07/23/2019 12:21 PM
Article By: Jonathan Kurman
MEDFORD, Ore. – Phoenix, OR James Turnbull (Simpson University) retired 27 batters in a row to lead the Medford Rogues (37-12) over the Hayesville Hammers 9-0 on Tuesday evening at Harry & David Field.
After giving up a leadoff single, Phoenix, OR James Turnbull (Simpson) retired the next 27 batters to pick up the win for the second night in a row.
Jesse Spangler (Presentation College) tripled home Tyler Hollow (Dixie State University) in the bottom of the second inning to break the scoreless game. Spangler would then come home on a wild pitch.
Caleb Broughton (Bucknell University) was honored as the Rogues MVP before the game today. Broughton leads the team in hits, batting average, and stolen bases. Broughton reached on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the fourth, stole second, stole third, and then scored on the RBI single by Omar Ortiz (Vanguard University).
Broughton singled with one out in the bottom of the seventh and then scored on an RBI double by Ortiz. A pair of Hayesville errors in the inning would allow three more runs to score.
Pete Mendazona (Feather River College) walked to lead off the bottom of the eighth. He scored on the RBI triple by Broughton. Broughton then scored on the RBI sac fly by Grants Pass native Chris D’Amico (Presentation College).
The Rogues have won their 11th game in a row, matching a franchise record that was set at the beginning of this season.
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With the #2 seed in the League secured, the Rogues will play one single-elimination playoff game to reach the GSCBL Championship series against the four-time defending League Champions, Top Speed Baseball.
The playoffs begin on Thursday, July 25th at 1:00pm. The Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox and the San Francisco Seagulls will play a single-elimination game to see who will advance to play the Rogues later that same day at 4:30pm.
The GSCBL Championship Series will begin on Friday, July 26th. Every Rogues playoff game will be broadcasted live on 96.1FM/580AM The Game and online at TheGame541.com.