South snaps drought but North answers
“We weren’t worried about winning or beating North and the whole name thing, we just said this is a conference game and we want to start the doubleheader 1-0.
We stayed focused and we didn’t really make it a big deal or think ahead, and it was awesome to finally get the win.” South Medford 6-1, North Medford 3-8 RECAP: South Medford senior Pat Moore scores three runs after going 3-for-4 and strikes out 14 in the opener.
North Medford gets six of its 10 hits in Game 2 during the fourth and fifth innings to break the game open with seven straight runs.
The Panthers (8-4, 5-2) were up 4-3 in the seventh when Moore led off the inning with a double, Alexander walked and senior Bailee Tatum singled to load the bases.
After gaining its first lead in the doubleheader, North Medford took off from there and Austin didn’t allow a single baserunner over the final four innings of play.
“Once we got that lead we were not going to give it up, we had it from there,” said Austin, who struck out four and allowed five hits overall in Game 2.
“In this game it’s a matter of getting the timely hits,” said Black Tornado head coach Mike Mayben.
Early in the second game we had runners on third and we didn’t get those timely hits but as the game progressed we started getting those hits and building a little confidence.
South Medford;200;020;2;—;6;11;3 North Medford;002;010;0;—;3;4;2 Moore and Tatum; Austin and Salvador.
South Medford;010;000;0;—;1;5;1 North Medford;000;341;x;—;8;10;0 Moore and Tatum; Austin and Milam.