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Bryan Carbonell threw a two-hit shutout and Charlie Walker was 2-for-2 with an RBI triple as North Medford completed a three-game Southern Oregon Hybrid sweep of Grants Pass with a 4-0 victory Tuesday at North Medford High.
Carbonell struck out seven with two walks in his second shutout of the season, lowing his ERA to 0.23 in 30 innings pitched. He escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning when Aaron Perez grounded into a 4-6-3 double play and then dominated the rest of the game, allowing only three more Cavemen batters to reach base.
Carbonell also gave himself all the run support he would need by doubling home the first run of the game as part of North Medford's three-run outburst in the bottom of the first. Hayden Evans added an RBI single to right and the third run scored on a fielder's choice groundout.
The Black Tornado (12-4, 4-3 SOH) added an insurance run in the third when Micah Brown drew a one-out walk and came all the way around to score on Walker's triple to left-center. Brown was 1-for-2 and scored twice for North.
Grants Pass starter Josh Robinson allowed four runs on seven hits in four-plus innings of work on the mound. He was replaced by Chris Ingledue with two on and nobody out in the fifth, and Ingledue kept Grants Pass (8-9-1, 1-7) within striking distance by retiring the next three batters.
North Medford swept the three-game series against GP on the strength of three shutout pitching performances, including freshman Colton Westfall's no-hitter in both teams' league opener March 24.
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Robinson, Ingledue (5) and Leenknecht; Carbonell and Zavala. W — Carbonell (5-0). L — Robinson. 2B — NM: Carbonell. 3B — NM: Walker.
ROSEBURG 8, ASHLAND 4 — At Roseburg, Roseburg scored five runs in the second inning of the nonconference game.
The Grizzlies (7-8) scored all their runs in the final three innings. Taylor Humphrey, Ethan Schlecht and Billy Hansen all had two hits.
Roseburg (16-1), which committed five errors, got a two-run triple from Kody Matthews in the second and a two-run double from Jared Priestley in the sixth. Connor Newell was 2-for-4.
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Schlecht, Fredrickson (4) and Glick; Morin, Fuller (6) and Graham. W — Morin (4-0). L — Schlecht. 2B — R: Priestley. 3B — R: Matthews.
MAZAMA 10, PHOENIX 0, 5 inn. — At Klamath Falls, Chase Dillon was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs for Mazama (3-10, 2-5 Skyline), and Casey Wynne allowed four hits and struck out six.
Phoenix (0-11, 0-7) got two hits and a stolen base from Andrew Reynoso.
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McCreadie, Knutsen (5) and Reynoso; Wynne and Edwards. W — Wynne. L — McCreadie (0-1). 2B — P: Hutchinson; M: Howard.
HIDDEN VALLEY 4, KLAMATH UNION 1 — At Grants Pass, Gregory Hurd struck out five without a walk in six innings to help Hidden Valley hand Klamath Union its first Skyline loss.
Kyle Garrison was 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored and Jaime Schmidt was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Mustangs (8-2, 5-2 Skyline), who bounced back after suffering their first two losses of the season Saturday. The Garrison brothers — Kyle and Kody — hit back-to-back RBI doubles to give the Mustangs a 3-1 lead in the fourth, and Mike Hults added an RBI single to complete the rally.
Mark Owings was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and Marcus Paschal was 2-for-4 for Klamath Union (11-4, 6-1), which suffered its first loss since March 27.
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Kuhlman, Bocchi (5) and Whisler; Hurd, Gulbransen (7) and Ko. Garrison. W — Hurd (5-0). L — Kuhlman. 2B — KU: Owings; HV: Ky. Garrison, Ko. Garrison.
NORTH VALLEY 12, HENLEY 2, 6 inn. — At Merlin, North Valley pitcher Marco Garmendia surrendered two first-inning runs then blanked Henley the rest of the way and drove in the game-ending run in the sixth inning.
Garmendia finished with three hits to pace the Knights' attack and allowed six hits and struck out six.
North Valley junior designated hitter Dylan Dupont rapped two doubles to go with three RBIs. Jake Herklotz added two hits and Austin Beard drove in three runs for the Knights (12-3, 5-2 Skyline).
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Hilyard, Guzman (3), Seater (6) and Overstreet; Garmendia and Schmoll. W — Garmendia (1-0). L — Hilyard. 2B — NV: Cowell, Dupont 2, Olmstead, Parker.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 21, LAKEVIEW 0, 5 inn. — At Lakeview, Cascade Christian erupted for 21 hits and Lakeview made eight errors in Southern Cascade Hybrid play.
Isaiah Luzny was 3-for-3 with six RBIs, Luke Dusenbury 2-for-4 with four RBIs and Justin Cheney and Daniel Scottow 2-for-4 with three RBIs apiece for the Challengers (12-5, 4-0 SCH).
Dillon Huntley and Dusenbury combined for a no-hitter, tallying four strikeouts and three walks against Lakeview (2-7, 1-1).
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Huntley, Dusenbury (5) and Jones; Callaghan, Hileman (3), Bier (5) and Cockreil. W — Huntley (2-2). L — Callaghan. 2B — CC: Luzny, Jones, Scottow.
LOST RIVER 11, PROSPECT 0, 5 inn. — At Merrill, Prospect managed only one hit in the District 5 contest, dropping to 3-5 overall and 2-2 in league.
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Roe and Kennedy; Hickey and Ireland. W — Hickey. L — Roe. 2B — LR: McAuliffe, Ramos, Delonge.