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PLAYOFF GAME RECAP 8/13/2017

CHICO HEAT (2) at MEDFORD ROGUES (7)
Medford Wins Series 2-0


The Medford Rogues (2-0) defeated the Chico Heat (0-2) 7-2 on Saturday night at Harry & David Field to clinch the 2017 Great West League Championship.

 

Heat first baseman Marcus Wilhite hit a solo shot to right field in the second inning for the first run of the ball game.

 

Clay Valenzuela-Reece (Campbellsville) hit a bases loaded sacrifice fly to center field, which scored Connor Lowrie and tied the ballgame at 1-1 in the fourth inning
 

The Heat retook the lead in the fifth inning on the RBI single by Bailey Zimmer.  But the Rogues answered in the bottom of the fifth. Johnny DeLaCruz (Louisiana-Monroe),

 

Alex Isola (Yavapai), and Jake Hellweg RBI single scored Johnny DeLaCruz.  And Dante Gutierrez grounded to second, which allowed Alex Isola to score.  Connor Lowrie then delivered an RBI single to score Hellweg, which put the Rogues up for good.

 

The Rogues added one more in the sixth when Valenzeula-Reece stole home, and then two more in the seventh off an RBI double from Isola.

 

Taylor Frost  pitched a scoreless ninth inning to seal the Championship for the Rogues.

 

Rogues starter Dylan Pearce pitched 6.2 innings, allowed just two earned runs, and struck out five in the win.

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The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America, poviding a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers. The league also provides affordable family entertainment, enriching its member communities in California and Oregon.