ROSEBURG — Medford broke out the bats for 19 hits in the second game of an Area 4 doubleheader to help secure an American Legion sweep over Roseburg Dr. Stewart's on Saturday.
The Mustangs scored 11 unanswered runs in Game 2 to earn a 12-2 victory, and led 6-0 in the opener before having to stave off a Roseburg rally for a 9-8 win.
Nate Namanny struck out six, walked three and scattered four hits in the nightcap. The left-hander allowed only one earned run.
Cody James blasted a grand slam home run in the sixth inning to pad Medford's cushion in Game 2 an finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Seth Brown was 4-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs, Jessie Hornbrook 4-for-5 with four runs and Ethan Schlecht 3-for-4 with one RBI. Colin Sowers, who scored twice, and Billy Hansen each added two hits for the Mustangs (13-5, 4-2 Area 4).
In the first game, Medford raced out to a 6-0 lead before Roseburg tacked on six sixth-inning runs to even the score. Roseburg scored all six of its runs with no outs.
Brent Hegdahl's two-run double in the top of the sixth highlighted the scoring for the Mustangs. Medford scored all three of its runs in the seventh inning without needing a basehit.
Sowers was 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI and Hegdahl finished 2-for-3, with Brown adding a solo home run.
Brandon Jackson was 2-for-4 and Tyson Dahl 2-for-5 with three RBIs — including a two-run single in the sixth to even things at 6 — for the Docs.
Michael Bradshaw pitched the first five innings for the Mustangs, striking out seven but giving up three straight hits in the bottom of the sixth.
Max Anderson, who relieved Ethan Schlecht in the sixth, induced a force play on a bunt and two pop-ups to end the inning without further damage.
Relief pitcher Brady Thomas entered with runners at first and second in the seventh. He walked the first batter to load the bases and the Docs scored on a fielder's choice before the game finally ended on a line drive to Brown in right field.
Medford Mustangs 101 004 3 — 9 9 2
Roseburg Dr. Stewart's 000 006 2 — 8 9 1
Bradshaw, Schlecht (6), Anderson (6), Thomas (7) and Kaufman; Jackson and Dahl. W — Anderson (1-0). L — Jackson. 2B — M: Sowers, James, Hegdahl; R — Jackson, Jaukkuri, Morin. HR — M: Brown (2).
Medford Mustangs 101 054 1 — 12 19 1
Roseburg Dr. Stewart's 200 000 0 — 2 4 2
Namanny and Sowers; J. Priestley, Davis (6), Perry (6) and Dahl. W — Namanny (1-1). L — Priestley. 2B — M: Sowers, Hornbrook, Brown, Stone; R: Jaukkuri. HR — M: James (2).
NORTH MEDFORD 11, LEBANON 0, 6 inn. — At Corvallis, Charlie Walker belted out three doubles and was 4-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs and one stolen base to help North Medford finish 4-0 on its side of the bracket and advance to today's championship game at the Corvallis Summer Slam wood bat tournament.
Isaiah Luzny tossed five scoreless innings, allowing two hits with 10 strikeouts, and David Crofton pitched the final frame for the Mavericks (15-5). North Medford will face Thurston, which went 4-0 on its side of the bracket, at 6 tonight in the championship.
Christian Gillis had a two-run triple in the second inning to push the Mavericks' lead to 6-0 and finished 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs. Micah Brown was 2-for-5 with three runs, one RBI and one stolen base.
North Medford 431 012 — 11 11 0
Lebanon 000 000 — 0 3 1
Luzny, Crofton (6) and Janakas; Villanueva and Rappe. W — Luzny (1-1). L — Villanueva. 2B — NM: Walker 3; L: Hopkins. 3B — NM: Raff, Gillis.
NORTH JACKSON 16-15, CC-StM.-RR 1-8 — North Jackson cranked out 24 hits on the day en route to an Area 4 sweep at Harry & David Field.
Johnny Wilkerson and James Dixon both finished with three hits and three RBIs, Erik Skogseth was 3-for-4 and Derrik Walls and Evan Jolliffe recorded two hits apiece in Game 1 for the Eagles (9-7, 7-5 Area 4).
Ben Zomerdyk was 2-for-3 in the opener for Cascade Christian-St. Mary's-Rogue River.
In the nightcap, Dixon belted a bases-clearing triple, Cody Pfister finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs and Jolliffe went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Kyle Ferguson was 2-for-3 for the Wolfpack.
North Jackson 030 58 — 16 15 1
CC-StM.-RR 000 10 — 1 3 7
Walls and Skogseth; Huntley, Sha (4), Isola (5) and Devish. W — Walls (1-1). L — Huntley. 2B — NJ: Jolliffe, Dixon.
North Jackson 003 500 7 — 15 9 4
CC-StM.-RR 104 011 1 — 8 7 4
Skogseth, Atler (1), Wilson (3), Wilkerson (5) and Wilkerson, Skogseth (5); Zomerdyk, Britton (7) and Miller. W — Wilson (2-1). L — Zomerdyk. 2B — NJ: Atler, Jolliffe. 3B — NJ: Dixon.
AGE 10-11 DISTRICT 8 TOURNAMENT — Starting pitcher Jacob Donnelly went the distance, striking out nine, walking four and giving up four hits in the Medford Nationals' 9-4 win over Grants Pass American at the Medford National Little League fields.
Donnelly was 4-for-4 at the plate and Jayleen Parnell went 2-for-2 with two walks for Medford, which had 12 hits.
The Nationals, who advance to Tuesday's final game, are 2-0 in the tourney. They beat Central Point 10-9 on Friday. Tuesday's winner advances to the state tournament in Astoria.
AGE 11-12 DISTRICT 8 TOURNAMENT — Jaykob Pereria went 3-for-3 with three runs scored in Medford National's 7-5, first-round win over Central Point at MNLL.
Medford plays Grants Pass American at 6 tonight in the double-elimination tournament.
The state tourney will be held in Bend.