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Roseburg's one-man wrecking crew known as Josh Graham demolished South Medford on Thursday.
The University of Oregon-bound senior went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a grand slam and seven RBIs and struck out nine batters in six innings to power the Indians to a 14-5 Southern Oregon Hybrid baseball win at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Jack Walker hit a two-run single in the first to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead, but Graham belted a two-run double in the third to put the Indians (7-1, 1-0 SOH) ahead to stay, 4-2, and made it 9-2 with a bases-clearing shot in the sixth.
The Panthers (1-4, 0-3) staged a mini rally by scoring three runs — two on a Josh Berman single — in the bottom of the sixth, cutting the deficit to 9-5. But Roseburg tacked on five more in the seventh.
Graham surrendered five earned runs on seven hits in six innings before giving way to Brady Fuller, who struck out two in the seventh.
South Medford starter Nate Namanny gave up eight earned runs on nine hits while striking out five and walking five in 51/3 innings.
Connor Newell and Mike Morin each went 2-for-4 for Roseburg, which has won four straight.
For South Medford, Pat Alexander was 2-for-4 and scored twice.
Roseburg 014 004 5 — 14 12 1
South Medford 200 003 0 — 5 8 1
Graham, Fuller (7) and Leach, Graham (7); Namanny, Berman (6), Cooney (7) and J. Walker. W — Graham. L — Namanny (0-2). 2B — R: Kahle, Graham 2, Nelson. 3B — R: Morin. HR — R: Graham.
HENLEY 11, EAGLE POINT 0 — At Eagle Point, Jesse Hilyard kept Eagle Point in check and Paxton Kuhlman had the big early hit for Henley in the nonconference game.
Hilyard pitched four innings, allowing three hits, and Kuhlman belted a bases-loaded triple with two outs in the Hornets' four-run second inning.
Eagle Point dropped to 4-7.
Henley 041 42 — 11 8 2
Eagle Point 000 00 — 0 4 2
Hilyard, Guzman (5) and Overstreet; Dixon, Mickey (4) and Augino. W — Hilyard. L — Dixon. 3B — H: Kuhlman.
PHOENIX 10, ASHLAND 0 — Phoenix's Meranda Zanni pitched a no-hitter in the nonconference game at U.S. Cellular.
Zanni (4-2) struck out 10 and hit a batter. She also contributed a triple.
Amanda Skaff was 2-for-3 for the Pirates (9-2). Her two-run triple in the sixth inning and the run she scored shortly after ended the game on the 10-run mercy rule.
Phoenix's Makayla Scoggins and Mia Alaniz also had RBIs.
Ashland's Georgia Williams allowed six hits and struck out eight. She walked five batters and hit two. The Grizzlies are 3-7.
Ashland 000 000 — 0 0 2
Phoenix 401 005 — 10 6 2
G. Williams and N. Lehman; Zanni and Hamilton. W — Zanni (4-2). L — G. Williams. 3B — P: Skaff, Zanni.
NORTH VALLEY 16, ROGUE RIVER 4 — At Merlin, Josephine Stark's two-run home run capped a seven-run third inning for North Valley in the six-inning nonconference game.
Cami Million went 3-for-5 and drove in two and Kasey Werner was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and two runs for the Knights (3-3).
The Knights' Mikala Mohr pitched four innings for the victory, allowing four runs — none earned — on one hit and four walks. She also scored three times.
Also for the Knights, Kady Kandola went 2-for-5.
The Chieftains (2-2) managed just two hits.
North Valley 027 034 — 16 12 4
Rogue River 022 000 — 4 2 3
Mohr, Kantola (5) and Stark; Swangel, Taylor (6) and Perkins. W — Mohr (2-0). L — Swangel. 2B — NV: Mohr. HR — NV: Stark.
SOUTH MEDFORD 7, GRANTS PASS 1 — At Grants Pass, South Medford's Hayley Steadman did her part at No. 1 singles as the Panthers improved to 3-1.
Steadman topped Domi Tortiger, 6-4, 6-2, while South's Lisa Hermann took care of Megan Ward, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 2.
In No. 1 doubles, the Panthers' Madi Marcus and Caroline Eledge overwhelmed Olivia Newby and Rachael Berkey, 6-0, 6-0.
SINGLES — Hayley Steadman, SM, d. Domi Tortiger, 6-4, 6-2; Lisa Hermann, SM, d. Megan Ward, 6-2, 6-0; Alex Schulte, GP, d. Catherine Gustafson, 6-1, 6-2; Janelle Legacion, SM, d. Keelee Dean, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.
DOUBLES — Madi Marcus-Caroline Eledge, SM, d. Olivia Newby-Rachael Berkey, 6-0, 6-0; Hannah Borg-Corinna Cordes, SM, d. Kelsey Lucido-Brittany Black, 6-1, 6-2; Kealani Creech-Sara Christian, SM, d. Cece Young-Shellie Wycherley, 6-3, 6-1; Brittany Reese-Bryden Hastey, SM, d. Natalie Justema-Olivia DeJanvier, 6-3, 6-3.
ASHLAND 8, NORTH MEDFORD 0 — At Ashland, Ashland lost only three games in the four singles matches en route to an 8-0 dual meet victory over North Medford at Hunter Park.
SINGLES — River Davis, A, d. Cali Hale, 6-0, 6-0; Vika O'Brien, A, d. Hanna VanStrahl, 6-0, 6-1; Anne Kim, A, d. Rylee Hauck, 6-0, 6-0; Nikole Maldonad-Leon, A, d. Nikki Cummings, 6-1, 6-1.
DOUBLES — Hanna Greenberg-Ashley Knecht, A, d. Mellissa Rhodes-Julia Ribeiro, 6-0, 6-0; Jennifer Fine-Halie Haynes, A, d. Whitney Cordes-Rachel Arappagis, 6-1, 6-1; Elana Cooper-Megan Mortimer-Lamb, A, d. Carson Case-Michaela Mehl, 6-1, 6-1; Cass Christopher-Sydney Wisdom, A, d. Shelly O'Brien-Tania Jiminez, 6-2, 6-1.
SOUTH MEDFORD 6, GRANTS PASS 2 — Matt Pronesti, playing No. 2 singles for South Medford (3-0-1), rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 win over Zach Williams.
Jack Delaney occupied the No. 1 singles spot and fell to Grants Pass' Robby Hobbs, 6-1, 6-2.
SINGLES — Robby Hobbs, GP, d. Jack Delaney, 6-1, 6-2; Matt Pronesti, SM, d. Zach Williams, 6-0, 6-1; Jon Gerlick, SM, d. Eliot Bald, 6-1, 6-0; Brad Johnson, SM, d. Tyler Broyles, 6-0, 6-2.
DOUBLES — Drew Van Delden-Blaze Hamann, GP, d. Mitch Steadman-Marius Strack, 1-6, 7-6, 6-4; Tanner Johnson-Alvero Rivera, SM, d. Nathan Trujillo-Nik O'Hara, 6-1, 6-7, 6-3; Fernando Coca Ruiz-Adam Day, SM, d. Sandey Vas-Tucker Daniel, 6-1, 6-0; Mike Myers-Nicholas Visconti, SM, d. Hollen Audell-Bryce Thompson, 6-2, 6-2.
SPECIAL DISTRICT 6 TOURNAMENT — At Eagle Point, Cascade Christian's Monique Kaldunski took medalist honors at Stone Ridge Golf Course.
Kaldunski carded a 95 on the par-72 course.
NORTH VALLEY (553) — Tristin Vandehey 62-64—126, Baylee Duncan 60-65—125, Amanda Unler 75-72—147, Heather Cieri 76-79—155.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN (INC.) — Monique Kaldunski 48-47—95, Brioyanna Felan 69-66—135, Katelyn Zimmerer 77-75—152.
LAKEVIEW (INC.) — Ashley Reed 68-63—131.