SAN FRANCISCO SEALS (11) at YUBA SUTTER GOLD SOX (20)
The Seals took advantage of two walks, a single and a two-run error to take an early 3-0 lead in the top of the second, however, San Francisco starter Keagan Beebe fell apart in the bottom half of the inning and the Gold Sox made the Seals pay.
After allowing a single and walking two batters, Beebe hit Vince Flores and T.J. Dove with the bases loaded to hand the Gold Sox their first two runs of the game. Josh Winker followed with an RBI single, and Brody Clifford cleared the bags with a three-run double to complete a two-out, six-run rally and stake Yuba-Sutter to a 6-3 lead.
San Francisco got a run back in the top of third, but the Gold Sox answered right back by scoring three runs – again with two outs – courtesy of a two-run error on an infield pop up and an RBI single by Flores.
Ahead 9-4, Yuba-Sutter broke things open for good by sending 10 batters to the plate while tacking on six more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Darrel Doll hit an RBI single, Jalen Johnson smacked an RBI double and later scored on a wild pitch, Sterling Spurling drew a bases-loaded walk and Billy Moreland delivered a two-run single to give the Gold Sox a commanding 15-4 lead.
Dove added a two-run triple and scored on a wild pitch in the sixth, and the Gold Sox scored two unearned runs in the seventh to make it 20-7.
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MEDFORD ROGUES (8) at KLAMATH FALLS GEMS (7)
The Medford Rogues (6-5) defeated the Klamath Falls Gems (4-7) 8-7 on Saturday evening at Kiger Stadium in Game Three of the Southern Oregon Showdown.
Designated hitter Mitch Neunborn (North Iowa Area CC) lead off the game with a walk. Right fielder Kody Garvin (Lewis-Clark State) singled to right field, his fifth consecutive hit dating back to yesterday’s game.Left fielder Brandon Bena (Iowa Western) then singled to right field to score Neunborn and move Garvin to third. With runners on the corners, second baseman Johnny Hawk (Iowa Western) grounded to second base and legged out to beat the double play, which scored Garvin.
In the bottom of the first, starter Michael Moore (Linn-Benton) gave up a four-pitch walk to Gems third baseman and Medford native James Turnbull, but he got shortstop and three-hitter Brice Foster to ground out to a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.
In the second inning, catcher Joe Bath (Lewis-Clark State) took second base on a dropped third strike and an error on Gems catcher Easton Waterman. With Riley Way (Lewis-Clark State) at the plate, Bath took off for third. Way grounded to second and was thrown out. Bath, with a full head of steam, rounded third to try and score on the play, but the Gems first baseman Jack Owens saw the play, and fired home to catcher Easton Waterman, who applied the tag on Bath to end the inning.
With two outs in the third, Garvin hit a no-doubt-about-it home run to right field, extending his consecutive hitting streak to six. First baseman Daniel Nist (Cal State Bakersfield) made a great defensive play in the third inning. He used his entire 6’6 frame to stretch out and dig a ball out of the dirt to retire Jack Owens.
The Gems used a three-run third inning and a three-run fourth inning to knock out Moore. The three runs in the third inning were unearned due to a two-out error by second baseman Johnny Hawk.
Tanner Simpson (Lewis-Clark State) came on in relief for Moore in the fifth inning. He struck out two in a 1-2-3 fifth.
In the sixth, Garvin extended his hitting streak to seven in a row with a solo blast to right-center field. Bena doubled and then advanced to third on a wild pitch. Third baseman Tommy Ahlstrom (Simpson University) walked to put runners on the corners. The Rogues put on the delayed double steal, and the Gems bit. The through to second retired Ahlstrom, but Bena scored on the play.
In the seventh, Neunborn lead off with a walk. Garvin stepped up to the plate and hit a deep fly ball to center field, but it stayed in play and was caught by Kyle Yamada, ending Garvin’s consecutive hit streak at seven. Bath doubled off the wall in left center with one out in the eighth. With two outs, shortstop Riley Way (Lewis-Clark State) singled under the glove of Gems shortstop Brice Foster to score Bath and bring the Rogues within one. Neunborn then doubled off the centerfield wall to score Way and tie the game at 7. Center fielder Riley Kasper (Saddleback) walked to put runners on first and second for Kody Garvin. Garvin hit a grounder under the glove of the diving Gems second baseman Travis Danielson to score Neunborn and give the Rogues the lead 8-7.
Tanner Simpson came on in the ninth for his fifth inning of work in relief and pitched a scoreless inning to earn the win. He gave up one run on two hits and struck out four in five innings of work.
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LINCOLN POTTERS (7) at CHICO HEAT (5)
In their annual Paint The Park Pink Night, the Chico Heat fell to the Lincoln Potters 7-5.
The Potters’ outfielder Charles Middleton doubled home George St. Martin on a fly ball just out of the reach of Chico left fielder Jordan Parker’s glove in the first inning for the early lead. After an error, a walk and a two-out double gave Lincoln two more runs, giving them a 3-0 lead after five innings.
Potters starter Hector Sepulveda had a perfect game going until the fifth inning before Chico unloaded for a five-run fifth inning, forcing his departure after 4 2/3 innings. The Potters offense wasn’t done as they scored a pair of runs in the sixth and the seventh innings. Grant St. Martin and Charles Middleton each had multiple hits in the game for Lincoln
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