The 2018 Medford Rogues season blended the old and the new, the familiar with the unexplored, and the respect for the past with the desire to innovate. The season presented challenges for new COO Dave May and new head coach Tyler Graham as they navigated the turbulent waters of the summer baseball season.
In partnership with the American Cancer Society, the Medford Rogues are proud to share two exciting upcoming events with the community.
CSH International announced today the Medford Rogues, who competed last season in the Great West League, will pursue competitive playing options for the 2019 season in either a similar collegiate baseball league or potentially as an independent summer collegiate team. The announcement was made in conjunction with the league’s Board of Directors that the GWL will suspend operations for the 2019 season.
The 2018 Great West League Player of the Year and the All-GWL teams has been announced by league commissioner Ken Wilson. Medford native Cole Carder was named the 2018 GWL Player of the Year, and 11 Rogues were named All-GWL.
THANK YOU to our fans, Rogue Nation for supporting us all summer long! Thank you to our host families for generously housing our players this summer. We would not exist without you! And thank you to all of our staff and players who pour their blood, sweat, and tears into this organization this summer. 2019 Season tickets are on sale now! Contact Dave at Dave@MedfordRogues.com to reserve your seat at Harry & David Field for the 2019 Season
LINCOLN, Ca. – The Rogues fell to the Lincoln Potters 12-4 in the win or go home playoff game at McBean Memorial Park.
MEDFORD, Ore. – Mitch Neunborn (North Iowa Area CC) homered twice and Blake Baumgartner (UC San Diego) got in on the home run party to power the Rogues past the Gold Sox, 9-4. Blue clear skies, fresh air, and a pleasant 86 degrees at first pitch were enjoyed by 1,142 people and 55 dogs, who were on hand to welcome the Rogues back for their first home game since July 19th.
MEDFORD, Ore. – The Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox will replace the Klamath Falls Gems as the opponents for the Medford Rogues for Friday and Saturday night to finish out the 2018 Great West League regular season. The Rogues will defend their 2017 GWL Championship starting Sunday against the Lincoln Potters at Harry & David Field. The first 500 fans in attendance to the Rogues’ first home playoff game of 2018 will receive a FREE 2018 Team Poster, courtesy of Harry & David.
MARYSVILLE, Ca. – Cole Elvis (UC Berkeley, 2019) and Mitch Neunborn (North Iowa Area CC) both homered to power the Rogues to a 9-6 win and a sweep of the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox.
What is more American than baseball and dogs? The Rogues will play the Gems at Harry & David Field Friday, Aug. 3, and spectators are encouraged to bring their pooch.
MARYSVILLE, Ca. – Medford native Cole Carder (University of Antelope) broke out of an 0-15 slump with a solo home run in the sixth inning and a three run home run in the seventh to lead the Rogues to a 15-8 win over the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox on Saturday night at Colusa Casino Stadium.
MARYSVILLE, Ca. – 14 free passes issued by the Gold Sox helped the Rogues to an easy win, 20-9, on Friday Night at Colusa Casino Stadium. Medford native Ryan Carle (Pacific University) made his debut as a starter. He pitched four strong innings, but did not factor into the decision.
CHICO, Ca. – Andrew Meggs doubled down the right field line with two on in the ninth inning to defeat the Rogues, 5-4. A bases loaded walk to Tate Cowden (University of Antelope Valley) pushed Josh McIntyre (Western Oregon) across for the go-ahead run in the seventh inning.
CHICO, Ca. – Blake Baumgartner (UC San Diego) hit two home runs, and starting pitcher Tanner Simpson struck out six over four innings of work, but it wasn’t enough, as the Rogues fell to the Heat, 7-5.
CHICO, Ca. – The Rogues were shutout for the first seven innings before Blake Baumgartner (UC San Diego) walked to lead off the eighth. Cole Elvis (UC Berkeley, 2019) hit a slicing ball down the right field line. Heat right fielder Tim Frith made a diving attempt, but it bounced off his glove and shot into foul territory. The double moved Baumgartner to third, who scored on an RBI groundout by Tate Cowden (University of Antelope Valley).
MEDFORD, Ore. – Saturday’s doubleheader against the San Francisco Seals has been cancelled due to smoke and poor air quality. Rogues COO Dave May made the determination at 2:30pm to cancel the game in the interest of player, fan, and staff health.
MEDFORD, Ore. – In a 27-6 victory over the San Francisco Seals, the Rogues broke their franchise team record for most runs (27), hits (24), and RBI (24) in a game and set the record for most runs scored in a single inning (10).
CHICO, Ca. – AJ Miller’s (University of Oregon, 2019) two-run home run in the fifth inning scored his high school buddy James Bell (University of Oregon, 2019) and put the Rogues on the board, but the Heat scored early and late to defeat the Rogues 5-3.
CHICO, Ca. – Chico Heat starting pitcher Shane Gustafson had pitched 14 consecutive scoreless innings before Mitch Neunborn (North Iowa Area CC) hit a two-run home run to score Joe Bath (Lewis-Clark State). The Rogues continued to tack on runs in the fourth, fifth, sixth, and ninth innings to beat the Heat, 9-4. Kolby Button (Shasta College) pitched four scoreless innings in relief and picked up his fourth win of the year.