GRANTS PASS, Ore. — With how not normal 2020 has been, a slight blip of normalcy returned to southern Oregon when the Medford Mustangs ended their summer with a big tournament win. While it didn't have as much pageantry as last year's state tournament six-peat, a big win is still a big win.
The West Coast Invitational Baseball Classic featured eight teams from around the region and was hosted by the two local teams: the Medford Mustangs and the Grants Pass River Dawgs. Both teams met in the semi-finals with the Mustangs taking the win, 10-4 to advance to the title match.
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They took on the Eureka-Humboldt Eagles, a team they've met plenty of times during their 2020 summer slate. In seven games, it was almost an even split, with the Mustangs taking four of the seven previous meetings.
It was scoreless through four, with the Mustangs' Steven Ledendecker and Eagles' Cameron Saso pitching well. But the Mustangs broke it open in the bottom of the fifth, scoring all the runs they needed for the tournament win over Humboldt, 5-1.