• No. 9 Crater eases past Eagle Point in baseball

  • CENTRAL POINT — Chris Painter struck out nine in four innings for Crater and the ninth-ranked Comets did just enough for the second straight day to come out victorious in nonconference baseball Tuesday.

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  • CENTRAL POINT — Chris Painter struck out nine in four innings for Crater and the ninth-ranked Comets did just enough for the second straight day to come out victorious in nonconference baseball Tuesday.
    Crater scored single runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings and limited Eagle Point to three hits en route to a 3-1 triumph at Anhorn Field.
    The teams combined for eight errors — five by EP and three by Crater — on a rainy day that saw several contests postponed in the Rogue Valley.
    "It's baseball season in Oregon, you've got to work a little bit," Comets coach Jay Campbell said of getting the game in.
    On the heels of a 4-3 road win over Henley on Monday, in which the Comets had five errors, Crater wasn't as crisp as Campbell would have hoped but his team still found a way to remain unbeaten at 8-0 overall.
    "That's kinda what it's been for us the last couple days, just find a way to get a win," said the coach. "We're obviously not playing our best games but at the same time we're still finding a way to get a win so that's good."
    Painter helped take care of the defensive effort by holding the Eagles (4-6) hitless through four innings, although he did walk three. Nolan Bastendorff came on in relief in the fifth inning and allowed three hits and one run in the seventh.
    Sebastian Reynolds had an RBI single in the third to plate Tyler Aplin, who led off the inning by reaching on an error and advanced a base on another error. Ty Fox singled to lead off the fourth and eventually scored on another EP error.
    Crater went up 3-0 in the sixth after Blake Fahndrich doubled, stole third and came home when the throw went into left field.
    Eagle Point's run in the seventh came after a leadoff single by Branden Wilson and an eventual sacrifice fly by Eric Skogseth.
    Eagle Point 000 000 1 — 1 3 5
    Crater 001 101 x — 3 4 3
    Wilson and Augino; Painter, Bastendorff (5) and Aplin. W — Painter (2-0). L — Wilson. 2B — C: Fahndrich.
    LOST RIVER 7, ST. MARY'S 2 — At Merrill, Ryan Ross and Matt Johnson had bookend RBIs for St. Mary's in the first and seventh innings, respectively, in a season-opening road loss for the Crusaders (0-1).
    Joe Hammonds allowed two runs on three hits in four innings and gave way to Jacob Wall, who was hampered by a four-error inning by St. Mary's in the fifth that led to four Lost River runs.
    St. Mary's 100 000 1 — 2 2 4
    Lost River 101 041 x — 7 5 2
    Hammonds, Wall (5) and Seus; Hickey, Ireland (7) and Ireland. W — Hickey. L — Hammonds (0-1).
    UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN 5, ROGUE RIVER 1 — At Rogue River, Umpqua Valley Christian pitcher Jake Forrester struck out 14 without a walk and escaped two bases-loaded jams, including one in the seventh.
    Rogue River (1-2) pushed across its only run when Forrester plunked a batter with the bases loaded in the fifth. The Chieftains' starting pitcher, Brian Stinchcomb, was the hard luck loser after striking out six and giving up one earned run in six innings.
    Umpqua Valley Christian 030 001 1 — 5 3 0
    Rogue River 000 010 0 — 1 4 3
    Forrester, Suhrstedt (7) and Tilton; Stinchcomb, Roohr (7) and Longtain. W — Forrester. L — Stinchcomb (0-2). 2B — RR: Freitas.
    GRANTS PASS 12, SOUTH MEDFORD 7 — At Grants Pass, Katie Ramsay and Shelbi Boteilho hit back-to-back home runs for South Medford in Southern Oregon Hybrid play.
    Ramsay hit a solo shot and Boteilho followed with a homer in the fourth inning, helping South (1-7, 1-3 SOH) trim the deficit to two runs.
    Amy Robinson and Lizzy Merritt both bashed bases-clearing doubles for Grants Pass (4-5, 2-1 SOH), which scored four in the sixth. Rashaun Sells had two hits and two RBIs, Nicole Godwin and Anna Coveney two hits and an RBI apiece and Stephanie Norrick two hits.
    Kelcee Jones and Kylee Nunez both went 2-for-4 for the Panthers.
    South Medford 200 302 0 — 7 7 4
    Grants Pass 403 104 x — 12 11 4
    Nunez, Cox (3) and Ramsay; Robinson and Merritt. W — Robinson (4-2). L — Nunez (1-5). 2B — SM: Jones; GP: Merritt, Norrick, Coveney, Robinson. HR — SM: Ramsay, Boteilho.
    ASHLAND 5, NORTH VALLEY 4, 5 inn. — At Ashland, Nicole Lehman hit a go-ahead two-run single in the second inning for Ashland in nonconference play.
    The senior's hit, which put the Grizzlies (3-6) ahead 4-3, came with the bases loaded.
    Savannah Williams picked up the win in the rain-shortened contest, allowing six hits and three walks and fanning five.
    Kenzie Schmoll and Cami Million were both 2-for-3 and Mikayla Dart was 1-for-2 with two RBIs for North Valley (2-3).
    North Valley 120 01 — 4 6 1
    Ashland 131 0x — 5 4 1
    Million, Mohr (4) and Stark; S. Williams and Corey. W — S. Williams (2-3). L — Million (1-3).
    ALL-SKYLINE — At Klamath Falls, North Valley's Ryan Melnychuk fired a 79 to help lift the Knights to a team win in the Skyline Conference meet at Harbor Links Golf Course.
    Hidden Valley's Austin Johnson shot a 77 to take medalist honors, while Melnychuk and Phoenix's Travis Campoy tied for second.
    TEAM SCORES — North Valley 337, Hidden Valley 375, Phoenix 376, Henley 386, Klamath Union 401.
    NORTH VALLEY (337) — Ryan Melynchuk 41-38—79, Dylan Vandehey 42-38—80, Taylor Cole 44-42—86, Cole Decourcey 49-43—92.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (375) — Austin Johnson 38-39—77, Tanner Hanks 45-48—93, JJ Flynn 52-49—101, Carson Ries 55-49—104, Derek Boice 53-51—104.
    PHOENIX (376) — Travis Campoy 43-36—79, Austin Sawchuk 46-47—93, Ethan Gedde 50-49—99, George Avgeris 53-52—105.
    HENLEY (386) — Robert Ferguson 43-44—87, Kyler Barney 49-42—91, Brandon Ellis 56-47—103, Nick Thomsen 58-47—105.
    KLAMATH UNION (401) — Phil Morris 40-47—87, Kyle Wolfram 52-49—101, Phil Morris 49-56—105, Clayton Korson 55-53—108.
    DISTRICT 6 — At Klamath Falls, Rogue River's Kevin Murphy shot a 1-under-par 71 to take medalist honors at the District 6 meet at Shield Crest Golf Club.
    Rogue River's David Murphy wasn't far behind with a 76 to take second, while Cascade Christian's Micah Ratcliff recorded an 86 and Jake Quast an 87.
    The Chieftains, who turned in their best effort of the season, tallied a score of 329.
    Kevin Murphy has shot par or under at every tournament this season.
    A pair of girls also competed as individuals, with Mazama's Hannah Reynolds firing an 80 and Monique Kaldunski of Cascade Christian carding a 101.
    BOYS
    TEAM SCORES — Rogue River 329, Cascade Christian 374, Hosanna Christian 429, Triad incomplete.
    ROGUE RIVER (329) — Kevin Murphy 35-36—71, David Murphy 36-40—76, Luke Watkins 45-46—91, Devin Milligan 46-45—91.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (374) — Micah Ratcliff 41-45—86, Jake Quast 44-43—87, Shane O'Hara 100, Stephan Joffer 54-47—101.
    HOSANNA CHRISTIAN (429) — Kyler Kensler 47-43—90, Tim Wieting 53-52—105, Taylor Cole 59-55—114, Kyle Staunton 55-65—120.
    GIRLS
    MAZAMA — Hannah Reynolds 42-38—80.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN — Monique Kaldunski 50-51—101.
    OREGON INVITATIONAL — At Cornelius, St. Mary's Dylan Wu fired the low score of 3-under-par 68 and the Crusaders won the nine-team event at Pumpkin Ridge Monday.
    St. Mary's posted a 321 team total to beat runner-up Marist by seven strokes. The Crusaders' Tom Thorndike was third with a 75.
    TEAM SCORES — St. Mary's 321, Marist 328, Westside Christian 339, Bandon 348, Blanchet Catholic 365, Heppner 377, Enterprise 399, City Christian DNF, Portland Adventist DNF.
    ST.MARY'S SWEEPS — Host St. Mary's defeated Southern Cascade Hybrid rival Cascade Christian in a dual meet, with the boys winning 76-65 and the girls 83-61.
    Harrison Leep and Noah Kotler each won two boys events, Leep taking the 100 and 200 meters and Kotler the 300 hurdles and high jump.
    Cascade Christian's Hudson Eustace claimed the 800 and 3,000 and added a victory in the javelin.
    On the girls side, Sarah Bennion won three times for the Crusader girls, including a Class 3A state-best time of 49.64 seconds in the 300 hurdles. She also captured the 800 and 1,500.
    The St. Mary's 4x100 relay of Mia Harrie, Rose Alvarez, Sam Weiland and Erika Peterson set a state best of 53.44.
    Cascade Christian's Jo-Anne Jessee claimed victories in all three throws.
    BOYS
    TEAM SCORES — St. Mary's 76, Cascade Christian 65.
    100 — 1, Harrison Leep, SM, 11.5; 200 — 1, Harrison Leep, SM, 24.5; 400 — 1, Alex Cummings, CC, 55.3; 800 — 1, Hudson Eustace, CC, 2:01.6; 1,500 — 1, Tristan Akery, CC, 4:44.0; 3,000 — 1, Hudson Eustace, CC, 9:35.9; 110 HURDLES — 1, Ross Robino, SM, 51.2; 300 HURDLES — 1, Noah Kotler, SM, 47.1; 4X100 RELAY — 1, St. Mary's (Adrian Becerra-Felix, Anthony Bonsi, Calvin Roberts, Glenn Alvarez) 50.3; 4X400 RELAY — 1, St. Mary's (Adrian Becerra-Felix, Ross Robino, Glenn Alvarez, Noah Kotler) 3:51.7.
    SHOT PUT — 1, Daniel Grissom, CC, 41-51/2; DISCUS — 1, Grayson Boren, CC, 103-9; JAVELIN — 1, Hudson Eustace, CC, 108-2; HIGH JUMP — 1, Noah Kotler, SM, 5-4; POLE VAULT — 1, Austin Igelman, SM, 8-0; LONG JUMP — 1, William Dongyoung Lee, 16-9; TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Aric Alcantara, CC, 36-6.
    GIRLS
    TEAM SCORES — St. Mary's 83, Cascade Christian 61.
    100 — 1, Brittany Brown, CC, 14.0; 200 — 1, Sam Weiland, SM, 28.7; 400 — 1, Rose Alvarez, SM, 1:04.5; 800 — 1, Sarah Bennion, SM, 2:39.2; 1,500 — 1, Sarah Bennion, SM, 5:18.2; 3,000 — 1, Stephanie Croy, CC, 11:50.1; 100 HURDLES — 1, Gracie Bevan, CC, 18.0; 300 HURDLES — 1, Sarah Bennion, SM, 49.5; 4X100 RELAY — 1, St. Mary's (Mia Harrie, Rose Alvarez, Sam Weiland, Erika Peterson) 53.3; 4X400 RELAY — 1, St. Mary's (Rose Alvarez, Rachel Bennion, Sarah Bennion, Emily Alvarez) 4:33.4.
    SHOT PUT — 1, Jo-Anne Jessee, CC, 38-31/2; DISCUS — 1, Jo-Anne Jessee, CC, 96-1; JAVELIN — 1, Jo-Anne Jessee, CC, 90-8; HIGH JUMP — 1, Alexi Provost-Shean, SM, 5-2; POLE VAULT — 1, Mia Harrie, SM, 7-0; LONG JUMP — 1, Karlee Britton, CC, 13-9; TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Alexi Provost-Shean, SM, 28-2.
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