07/01/2019 2:15 PM
Article By: Jonathan Kurman
LINCOLN, Ca. – The Medford Rogues (23-7) defeated the Sacramento Heat (9-18) 5-3 in seven innings in game two of a double header at McBean Memorial Park on Monday afternoon.
Turner Olson hit a clutch go-ahead triple to drive home Brice Foster (Menlo College) in the seventh inning.
For the second time today, Tre’Von Dorsey (Undecided) led off the game for the Rogues with a single and came around to score. Jesse Spangler (Presentation College) singled Dorsey home in the first inning.
However, the Heat answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the first inning to take their first lead of the day.
Devon Canty (Menlo College) walked to lead off the top of the fourth inning, took second on a single by Brice Foster (Menlo College), and then took third on the sacrifice bunt laid down by catcher Ty Mulholland. Dorsey hit a shallow pop fly to the Heat second baseman Caleb Watson.
Watson threw home, even though Canty was not tagging. The ball kicked off the Heat catcher John Wynne and trickled down the third base line. Both Wynne and the Heat pitcher Jake Thompson went to retrieve the ball, leaving no fielders at home to cover the plate. Canty took off and slide in safely at home.
With two outs in the top of the fifth inning, Omar Ortiz (Vanguard University) and Spangler hit back-to-back doubles to tie the game.
Gilbert Romero (Chico State) came on in relief in the sixth inning. He pitched two innings of scoreless baseball and picked up his first win of the year.
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The Rogues will travel back to Medford to host the San Francisco Seals at Harry & David Field for a one-game, non-league series on Tuesday, July 2nd. Tuesday, July 2nd is Red, White, and Blue Night at Harry & David Field, featuring the largest post-game fireworks show in Medford Rogues history. Bleacher tickets are just $2 for every Tuesday home game. Tickets are available online at MedfordRogues.com.
After playing a one game, non-league series at Harry & David Field with the Redding Ringtails, a semi-professional team from northern California, the Rogues will welcome Top Speed Baseball to Medford for the first time this season. The three-game series between the top two teams in the Golden State Collegiate Baseball League and two of the top 25 summer collegiate baseball teams in America will begin on Friday, July 5th.
Box score managed by home team scorekeeper and may not be 100% accurate.