Hurd keeps Hidden Valley unbeaten with sweep of Henley

April 15, 2012

GRANTS PASS — Gregory Hurd was perfect at the plate on Saturday to help Hidden Valley remain unscathed on the season in a sweep of Henley in a Skyline Conference doubleheader at Grants Pass All Sports Park.

The Mustangs (6-0, 3-0 Skyline) won the opener 5-2 and the nightcap 7-1.

Hurd finished the afternoon 7-for-7. He was 4-for-4 in the nightcap and drove in two runs.

Hurd also improved to 3-0 at the mound pitching in relief. He got the Mustangs out of a jam with two runners in scoring position in the fourth inning by striking the first two and getting the final batter to ground out to shortstop.

Hurd, who spelled starter B.J. Hults, didn't allow a run on two hits, no walks and struck out six.

Hidden Valley took a commanding lead in the sixth with four runs. Jaime Schmidt hit a two-run double while Hurd and freshman Mike Hults each picked up two RBI singles.

Schmidt was 2-for-3 with two runs and Kyle Garrison 3-for-3 with a run scored.

In Game 1, Tyler Gulbransen went five innings and picked up a victory.

Garrison and Schmidt hit consecutive run-scoring singles in the third inning to give the Mustangs a 3-0 cushion.

Hurd was 3-for-3 and Schmidt 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

FIRST GAME

Henley 000 110 0 — 2 4 1

Hidden Valley 012 200 x — 5 10 1

Hilyard and Overstreet; Gulbransen, Hurd (6) and Ko. Garrison. W — Gulbransen (2-0). L — Hilyard. 2B — H: Alves; HV: Hurd, Ko. Garrison.

SECOND GAME

Henley 000 100 0 — 1 5 1

Hidden Valley 101 014 x — 7 12 2

Guzman, Alves (6) and Hilyard; B.J. Hults, Hurd (4) and Ko. Garrison. W — Hurd (3-0). L — Guzman. 2B — H: Alves; HV: Schmidt, Hurd, Ky. Garrison.

KLAMATH UNION 20-10, PHOENIX 1-0 — At Klamath Falls, Klamath Union scored 16 runs in the first inning of Game 1 and limited Phoenix to one hit in the nightcap to earn a pair of five-inning Skyline victories.

Aaron Hutchinson's double highlighted play in the first game for Phoenix (0-7, 0-3 Skyline), while John Greenman had a fifth-inning single in Game 2 against the Pelicans (8-3, 3-0).

FIRST GAME

Phoenix 010 00 — 1 4 4

Klamath Union (16)10 3x — 20 12 1

Reynoso, McCreadie (1), Knutsen (3) and Greenman, McCreadie (3); Dwing, Owings (4) and Whisler. W — Dwing. L — Reynoso (0-2). 2B — P: Hutchinson; KU: McGahan.

SECOND GAME

Phoenix 000 00 — 0 1 3

Klamath Union 220 42 — 10 11 0

Kentner, Jameson (5) and McCreadie; Weiser and Whisler. W — Weiser. L — Kentner (0-3). 2B — KU: Owings, Bell. 3B — KU: Paschal.

NORTH VALLEY 12-9, MAZAMA 5-10 — At Klamath Falls, Jake Herklotz hit four home runs and finished with seven RBIs for North Valley (9-2, 2-1 Skyline) in the league twin bill.

FIRST GAME

North Valley 002 603 1 — 12 12 1

Mazama 311 000 0 — 5 7 4

J. Parker, Herklotz (2) and Dupont; Wynne, Lancaster (4), Edwards (5), Haskins (7) and W. Howard. W — Herklotz. L — Wynne. 2B — NV: J. Parker 2, Garmendia; M: B. Howard. 3B — NV: Cowell. HR — NV: Herklotz 2, J. Parker.

SECOND GAME

North Valley 200 121 3 — 9 10 0

Mazama 330 000 4 — 10 13 1

Beard, Olmsted (2), Garmendia (3) and Schmoll; Smith, Bryant (6) and W. Howard. W — Bryant. L — Garmendia. 2B — NV: S. Parker; M: Marquit, B. Howard, Smith. 3B — M: Wynne. HR — NV: Herklotz 2, Garmendia.


Nonconference

ST. MARY'S 14, NORTH MEDFORD JV 13 — Daniel Seus went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and four runs and Sam Hough finished 2-for-4 with three runs and an RBI for St. Mary's (2-2) in nonconference play at U.S. Cellular Community Park.

Trenton Wilson was 3-for-5 with a single, double, home run and four RBIs for North Medford JV.

St. Mary's 115 601 0 — 14 7 1

North Medford JV 050 070 1 — 13 17 4

Hammonds and Seus; Perez, Fowler (3) and Powers. W — Hammonds (1-1). L — Fowler. 2B — NM: Hansen, Wilson, Powers, Reed, Mackenzie. HR — NM: Wilson.

LOST RIVER 12-5, ROGUE RIVER 2-8 — At Silver Lake, Daniel Perston had two hits and three RBIs and Dylan Gomez bashed a two-run single in the second game of Rogue River's nonconference doubleheader.

Lost River's Blake Ireland hit a grand slam in the opener against the Chieftains (2-4).

The Pirates (8-1) were previously undefeated.

FIRST GAME

Rogue River 100 01 — 2 6 2

Lost River 061 14 — 12 9 1

Stinchcomb, Norris (5), Gomez (5) and Roohr; McAuliffe and Ireland. W — McAuliffe. L — Stinchcomb (0-3). 2B — RR: Roohr, Worthington; LR: McAuliffe, O'Grady. HR — LR: Ireland.

SECOND GAME


Rogue River 431 000 0 — 8 7 4

Lost River 103 001 0 — 5 10 3

Worthington, Roohr (3) and Roohr, Stinchcomb (3); Carleton, Hickey (2), O'Grady (3), Delonge (3) and Ireland. 2B — RR: Stinchcomb, Perston, Carpenter; LR: Hickey.