MARYSVILLE, Calif. — Nick Ultsch hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the Yuba Sutter Gold Sox to a 7-6 victory over the Medford Rogues Friday in Great West League baseball at the Colusa Casino Stadium.
The Rogues (2-2) erased a 5-4 deficit with two runs in the eighth inning on back-to-back home runs by Daniel Nist and Cole Elvis to open the frame.
Angel Mora ledoff the Gold Sox ninth with a single. After Medford reliever Liam Herlihy got Jacob Terao to pop up and struck out Tyler Stewart, Ultsch hit a 2-1 offering for his second home run of the season.
Nist has a big game for the Rogues with three hits, including a pair of home runs, two runs and two RBIs.
The teams will play the second of the three-game series at 7:05 p.m. today.
Medford 100 021 020 — 6 7 3
Yuba Sutter 050 000 002 — 7 6 3
Brinkman, Spinning (4), Carle (8), Herlihy (8) and Elvis; Kaser, Kanamori (6), Bugarin and Terao. W — Bugarin (1-0). L — Herlihy (1-0). 2B — M: Pike, Kasper, Bath, Nist. HR — M: Nist 2 (2), Elvis (1); YS: Dove (1), Ultsch (2).