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Renee Murphy and the Crater softball team handed hot Eagle Point its first loss of the year, rolling to a 14-0 win at U.S. Cellular Community Park on Wednesday.
The nonconference contest began on Tuesday, but was postponed in the first inning due to rain.
Murphy helped lead the charge in the win, going 3-for-4 at the plate with a single, double, triple, three runs and an RBI. The pitcher combined with Lauren Estremado and Alex Sheperd on a one-hitter, recording five strikeouts in three innings of relief work against the Eagles (6-1).
Rachel Ray was 3-for-5 with three runs and Haley Fox went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs for the Comets (2-6), who closed out the game with a five-run seventh. Katie Britton supplied a solo home run to highlight the frame.
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Estremado, Sheperd (3), R. Murphy (5) and Medina, Britton (4); Parker and McCready. W — Estremado (1-1). L — Parker. 2B — C: R. Murphy, Mitchell, Estremado. 3B — C: R. Murphy, Fox. HR — C: Britton.
ETNA (CALIF.) 16, ROGUE RIVER 2, 5 inn. — At Etna, Calif., Brian Stinchcomb was 2-for-2 for Rogue River and scored in the second inning of the nonconference affair.
Stinchcomb singled in the second, advanced on a Cody Worthington single, stole third and eventually scored on a single off the fence by Kollen Roohr. Worthington later scored on a groundout for the Chieftains (1-3).
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Gomez, Ritchie (3), Carpenter (4) and Longtain; Schaerer, Reynolds (3) and Hansen. W — Schaerer. L — Gomez (1-1). 2B — E: Schaerer, Fedeco.
MT. SHASTA 10, ST. MARY'S 0, 5 inn. — Ryan Ross hit a double for St. Mary's (0-2) in the nonconference loss at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Chase Kamla hit a home run for Mt. Shasta, which took a 5-0 lead in the first inning and finished with 11 hits.
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Paduoa and Acora; Wall, Hammonds (4) and Seus. W — Paduoa. L — Wall (0-1). 2B — MS: Morris; SM: Ross. HR — MS: Kamla.
NORTH MEDFORD INVITATIONAL — Russell Laubscher of Grants Pass made a hole-in-one on the par-3 17th hole at Centennial Golf Club to highlight action in the Southern Oregon Hybrid event.
North Medford's Daniel Schuler and Roseburg's Arie Yraguen shared medalist honors in frigid conditions, with each carding a 73. The Black Tornado edged Sheldon by two strokes to claim the team title.
NORTH MEDFORD (308) — Daniel Schuler 33-40—73, Taylor Klemp 38-38—76, Joey Walker 38-40—78, Brandon Galante 38-43—81.
SHELDON (310) — Ben Wanichek 40-35—75, Joseph Kuehn 40-37—77, James Thomas 42-36—78, TJ Nees 41-39—80.
ROSEBURG (313) — Arie Yraguen 39-34—73, Garrett Ramsey 38-40—78, Kai Seely 38-41—79, Mike Ingram 42-41—83.
GRANTS PASS (330) — Bryan Luther 40-39—79, Russell Laubscher 39-40—79, Robert Galli 41-41—82, Tanner Vest 47-43—90.
SOUTH MEDFORD (350) — Noah Brooks 41-38—79, Blake Bartlett 41-46—87, Brandon Statham 53-39—92, Alex Brown 41-51—92.
ST. MARY'S 5, KLAMATH UNION 2 — St. Mary's won five of its seven pro-set matches indoors at Rogue Valley Country Club on Tuesday.
SINGLES — Marisa Doveri, KU, d. Anna Thorndike, 8-3; Alden Caldwell, SM, d. Mady Mirande, 8-1; Lily Hawkins, SM, d. Kirstin Doveri, 8-5.
DOUBLES — Kim Velasquez-Chase Keeney, KU, d. Ashley Holton-Charis Darnall, 8-5; Livia Wang-Amber Moore, SM, d. Gracie Morgan-Tisha Bray, 8-6; Emily Van Valkenburg-Jackie Keating, SM, d. Sarah Pardon-Brieanna Calarudda, 8-5; Clarissa Yance-Jackie Bradford, SM, d. Brittany Meyers-Savannah Rosario, 8-5.