Mustangs fall to Marketmen in nonconference action

CORVALLIS — The Medford Mustangs came up short against the Corvallis Marketmen, falling 9-1 in nonleague American Legion AAA baseball action on Wednesday.

Nate Namanny went 3-for-4 for the Mustangs, who committed five errors in their final game before a super regional contest against The Dalles on Friday.

Taylor Humphrey's infield groundout drove in Ethan Schlecht and gave Medford (24-19) its only run in the third inning.

The Marketmen, who jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, finished with 13 hits.

Medford Mustangs 001 000 000 — 1 6 5

Corvallis Marketmen 300 040 20x — 9 13 0

Westfall, Namanny (3), Evans (5) and Wallan, Schlecht (1); Markley, Johnson (6), Brown (7), Cleary (9) and Brown, Reynolds (7). W — Markley. L — Westfall (4-1). 2B — M: Namanny; C: Brown 3, Hendrix, Rondeau.

NORTH COOS 11-1, NORTH MEDFORD 10-7 — At Coos Bay, the North Medford Mavericks split in nonleague American Legion A action at Clyde Allen Field.

In the opener, David Crofton went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Jared Evans 2-for-4 with two runs and Brett Pearson 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

Trailing 11-7 in the top of the seventh inning, the Mavericks used an RBI single by Pearson and a pair of walks to draw to within a run. With the bases loaded and two outs, Honus Kindreich slide safety into home from third before Colton Westfall was thrown out at first after a dropped third strike by the North Coos catcher sent both running.

In Game 2, Micah Brown finished 2-for-3 with two stolen bases, a run and an RBI and Christian Gillis 2-for-3 with a run for the Mavericks (40-14).


North Medford 104 020 3 — 10 10 1

North Coos 231 230 x — 11 12 1

Westfall, Kindreich (4), Wolff (5) and Wolff, Kindreich (5); Corder, Cole (7) and Hackney. W — Corder. L — Westfall (2-2). 2B — NM: Zavala, Crofton, Evans; NC: Miranda, Hampton.


North Medford 102 001 3 — 7 7 3

North Coos 100 000 0 — 1 3 1

Gillis, Brown (2), Crofton (4), Zavala (6) and Zavala, Wolff (6); Jackson, Cole (7) and Buryle. W — Brown (6-2). L — Jackson.

WYNDHAM CUP — At Orlando, Fla., Dylan Wu failed to earn a team point for the second straight day but his West teammates played well overall to take a 15.5-14.5 advantage in the American Junior Golf Association event at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club.

In a morning foursome, the 16-year-old Medford standout teamed with Zecheng Dou of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., in a 4-and-2 loss to the East's Lee McCoy (Clarkesville, Ga.) and Adam Wood (Zionsville, Ind.). Wu and Dou trailed from the first hole, and by as much as 5 down through eight holes, in the loss. They were able to win only three of the 16 holes played.

In the afternoon mixed four-ball competition, Wu paired with San Diego's Hee Wook Choi and had victory in sight before a late stumble cost the West group against Wood and Yu Liu (Aventura, Fla.), who won 2 up. Wu's pairing led from the first hole and secured a 3-up lead but couldn't hold on as the East duo evened the match through 13 holes.

The match remained all square despite a 40-foot chip-in for birdie by Wu on the 16th, and the East went 1 up after a bogey by the West on the par-4 17th. Wood and Liu scored a birdie on the 18th to win 2 up.

PACIFIC COAST AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP — At Bandon, Kevin Murphy shot a 3-over-par 75 on the Bandon Dunes Course to move into a tie for 46th after two rounds at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

The Rogue River teenager used three birdies and 10 pars to help offset four bogeys and one double bogey in the second round. He takes a 14-over 156 score into today's third round.

Gaston De La Torre of Brush Prairie, Wash., owns sole possession of first place at even-par 142.

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