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Rogues rebound after tough start to win big

The Medford Rogues spotted the San Mateo Rounders three runs Saturday night, then got things turned around in a hurry.

After falling behind 3-0 in the top of the first, the Rogues answered back with 23 unanswered runs en route to a 23-3 win over the Rounders in seven innings at Harry & David Field.

The 23 runs tied a single-game franchise record set on June 26, 2018, against the Lincoln Potters.

Six different Rogues players drove in at least two runs. Omar Ortiz was 2-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored, while Austin Smith was 4-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored.

Jason Dumont went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and four runs scored. Ruben Cedillo, Caleb Schorr and Justin Brown each drove in a pair of runs.

The Rogues (24-5) sent 17 batters to the plate during their 12-run outburst in the bottom of the sixth.

Rogues reliever Tyler Tilton picked up the win out of the bullpen after throwing 3 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Eric Rohrer, who didn’t make it out of the first inning after allowing three runs and walking three batters while recording just one out. Tilton allowed just one hit and struck out six.

San Mateo’s six pitchers combined to issue 12 walks in just six innings.

San Mateo Rounders 300 000 0 — 3 6 6

Medford Rogues 533 00(12) x — 23 15 2

Cohen, Lewis (1), Neegab (3), Aguilera (5), Violante (6), Sierra (6) and Bellino; Rohrer, Tilton (1), R. Brown (5), Velarde (6) and J. Brown. W — Tilton (3-0). L — Cohen. 2B — SM: Unangst, Fleetwood; M: Smith, Ortiz, J. Brown, Schorr, Cope.

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