rsbg050410.jpgRoseburg scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning and cruised to a 22-2 win over South Medford in a Southwest Conference baseball game Tuesday at Harry and David Field in Medford.

Righthander Brandon Jackson went five innings giving up just two hits and two unearned runs to pick up his sixth victory of the season.

Offensively, Vince Ampi had three hits, including a home run and four RBI's; and rightfielder Mitch Huff hit a grand slam and knocked in six runs for the top-ranked Indians.

Roseburg (10-0, 17-1) travels to third-ranked North Medford on Saturday for a conference doubleheader with the Black Tornado.

In the Far West League, South Umpqua (6-3) was upended by first-place Siuslaw 7-0; Sutherlin lost to North Bend 8-6; and Douglas downed Brookings 7-4.

Glide (6-3, 8-7) beat Reedsport 10-0 to move into sole possession of second place in the Sunset Conference.

North Douglas upset defending state champion Umpqua Valley Christian 9-6. The Warriors (8-1, 19-3) now hold a one game lead over the Monarchs (7-2, 9-10) atop the District 4 standings; and Riddle slipped by Yoncalla 4-3.

The Roseburg softball team pounded South Medford 18-8 in a battle for third place in the SWC; Douglas beat Brookings 6-1; Glide stayed perfect in conference with a 13-1 victory over Reedsport; Oakland continued its winning ways with an 8-4 win against Glendale; and Riddle beat Yoncalla 6-3.  

(Photo: Vince Ampi is congratulated after hitting home run)