South Medford H.S. alum breaks OSU baseball’s single season record for total bases

CORVALLIS, Ore — A former South Medford High School baseball player, etched his name in the record books at Oregon State University during the super regionals this weekend.

Jacob Melton is a junior outfielder/infielder for OSU. During game one against the Auburn Tigers Saturday, Melton hit a double in the ninth inning, to total 169 bases this season.

The milestone for the single season record, surpassed Trevor Larnach’s 167 total bases set in 2018.

The Beavers lost the first game to the Tigers 7-5, and won 4-3 on Sunday to even the series at 1-1. The final game three will be held Monday night.

Anthony Carter is a reporter for NBC5 News. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2019. Anthony started his career as a print journalist, covering New York sports and the NBA Draft. He then started his own sports podcast and website covering the Arena Football League. Anthony moved to the Rogue Valley in 2019 as a news producer before joining the NBC5 News family. Anthony likes to workout at the gym, play basketball, and root for his Atlanta Hawks and New York Jets. Want to connect with Anthony? send him an email: [email protected]
Skip to content