MEDFORD, ORE. — Six runs seem to have given the Lodi Crushers the momentum for a possible come-from-behind win in Wednesday’s Great West League contest against the Medford Rogues at Harry and David Field.
But the host Rogues scored plenty before and after the Crushers’ outburst to post a 13-9 win. Lodi scored its half-dozen runs in the sixth inning, but Medford scored twice in the opening inning and six times in the fourth inning for an 8-0 lead.
After Rogues scored another run in the fifth for a 9-0 lead, Lodi (8-13) scored most of its run in the top of the sixth inning to make it 9-6.
In the bottom of the frame, Medford sent another player touching home plate for a 10-6 score. Lodi added three more runs in the eighth inning for a 10-9 score, but the Rogues matched that number that led to the final score.
Steve Robinson and Bo McClintock had two hits each for the Crushers, who had eight in the game. Nelson Muniz, along with Crusher teammates Casey Meyer, Gasper Pacheco and Joe Montes, had a hit each. Robinson and Pacheco had a double each. Robinson and Muniz, plus Meyer and Pacheco, had 2 RBIs each. Medford finished with 13 hits.
On the mound, Lodi’s Alex Camacho started the game. He went 3 1/3 innings, gave up seven hits and six runs to pick up the loss. Splitting the final 4 2/3 innings for the Crushers were Tristan Prybylinski, Ian Manzo, Nick Dentoni and Joey Caffesse.
Lodi was guilty of three errors in the game. Medford (14-5) had two.