• Becker, Tornado blow past Grants Pass

  • GRANTS PASS — Maryssa Becker hit a two-run home run and Kelsie Bartley pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts to help lift the North Medford softball team to a 6-2 victory over Grants Pass in Southern Oregon Hybrid play on Saturday.

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  • GRANTS PASS — Maryssa Becker hit a two-run home run and Kelsie Bartley pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts to help lift the North Medford softball team to a 6-2 victory over Grants Pass in Southern Oregon Hybrid play on Saturday.
    With the game tied at 1 in the top of the fifth inning, Becker belted the first pitch that she saw over the fence in left centerfield. The timely hit also drove in Sierra Berryessa.
    Becker finished 2-for-4, Bartley was 2-for-4 with two runs and Katie Williamson went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the undefeated Black Tornado (4-0, 1-0 SOH), which stranded eight runners in the win. Bartley, who improved to 3-0, allowed one walk and one earned run.
    Halee Rose hit an RBI single in the third inning and Lizzy Merritt grounded out for an RBI for the Cavers (2-2, 1-1 SOH).
    "Grants Pass is a quality team," North Medford head coach Mike Mayben said. "I expect them to be right in the mix at the end of the year."
    North Medford 010 022 1 — 6 10 1
    Grants Pass 001 001 0 — 2 4 4
    Bartley and Williamson; Robinson and Merritt. W — Bartley (3-0). L — Robinson (2-1). 2B — NM: Becker, Bartley, Williamson; GP: Sells. HR — NM: Becker.
    SOUTH MEDFORD 8-11, CRATER 3-12 — Katie Ramsay's two-run single highlighted a seven-run third inning that propelled South Medford to a victory in the first game of a Southern Oregon Hybrid doubleheader at South Medford High.
    In the nightcap, Rachel Ray and Renee Murphy collected three hits each to help Crater (1-2, 1-2 SOH) salvage a split.
    The Panthers (1-1, 1-1 SOH) capitalized on four walks, one hit batter and three hits to erase a 2-1 deficit in the third inning of the opener.
    Olivia Beamish-White and Ramsay rapped two hits each for South.
    In Game 2, Crater scored five unearned runs on four Panther errors during a six-run sixth inning.
    Kelcee Jones' two-run single was the big hit in a seven-run rally for South in the bottom of the inning.
    CeeCee Baker had three hits and two RBIs for the Panthers in the second game, while Haley Fox had two hits for the Comets.
    FIRST GAME
    Crater 110 100 0 — 3 5 0
    South Medford 017 000 x — 8 5 1
    R. Murphy and Medina; Nunez and Ramsay. W — Nunez. L — R. Murphy. 2B — C: K. Murphy; SM: Ramsay.
    SECOND GAME
    Crater 104 106 0 — 12 12 2
    South Medford 001 217 0 — 11 10 4
    R. Murphy and Medina; Nunez, Cox (4), Jones (7) and Ramsay. W — R. Murphy (1-2). L — Nunez (1-1). 2B — C: Sheperd; SM: Nunez, Ramsay.
    ROGUE RIVER 11-10, HIDDEN VALLEY 0-12 — At Rogue River, Lacey Swangel hit a home run in the second game and had a triple in the opener of Rogue River's nonconference split.
    Ashley Rabitoy tripled for the Chieftains (2-1) in Game 1.
    FIRST GAME
    Hidden Valley 000 00 — 0 3 3
    Rogue River 207 20 — 11 8 0
    SECOND GAME
    Hidden Valley 132 303 0 — 12 14 3
    Rogue River 106 300 0 — 10 11 3
    PROSPECT SPLITS — At Tulelake, Calif., Prospect beat the Henley JV 5-4 before falling to Tulelake 9-2 at the eight-team Tulelake Tournament at Tulelake Elementary School.
    Games were limited to five innings.
    Heather Lass was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Alee Pinkerton pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts against the Hornets. Pinkerton struck out six and allowed four hits against Tulelake.
    Pinkerton and Lass were named to the all-tournament team for the Cougars (1-3).
    On Friday, Prospect lost to Weed, Calif., 3-2 and fell to Big Valley, Calif., 13-1.
    Prospect 131 00 — 5 7 2
    Henley JV 101 02 — 4 4 3
    Pinkerton and Coble; Ericks and Gregg. W — Pinkerton (1-2). L — Ericks. 2B — H: McAllister.
    Tulelake 004 50 — 9 4 1
    Prospect 100 01 — 2 7 7
    Pinkerton and H. Hedgpeth; Gribble and Boyd. W — Gribble. L — Pinkerton (1-3). 2B — T: Gribble, Alvarez; 3B: T: Jaime.
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