Sports, Thursday, Sept. 5 – Medford’s Seth Brown And His Hot Bat for the Oakland A’s!

Sports update from RogueValleyMagazine.com

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019

What a debut he’s having!  Seth Brown, born and raised in Klamath Falls,  and a high school graduate of North Medford High, continues to have a hot bat for the Oakland A’s.

The A’s called up Brown hoping he could just hold down the fort in the absence of Stephen Piscotty.  But with just eight games into his Major League career, Brown has surpassed those expectations, positioning himself as an unlikely hero down the MLB playoff stretch.

The rookie outfielder drew another start in left field Tuesday and wasted no time endearing himself to the Coliseum faithful in his first game in Oakland in a 7-5 win over the Angels.

Brown tied an Oakland single-game record with two triples, including a go-ahead three-bagger off Noe Ramirez in the sixth that put the A’s on top for good. The victory moved the A’s into a tie with Cleveland for the second American League Wild Card.

Brown became the first A’s rookie to record two triples in a game since Mark Ellis on Aug. 3, 2002. Brown, a local favorite for sure around these parts… is hitting .448 for Oakland.

Here Comes The High School Football Season!

Local Southern Oregon High School Football Schedules for September 5-7:
Class 1A (9/5)(8-Man)(Non-League)
North Lake vs. Oakridge at Gilchrist, 5:15 pm

Class 6A (9/6)(Non-League)
Mountain View at Roseburg, 7 pm
South Medford at Centennial, 7 pm
Sheldon at Graham-Kapowsin (WA), 7 pm
McNary vs. North Medford at Spiegelberg Stadium, 7 pm
Grants Pass at Oregon City, 7 pm

Class 5A (9/6)(Non-League)
Marshfield at North Bend, 7 pm
Klamath Union at Eagle Point, 7 pm
Springfield at North Eugene, 7 pm
Churchill at Thurston, 7 pm
Crater at Wilsonville, 7 pm
South Eugene at Wilson, 7 pm
Ashland at Willamette, 7 pm

Class 4A (9/6)(Non-League)
Ontario at Mazama, 7 pm
Siuslaw at Elmira, 7 pm
Cottage Grove at Cascade, 7 pm
Phoenix vs. Cascade Christian at US Cellular Field #10, Medford, 7 pm
Marist at Sweet Home, 7 pm
Woodburn at North Valley, 7 pm
Philomath at Junction City, 7 pm

Class 3A (9/6)(Non-League)
Yreka (CA) at South Umpqua, 7 pm
St. Mary’s (Medford) at Amity, 7 pm
Douglas at La Pine, 7 pm
Hidden Valley at Sutherlin, 7 pm
Harrisburg at Taft, 7 pm
Gold Beach at Brookings-Harbor, 7 pm

Class 2A (9/6)(Non-League)
Creswell at Lost River, 7:30 pm
Glide at Bandon, 7 pm
Oakland at Coquille, 7 pm
Culver at Illinois Valley, 6 pm
Sheridan at Monroe, 7 pm
Neah-Kah-Nie at Reedsport, 6 pm
Lakeview at Rogue River, 7 pm

Class 1A (9/6)(8-Man)(Non-League)
Days Creek at North Douglas, 7 pm
Waldport at Myrtle Point, 7 pm
Chiloquin at Glendale, 7 pm
Virginia City (NV) at Hosanna Christian, 6 pm
Siletz Valley at Lowell, 7 pm
Riddle at Mapleton, 7 pm
Falls City/Kings Valley Charter at Yoncalla, 7 pm
Mohawk at Elkton, 4 pm
South Wasco County at Crow, 4 pm

Class 1A (9/6)(6-Man)
Gilchrist at Jewell, 5:30 pm
Triangle Lake at McKenzie, 7 pm

Class 4A (9/7)(Non-League)
Henley at Seaside, 1 pm

Class 3A (9/7)(Non-League)
Salem Academy at Pleasant Hill, 1 pm

Class 1A (9/7)(8-Man)(Non-League)
Bonanza at Camas Valley, 1 pm

Oakland A’s 4, L.A. Angels 0 on Wednesday.

Sean Murphy sat around patiently for three days as he waited to get his first taste of big league action after joining the A’s on Sunday as a September callup. That chance finally came Wednesday, and he wasted no time making an impact.

Murphy provided a glimpse into what the A’s believe is a bright future behind the dish for the 24-year-old catcher, showing off his power in his Major League debut with a solo blast as his first career hit in a 4-0 victory over the Angels. The win keeps Oakland percentage points ahead of Cleveland for the second American League Wild Card.

The home run came in the fifth inning off Angels reliever Jake Jewell on a 0-1 pitch to put the A’s ahead by two. Murphy belted the fastball left over the heart of the plate at 105.8 mph off the bat, the second-hardest hit ball of the night by either club, and drove it over the Coliseum’s high wall in right-center for a projected 409 feet, according to Statcast.

College football hadn’t seen a performance like the one Jevon Holland put together last week in more than a decade.

Stepping into the cleats of 2018 Lombardi Award winner Ugochukwu Amadi, the sophomore safety Holland played the nickel position on Oregon’s defense and returned punts in last week’s season opener against Auburn. Holland returned three punts for 131 yards — including an 81-yard return that gave Oregon possession in the red zone, before an untimely fumble gave Auburn the ball back — and he also intercepted a pass.

No other player in college football had achieved both of those marks — at least 130 punt return yards plus an interception — in the same game since 2007.

The Oregon Ducks plays Nevada Saturday.

Oregon State’s football game at Hawaii this Saturday night won’t be aired on the Pac-12 Network. It won’t be on CBS or ESPN or FS1. In fact, it won’t be on television at all.

Traditionally, the home conference controls the broadcast rights. The game is in Hawaii, so the Mountain West Conference owns the rights. And so for the first time since 2011 when Washington State and Oregon State played, the Beavers won’t be anywhere on television.

However, the Pac-12  conference supports Oregon State’s decision to schedule Hawaii and declined to take an on-record stance on whether this is good for the brand of the conference or its members.

Oregon State opened with a 16 point loss to Oklahoma State, while Hawaii opened their season with an impressive win over Arizona State.

ASHLAND — Southern Oregon started its Cascade Conference title defense with its sharpest outing of the season, a 25-15, 25-19, 25-15 defeat of Oregon Tech in which the Raiders attacked at a .380 average on Wednesday night at Lithia Motors Pavilion.

Elliott Cook went for team-highs of 10 kills and five blocks and Maddie Pernich had eight kills on 16 swings for sixth-ranked SOU (10-1 overall). The trio of Makayla Hoyt, Shelby Young and Kylie Ristvedt combined for 18 kills and just one attacking error.

The Raiders went for 10 blocks as a team, holding OIT (7-4) to a .120 average. Ashley Ripplinger led the Owls with 11 kills.

More at souraiders.com.

In high school boys soccer on Tuesday in Central Point, Crater topped Mazama 4-2 and the Crater girls blanked Mazama 3-0. 

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