LOCAL ROUNDUP: Rogues slam Gold Sox to even series


    The Medford Rogues put on an offensive display in Great West League baseball at Harry & David Field Saturday.

    The Rogues evened the three-game series with the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox at one game apiece with a 14-2 victory on Paint the Park Pink Night.

    The Rogues wore pink jerseys and auctioned 30 of the themed jerseys with the proceeds benefiting the Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center.

    Local product Cole Carder sparked the Medford 15-hit attack with three hits and two RBIs from his leadoff spot while Tommy Ahlstrom added three hits and two RBIs.

    Daniel Nist, who had two hits and scored four runs, singled to open the second and eventually scored on Cole Elvis’ ground out to give the Rogues a 1-0 lead.

    Pinch-hitter Mitch Neuborn hit a three-run, inside-the-park home run in a four-run eighth inning.

    Starting pitcher Bobby Voortmeyer pitched five scoreless innings to register his second win of the season

    The teams will conclude the weekend series today at 6:35 p.m. on Fred Meyer Fun Day, which includes four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for $44. The team will donate $4 from each fun pack to Access.

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    Perkins, Maples (6), Papapietro (8) and Hsiao; Vootmeyer, Pike (6), Large (8) and Elvis. W — Vootmeyer. L — Perkins. 2B — M: Carder, Garvin. HR — M: Neuborn (5) .

    American Legion

    SOUTH MEDFORD 8, GRANTS PASS 7: Matthew Shenk had three hits and scored two runs to pace the South Medford Colts in the American Legion A home victory.

    Shenk singled and scored the first of two runs in the first inning for the Colts.

    After Grants Pass scored four runs in the third inning to erase a 3-0 deficit, South Medford answered with five runs in the bottom of the inning. The Colts rally was fueled by six hits, a walk and three Grants Pass errors.

    Chase Costanti contributed two hits, scored twice and drove in one run for South Medford.

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    Clinger, Tobin (3), Medley (6) and Medley, Calabro (6); Shenk, Smith (2), Vanderhoff (3), Campbell (4), Costanti (5), Joe (6), Ledendecker (7) and Joe, Campbell (6). W — Campbell. L — Clinger. 2B — GP: Medley, Calabro 2, Eide, Vinyard; SM: Shenk. 3B — GP: Knight.

    Little League

    MEDFORD AMERICANS 11, PENDLETON 7: At Gold Hill, the Medford Americans surrendered four runs in the second inning but answered with eight of their own to claim an opening victory in the U-11 state tournament.

    Colton Miller, Dylan Scott and Dom Daffron collected two hits each to pace the Americans’ 11-hit attack.

    Daffron pitched 3?1/3-innings to pick up the victory. He allowed four runs on four hits and struck out three.

    Luke Lytle recorded the last eight outs of the game to get the save

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