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After Rogue River pitcher Lacey Swangle baffled Cascade Christian in their Southern Cascade Hybrid opener on Friday, the Challengers found a way to get past their offensive woes and salvage a victory in the nightcap.
Swangle tossed a two-hitter to start the Chieftains out with a 7-2 victory but the Challengers got to the Rogue River ace in Game 2 for a 11-7 win at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Swangle went seven innings in Game 1, giving up a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth and struck out nine.
She was helped in the second inning by a two-run single from Hope Wolterman which bolstered the Chieftain lead to 3-0.
The Challengers (4-11, 2-1 SCH), however, ripped off 15 hits in Game 2 while overcoming six errors.
Swangle was charged the loss working the first inning and then innings four through seven.
Up 6-2 in the bottom of the fourth, Meghan Higday delivered for the Challengers, knocking home two runs on a double with the bases loaded. The Challengers finished with four runs in the frame to go up 10-2.
The Challengers' Jordan Martinez went 3-for-4, drove in three runs and scored once as Haley Casebier went 3-for-4 as well with a pair of runs and a RBI.
Higday finished 2-for-2 with two runs scored and Cassie Zimmerer was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs.
Rogue River 031 010 2 — 7 10 2
Cascade Christian 000 002 0 — 2 2 2
Swangel and Pratt; M. Smith and Martinez. W — Swangle. L — M. Smith (1-6). 2B — RR: Swangle, Rabitoy.
Rogue River 002 032 0 — 7 10 0
Cascade Christian 141 410 x — 11 15 6
Swangle and Pratt; K. Smith and Martinez. W — K. Smith (3-4). L — Swangle. 2B — RR: Rabitoy, Taylor; CC: Casebier, Higday. 3B — CC: Higday.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 11-12, ROGUE RIVER 1-2 — Cascade Christian freshman Cody Coggins supplied some timely hitting as the Challengers won a pair of five-inning Southern Cascade Hybrid games at U.S. Cellular Park.
The Challengers won the opener 11-1 and came back with a 12-2 triumph in the nightcap.
Coggins collected two hits and two RBIs in Game 1 and junior Daniel Scottow went 2-for-2 with two runs and one RBI.
Challenger pitchers Isaiah Luzny (4-1) and Luke Dusenbury combined for four strikeouts and two walks.
In Game 2, Coggins got the Challengers (11-5, 3-0 SCH) off to a fast start with an RBI triple in the first inning.
Jake Miller and Kyle Ferguson each had a pair of hits for Cascade. Miller scored three runs and Ferguson knocked in two.
Challenger pitcher Justin Cheney went four innings to register his second win in three decisions.
Brian Stinchcomb doubled and walked for Rogue River (2-6, 0-2) and scored both Chieftain runs.
Rogue River 010 00 — 1 4 2
Cascade Christian 323 3x — 11 9 1
Stinchcomb, Gomez (3) and Roohr; Luzny, Dusenbury (4) and Jones. W — Luzny (4-1). L — Stinchcomb. 2B — CC: Coggins, Cheney, Scottow. 3B — CC: Scottow.
Rogue River 001 01 — 2 5 3
Cascade Christian 320 34 — 12 7 3
Roohr, Worthington (3), Devish (5) and Stinchcomb, Roohr (3); Cheney, Scottow (5) and Brite. W — Cheney (2-1). L — Roohr. 2B — RR: Stinchcomb. 3B — CC: Coggins.
ASHLAND TAKES PAIR — Ashland opened Midwestern League play with a pair of 8-0 victories against Marshfield and North Eugene at Coos Bay and Eugene, respectively.
Ashland sophomores Grant Kahn and Michael Montes were impressive in the top two singles slots. Kahn dropped just one game in four sets.
Carl Gorbett exhibited some impressive play for the Grizzlies (6-2, 2-0 MWL) in No. 1 doubles with partner Jack Thomas.
Ashland has a pair of league road matches today against Churchill and Willamette.
Ashland 8, Marshfield 0
SINGLES — Grant Kahn, A, d. Logan Alix, 6-1, 6-0; Michael Montes, A, d. Will Moriarty, 10-2; Tanner Hoover, A, d. Derek Duncan, 8-5; Gabe Lamont, A, d. Ty Cutting, 6-3, 6-3.
DOUBLES — Jack Thomas-Carl Gorbett, A, d. Cutting-Moriarty, 1-6, 6-2, 10-4; Forrest Koller-Ahanu Yates, A, Duncan-Brandon Ball, 6-1, 6-3; Nathaniel Baize-Laney Delgado, A, d. Shane Sadler-Chase Davidson, 6-3, 6-0; George Cross-Garrett Johnson, A, d. Parker Forte-Chase Davidson, 6-0, 6-0.
Ashland 8, North Eugene 0
SINGLES — Grant Kahn, A, d. Dan Anrich, 6-0, 6-0; Michael Montes, A, d. Cameron Lindsey, 6-1, 6-0; Tanner Hoover, A, d Ben Tesser, 7-5, 6-1; Gabe Lamont, A, d. Kevin Becerra, 6-1, 6-1.
DOUBLES — Jack Thomas-Carl Gorbett, A, d. Coulter Dawson-Colin Marshall, 6-1, 6-3; Forrest Koller-Ahanu Yates, A, d. Hayden Black-Jack Christie, 6-2, 6-2; Nathaniel Baize-Laney Delgado, A, d. Reece Powell-Thomas Menzian, 7-5, 6-1; George Cross-Garrett Johnson, A, d. Kevin Becerra-Colin Marshall, 5-7, 6-2, 7-2.
ASHLAND SPLITS — Ashland's top doubles team of Hanna Greenberg and Vika O'Brien won both their matches, including a hard-fought victory over Hermiston foes Sara Hawman and Emily Stocker, as Ashland split a pair of nonconference duals Friday.
The Greenberg-O'Brien combination edged Hermiston's Sara Hawman and Emily Stocker, 6-4, 7-5.
Central Catholic 5, Ashland 3
SINGLES — Elizabeth Johnson, CC, d. River Davis, 6-2, 6-1; Anne Kim, A, d. Emily Johnson, 6-1, 6-2; Kristen Gianotti, CC, d. Nikole Maldonado-Leon, 6-2, 6-3; Emma Anderson, CC, d. Megan Mortimer-Lamb, 6-0, 6-3.
DOUBLES — Hanna Greenberg-Vika O'Brien, A, d. Molly Moran-Jackie Sheridan, 6-4, 6-1; Megan Moran-Michaela Leeger, CC, d. Jennifer Fine-Halie Haynes, 6-1, 6-0; Jordan Anderson-Isabel Meyer, CC, d. Elana Cooper-Katy Barnard, 6-2, 7-6 (3); Cass Christopher-Sydney Wisdom, A, d. Olivia Westerfield-Mary Rose Zipse, 7-6 (5), 6-2.
Ashland 6, Hermiston 2
SINGLES — River Davis, A, d. Zoey Garcia, 6-1, 6-2; Anne Kim, A, d. Savanna Foley, 6-0, 6-0; Nikole Maldonado-Leon, A, d. Briana Wolfe, 6-3, 6-4; Hannah Dobson, H, d. Alley Cook, 6-0, 6-3.
DOUBLES — Hanna Greenberg-Vika O'Brien, A, d. Sara Hawman-Emily Stocker, 6-4, 7-5; Gardenia Jaime-Bailey Burns, H, d. Jennifer Fine-Halie Haynes, 6-4, 3-6, (10-7); Elana Cooper-Katy Barnard, A, d. McKayla Pierson-Katrina Vanderploeg, 7-5, 6-4; Cass Christopher-Sydney Wisdom, A, d. Ashley Acosta-Christy Mejia, 7-5, 6-1.
KLAMATH BASIN INVITATIONAL — At Klamath Falls, Roseburg dominated the team event and Cascade Christian's Monique Kaldunski was the top local finisher at the Running Y Ranch Resort.
Kaldunski finished third individually with an 84. Henley's Kaitlin Collom was the medalist with a 72, nine strokes ahead of runner-up Clare Dittemore of Roseburg.
The Indians finished first with a 354 total, while Ashland was third (456) out of the four scoring teams. Redmond was second (385) and St. Mary's placed fourth (532).
ASHLAND (456) — Carly Walker 56-54—110, Kaelyn Finwall 56-55—111, Sofia Sommer 57-57—114, Jordan Schweizer 63-58—121.
ST. MARY'S (532) — Jordynn Rothfus 60-56—116, Madi Irving 61-71—132, Isabelle Suarez 70-71—141, Dakotah Rothfus 74-69—143.
PHOENIX (INC.) — Allyson Armstrong 64-66—130, Shayla Peterson 67-67—134, Alex Hull 76-80—156.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN (INC.) — Monique Kaldunski 42-42—84, Briyonna Felan 62-63—125.