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Legion Baseball Roundup: Corvallis takes wood to Docs

Dr. Stewart’s was defeated by Corvallis Gerding Builders, 13-2, Monday night in their annual American Legion baseball wooden bat game at Bill Gray Stadium at Legion Field.

The nonleague contest was stopped after seven innings due to the mercy rule. The Docs dropped to 13-20 on the season.

After a week of high energy, close games, Dr. Stewart’s had a tough outing against Corvallis with “too many” errors, coach Scott Shaver said.

The Docs took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but gave up six in the second and it was a struggle the rest of the way.

Henry Rondeau and Tyger Liner had two hits each for the Marketmen (23-14). Jake Forrester went 2-for-4 and Cory Finlay doubled for the Docs.

The Docs will play at Medford Wednesday in an Area 4 doubleheader, then will host the Wilson Dirtbags Thursday night.

Corvallis 063 012 1 — 13 8 0

Dr. Stewart’s 101 000 0 — 2 4 5

Doran, Birdwell (7) and Liner; Swan, Finlay (3), Stone (5) and Suhrstedt. WP — Doran. LP — Swan. 2B — Markley (C), Finlay (DS).

SUNDAY’S GAMES

Dr. Stewart’s 3-7 Willamette Valley 2-5

Triston Garnett’s two-out single in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Chris Stone with the winning run as Dr. Stewart’s defeated the Willamette Valley Titans 3-2 in the first game of an Class AAA American Legion baseball Area 4 doubleheader at Bill Gray Stadium at Legion Field.

The Docs completed a sweep with a 7-5 victory in the nightcap, evening their league record at 6-6.

Garnett stroked his game-winner in the opener after Stone had hit a one-out double. Justin Bennett went 3-for-4 in the contest, Zach Wyscaver 2-for-2 and Garnett and Kyler Wolford both 2-for-4. Dr. Stewart’s coach Scott Shaver said Wolford made some key defensive plays at third base.

Roy Benzel went nine innings on the mound for the Docs, allowing nine hits and two runs. The left-hander struck out none and walked one, and didn’t get the decision. Kyle Westbrooks pitched the 10th and was the winner.

In Game 2, Dr. Stewart’s scored three of its four runs in the sixth off Willamette Valley errors. Wyatt McKnight contributed an RBI single in the inning.

The Titans made things interesting with three runs in the top of the seventh, but the Docs held on and won all four of their league meetings with Willamette Valley this season.

Stone finished 2-for-3 with two runs and McKnight 2-for-3 in the contest. Tylan DuBois hit a two-run double in the fourth inning.

DuBois, a left-hander, pitched 6 2/3 solid innings, fanning four and walking one. Stone got the final out in the seventh to pick up the save.

First Game

W. Valley 010 000 001 0 — 2 9 4

Dr. Stewart’s 000 010 001 1 — 3 11 2

Ferrari, Dougherty (7) and Hallett; Benzel, Westbrooks (10) and McKnight. WP – Westbrooks. LP – Dougherty. 2B – Guy (WV), Stone (DS), Garnett (DS), Wolford (DS).

Second Game

W. Valley 000 011 3 — 5 6 4

Dr. Stewart’s 000 304 x — 7 8 5

O’Conner, Curtis (6) and Guy. DuBois, Stone (7) and McKnight. WP – DuBois. S – Stone. LP – O’Conner. 2B – Cook (WV), Simpson (DS), Forrester (DS), DuBois (DS).

CLASS A

Pepsi 14 North Medford 7

MEDFORD — The Bottlecaps defeated North Medford in a nonleague makeup game.

Pepsi (14-7) led 6-5 after six inning, then erupted for eight in the seventh to secure the win.

Spencer Taylor was 3-for-5 with four RBIs for the Bottlecaps and Grant Ronk went 2-for-4.

Pepsi 010 410 800 — 14 11 4

N. Medford 100 022 010 — 7 9 5

Hartwick, Kempke (2), Watkins (4), Jacks (8) and Ronk; Kendreich, Wolfe (4), Hunt (7), Reece (9) and McKee. WP — Watkins. LP — Wolfe. 2B — Barone (NM).


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