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Local Baseball Roundup: Bottlecaps sweep at Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS — Pepsi continued its production at the plate and swept an important Class A American Legion baseball Area 4 North doubleheader from the Grants Pass Miners Friday night, winning 15-10 and 10-6 at All Sports Park.

The Bottlecaps improved to 18-8 overall and 7-5 in league, one game behind second place Sheldon. North Coos is in first place.

Pepsi finished with 18 hits against the Miners (14-10, 5-7) in the first game. Will Reddekopp led the attack, going 4-for-5 with a triple, double and seven RBIs. Spencer Taylor was 3-for-5 with three runs, Justin Grubbs 3-for-5 with three doubles and three RBIs, Hayden Kempke 2-for-2 and Zack Watkins 2-for-4.

Kempke ripped a two-run homer in the seventh inning.

In Game 2, the Bottlecaps scored four runs in the seventh to take a five-run lead. Reddekopp had an RBI double and Grant Ronk contributed a two-run double.

Isaac Smith was 4-for-5 with a triple in the contest, Reddekopp 2-for-4 with two doubles and Watkins 2-for-4 with two runs. Treven Jacks was the winning pitcher, allowing nine hits and one earned run in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out one and walked two.

“The kids did a good job of scoring some runs late in both games,” Pepsi coach Justin O’Byrne said. “They battled all night long.”

The two teams will meet again in a twin bill at 4 p.m. today at Bill Gray Stadium at Legion Field.

First Game

Pepsi 310 144 2 — 15 18 1

Grants Pass 320 003 2 — 10 14 1

Hartwick, Beecher (5) and Taylor; Chastain, Stegmiller (2), Fretz (5), Kissel (7) and Bennett. WP — Hartwick. LP — Chastain. HR — Kempke (R). 3B — Reddekopp (R), Fretz (GP). 2B — Hartwick (P), Reddekopp (P), Grubbs 3 (P), Fretz (GP), Hults (GP).

Second Game

Pepsi 120 012 4 — 10 11 2

Grants Pass 021 011 1 — 6 10 2

Jacks, Beecher (6) and Taylor; Campbell, May (5) and Hults. WP — Jacks. LP — Campbell. 3B — Smith (P). 2B — Reddekopp 2 (P), Ronk (P).

North Coos 5-1 Umpqua 3-5

Cody Gray pitched a complete-game four-hitter in the nightcap as the Lions salvaged a split with the Waterfront in an Area 4 North doubleheader Saturday at Bill Gray Stadium at Legion Field.

Assistant coach Lance Bennett praised the performance of Gray, who only gave up one run while striking out two and walking two. It marked the first league win for the Lions (6-18, 1-11).

Brandon Stewart and Paxton Sisco each had a pair of hits for Umpqua in the contest. Gray and Wryland McKnight had run-scoring hits.

In the opener, North Coos (17-12, 10-4) took a 5-0 lead before the Lions mounted a comeback. Will Shaw had an RBI single for Umpqua.

McKnight took the loss, allowing five hits.

First Game

North Coos 011 300 0 — 5 5 1

Umpqua 000 201 0 — 3 4 1

Bennison and Jackson; McKnight and Osborne. WP — Bennison. LP — McKnight. 2B — Williams (NC).

Second Game

North Coos 010 000 0 — 1 4 1

Umpqua 012 110 x — 5 8 2

Kaufmann and Zehe; Gray and Osborne. WP — Gray. LP — Kaufmann. 3B — Shaw (U). 2B — Gray (U).

JUNIOR STATE

Renegades lose in state semifinals

EUGENE — Zack Mandera gave the Roseburg Renegades the pitching performance they needed, but four errors against Summit doomed the Junior State team in a semifinal game of the Division II state tournament on Saturday at Willamette High School.

Summit won, 2-1, advancing into tonight’s championship game. Roseburg (21-11) will play the West Salem-Corvallis loser for third place at 2:30 p.m.

Mandera allowed five hits and no earned runs in going the distance, striking out four and walking none. The Renegades managed only five hits themselves and struck out 12 times.

“Zack Mandera did a phenomenal job,” Roseburg coach Tim Sustaire said. “It’s a bummer to lose a game when you feel you’re just as good as the other team. (Summit) didn’t earn a run and that is what’s frustrating.”

Terrell Jacks was 2-for-3 with a double for the Renegades. Sam Campbell knocked in Roseburg’s only run, singling in Garrett Russell in the third. Russell had singled, and stolen second and third base.

In Friday’s quarterfinal game, the Renegades scored five runs in the top of the seventh to rally past Crescent Valley, 10-7.

Campbell was 3-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs for Roseburg, which overcame six errors. Paxton Shinn had two hits in three at-bats and knocked in three runs. The Renegades used three pitchers, with Stephen Assed getting the win in relief.

Saturday’s Game

Summit 100 100 0 — 2 5 0

Roseburg 001 000 0 — 1 5 4

Halligan and Stubbs; Mandera and Jacks. WP — Halligan. LP — Mandera. 2B — Collins (S), Jacks (R).

Friday’s Game

Roseburg 130 001 5 — 10 7 6

C. Valley 040 300 0 — 7 8 4

Alexander, Assed (4), Mandera (7) and Jacks; Scevers, Thalon (7) and Bracht. WP — Assed. LP — Scevers. HR — Spevacek (CV).


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