Mustangs Loose Heading in to Regionals

MEDFORD, Ore. — If the Medford Mustangs were nervous at all during their last practice before headingto the Northwest Regional Tournament, they sure didn’t sure it. And why should they be nervous? The Mustangs did not lose a game in the State Tournament and outscored their opponents 37-14. “It just kind of built up and … Continue reading »

Mustangs Crowned Legion Champs

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – On a day when the Mustangs’ bats were slow to get going, it was the pitching that kept them alive. David Crofton allowed one run and struck out four in a complete game effort at the AAA Legion State Championship against the Portland Eastside Barbers on Sunday. The Mustangs eventually won … Continue reading »

Mustangs Still Undefeated at Tournament

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A somewhat insignificant game turned into a fiery escapade of home plate collisions and head coach ejections. In the end, the Medford Mustangs eliminated the Eugene Challengers from the AAA Legion State Tournament with a 10-6 win. Highlights from Saturday’s game are included.

AAA Legion State Tournament, Day 3

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A Josh Berman 2-run home run off the foul pole gave the Medford Mustangs a 2-run lead over the Corvallis Gerding Builders in the third round of the AAA Legion State Tournament on Friday, and Medford went on to win 4-2. The win left Medford as the only unbeaten remaining at … Continue reading »

AAA Legion State Tournament, Day 2

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Grants Pass Nuggets loaded the bases with no outs in the 1st inning, but came up empty. And that symbolized their entire tournament. The Nuggets were eliminated on their home field, losing 11-0 to the Salem Withnell Dodgers in 7  innings. Meanwhile, the Medford Mustangs won their 10th straight game … Continue reading »

AAA Legion State Tournament, Day 1

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Medford Mustangs moved into the AAA Legion State Tournament winner’s bracket with a 7-4 win over the Post 20 Dirtbags while the Grants Pass Nuggets fell into the loser’s bracket thanks to a 8-2 loss to the Corvallis Gerding Builders. Highlights are included.

Three Mustangs Reflect on Journey

MEDFORD, Ore. –  Two years ago, Ashland’s Steen Fredrickson and North Medford’s Colton Westfall were coming off their freshman years. Coming off his sophomore year was Cascade Christian’s Isaiah Luzny. Fredrickson was a flame thrower with a sharp curve, Westfall a horse that could get you out with several different pitches and Luzny a crafty lefty … Continue reading »

Mayben Takes Over at Cascade Christian

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Cascade Christian boys are under new leadership this season, and it’s a name that baseball fans in the Rogue Valley know well. Medford Mustangs head coach Nate Mayben will manage the Challengers this season. He will still stay on as the Mustangs skipper, so he’ll be busy for the next few … Continue reading »

Charlie Walker: Amateur Athlete

In two years, American Legion Baseball will change its rules to keep players with college experience from playing in the summer league. Brandon Kamerman explains what that would mean for some current collegiate Legion players.

GP Wins, Mustangs Fall at State Tourney

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Grants Pass Nuggets rallied to beat Corvallis on a smokey day at Harry & David Field, the first day of the AAA Legion State Tournament. The Nuggets fell behind 5-1 through three and a half innings, but scored six runs in the next five inning to beat Corvallis 7-6. Tyler Bennett … Continue reading »