Brady Buchanan and Dylan Marsh had two hits apiece, Joe Johnson gave up just one hit in the first five innings and the Medford Mustangs beat the Grants Pass Cavemen 13-6 during the second day of the Coach K Memorial Tournament on Friday at Harry & David Field.
After Medford jumped out to a 7-0 lead through four, the Cavemen scored six runs on four hits in the top of the sixth to cut the Mustangs’ lead to one. Medford answered with six of its own runs, one on a double by Jack Thompson, in the bottom of the frame.
Also for Medford (11-3), Buchanan went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored, Marsh went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and the Mustangs drew 12 walks as a team.
The victory was the sixth in a row for the Mustangs, who host the Klamath Falls Falcons today at 7 p.m.
Johnson struck out 13 without a walk in an efficient 63-pitch outing.
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Medford 013 306 x — 13 9 1
Knight and Hood; Johnson, Serean (6), Whitney (6), Marsh (7), B. Thompson (7) and J. Thompson. W — Johnson. L — Knight. 2B — M: J. Thompson.
American Legion A
COTTAGE GROVE/JUNCTION CITY 19, NORTH MEDFORD 0, 5 inn.: At Eugene, Cottage Grove/Junction City had 15 hits and took advantage of seven errors by North Medford to eliminate the Mavericks from championship contention in the Best of the West tournament at Swede Johnson Stadium.
CGJC also capitalized on eight walks and two hit batters to pull out the pool play victory.
Cody Borraggine took the pitching loss for the Mavericks, who face Springfield today in a game that will determine which place North will be gunning for Sunday.
Great West League
MEDFORD 10, SAN FRANCISCO 0: At Alameda, Tanner Cantwell’s two-run single highlighted a six-run fifth as Medford broke open what had been a close game en route to a blowout victory.
A.J. Miller had two doubles and an RBI and leadoff hitter Riley Kasper drove in two runs to help the Rogues (12-9) bounce back from a tough loss Thursday against Klamath Falls.
Rogues starter Tanner Simpson tossed 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball, holding the Seals to four hits while striking out nine with two walks.
Seals starter Drew Sthal allowed six runs, five earned, in 4 2/3 innings and was tagged with the loss, as San Francisco fell to 6-12.
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San Francisco 000 000 000 — 0 6 3
Simpson, Glover (6), Carle (9) and Bell; Sthal, Beebe (5), Levin (7), Cindric (8), Gwerder (9) and Nakagawa. W — Simpson. L — Sthal. 2B — M: Miller 2, Bell; SF: Edmondson.