• Becker shines in Tornado sweep

  • EAGLE POINT — Maryssa Becker orchestrated a pair of dominant performances in the circle and belted two home runs and Joci Ellis had an inside-the-park grand slam as North Medford swept Eagle Point 12-0 and 9-0 in nonconference play Tuesday.

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  • EAGLE POINT — Maryssa Becker orchestrated a pair of dominant performances in the circle and belted two home runs and Joci Ellis had an inside-the-park grand slam as North Medford swept Eagle Point 12-0 and 9-0 in nonconference play Tuesday.
    Becker pitched a two-hitter with a career-high 15 strikeouts and no walks in the opener, and then the junior threw a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts in the second game.
    The strong-armed Louisville commit owned a no-hitter until the sixth inning of Game 2. She faced one more than the minimum number of batters in the win and allowed one walk, which came in the first inning.
    Her previous career-high for strikeouts was 12.
    In the opener, the speedy Ellis recorded her homer by hitting a hard line drive that bounced in the infield and rolled all the way to the fence. The hit, which came with two outs, cleared the loaded bases.
    Ellis finished 4-for-5 with five RBIs and Becker 2-for-5 with a two-run shot in the third inning of Game 1. Katie Williamson went 3-for-4, Grace Jovanovic 2-for-2 and Hannah Leming 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Black Tornado (12-1).
    In Game 2, Becker smashed a two-run homer in the sixth inning and finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
    Keisha Williams was 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI, Ellis 2-for-4 with an RBI and run, Williamson 2-for-3 with an RBI and Kelsie Bartley 2-for-4 with an RBI.
    North tallied 31 total hits against Eagle Point (6-6).
    FIRST GAME
    North Medford 102 030 6 — 12 17 2
    Eagle Point 000 000 0 — 0 2 4
    Becker and Williamson; Parker and McCready. W — Becker (8-0). L — Parker. 2B — NM: Berryessa. HR — NM: Becker (3), Ellis (2).
    SECOND GAME
    North Medford 002 014 2 — 9 14 0
    Eagle Point 000 000 0 — 0 1 3
    Becker and Williamson; J. Rodgers and Shopp. W — Becker (9-0). L — J. Rodgers. 2B — NM: Ellis, Williams 2. 3B — NM: Jovanovic. HR — NM: Becker (4).
    CRATER 18, ASHLAND 3, 5 inn. — At Ashland, Crater scored seven runs in the second and fifth innings to ease by Ashland (3-9) in nonconference play.
    Malorie Mitchell went 2-for-2 with three runs and three RBIs, including a solo home run to get the Comets (3-8) going in the first inning. Carissa Sweet also went 2-for-2 with a two-run double in the fifth.
    Also for Crater, Renee Murphy was 2-for-4 with two runs and one RBI, Rachel Ray 2-for-5 with one run and Kenzie Rohde 2-for-3 with two runs.
    Crater 171 27 — 18 12 2
    Ashland 101 01 — 3 8 3
    Sheperd, Estremado (3) and Britton, Medina (4); G. Williams and Lehman. W — Estremado (1-0). L — G. Williams. 2B — C: Mitchell, Sweet, Murphy. HR — C: Mitchell (1).
    ROSEBURG 13, GRANTS PASS 3, 5 inn. — At Roseburg, Rebeccah Maley had three hits for Roseburg and Grants Pass committed six errors in Southern Oregon Hybrid play.
    Rashaun Sells finished with two hits for Grants Pass (6-6, 2-2 SOH). Lizzy Merritt hit an RBI single against Roseburg (5-4, 2-1).
    Grants Pass 021 00 — 3 4 6
    Roseburg 181 3x — 13 13 3
    Thomas and Merritt; Akers and Conklin. W — Akers. L — Thomas (0-2). 2B — R: Akers, Larkin.
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