Hamilton helps Pirates sweep Knights

April 29, 2012

TALENT — Kasey Hamilton provided pop with her bat as Phoenix registered a Skyline Conference doubleheader softball victory over North Valley Saturday at Hagler-James Park.

The Pirates' sophomore catcher went 5-for-6 with seven RBIs in the twin bill to help Phoenix to a pair of five-inning victories, 11-1 and 16-6.

In the opener, Delanie Tally (6-0) pitched a four-hitter, went 2-for-3, drove in three runs and scored twice.

Phoenix (15-5, 4-3 Skyline) plated four runs in the first inning on walks to Hamilton, Amanda Skaff and Meranda Zanni followed by Tally's two-run single and a sacrifice fly from Katie Strong.

In Game 2, Hamilton capped a 12-run fifth inning with a two-run double to end the game. Ashlyn Flynn also rapped a two-run double in the frame.

The Pirates sent 15 batters to the plate in the big inning, scored nine runs without an out and had eight hits and four walks.

Zanni collected three hits, two RBIs and two runs in the nightcap. The junior pitcher relieved Makayla Scoggins to begin the third inning and shut out North Valley (7-12, 1-7) on two hits the rest of the way.

Mia Alamez added two hits and four RBIs for Phoenix.

The Pirates committed all four errors in the second inning when the Knights scored six runs. Cami Million highlighted the frame with a three-run homer.

FIRST GAME

North Valley 001 00 — 1 4 6

Phoenix 401 6x — 11 11 2

C. Million and Stark; D. Tally and Hamilton. W — D. Tally (6-0). L — C. Million.

SECOND GAME

North Valley 060 00 — 6 6 3

Phoenix 004 0(12) — 16 16 4

Kantola and C. Million; Scoggins, Zanni (3) and Hamilton. W — Zanni (7-4). L — Kantola. 2B — P: D. Tally, Skaff, Flynn, Hamilton. HR — NV: C. Million

MAZAMA 20-14, HIDDEN VALLEY 0-0 — At Klamath Falls, Kaylee Grigsby was 3-for-4 with four RBIs in the first game and Lynzee Wortman had four hits on the day as Mazama dominated a Skyline twin bill.

Wortman was 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the opener and 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the nightcap to help the Vikings (14-2, 6-1 Skyline) pick up their fourth and fifth wins in a row.

Both games were limited to five innings for the Mustangs (8-11, 1-7) by the 10-run mercy rule.

FIRST GAME

Hidden Valley 000 00 — 0 3 5

Mazama 289 1x — 20 14 0

Baker, Copeland (4) and Allen; Valenta, Wortman (4) and Boullie. W — Valenta. L — Baker. 2B — M: Grigsby 2, Wortman, Valenta.

SECOND GAME

Hidden Valley 000 00 — 0 3 2

Mazama 180 5x — 14 11 0

Copeland, Baker (2) and Allen; Grigsby, Wortman (5) and Boullie, Mallams (5). W — Grigsby. L — Copeland. 2B — M: Grigsby 1.

PROSPECT 16-15, CHILOQUIN 14-5 — At Chiloquin, Heather Lass had five of Prospect's 26 hits in the first game and Miranda Hedgpeth and Lass had three hits apiece in the second game to help Prospect complete a high-scoring District 4 sweep.

Lass was 5-for-6 with a triple and four RBIs in Game 1, which saw the Cougars (7-5, 3-2 Dist. 4) score four runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings.

In Game 2, Hedgpeth was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Lass 3-for-6 with two RBIs.

FIRST GAME

Prospect 421 440 1 — 16 26 9

Chiloquin 305 320 1 — 14 14 6

Pinkerton and Coble. W —Pinkerton (7-3). 2B — P: H. Hedgpeth. 3B — P: Lass.

SECOND GAME

Prospect 032 044 2 — 15 15 5

Chiloquin 200 002 1 — 5 4 2

Pinkerton and Coble. W — Pinkerton (8-3). 2B — P: Hedgpeth, Lass, Coble; C: Apple. 3B — M. Hedgpeth.

LOST RIVER 3-3, BUTTE FALLS 2-5 — At Merrill, Mariah Moore homered and pitched a complete game as Butte Falls won the second game of the District 4 twin bill.

In the circle in Game 2, Moore struck out seven and scattered six hits. She was 2-for-3 with a solo homer in the third inning. Joli Hobbs was 3-for-4 for the Loggers (3-5, 2-2 Dist. 4).

Butte Falls' Angelica Ramirez hit a two-run single in the first, and Allison Givens hit a two-run single in the fifth.

In the opener, Moore allowed seven hits, struck out 10 and walked two. Lost River scored the winning run in the fifth, when the Loggers made three errors.

FIRST GAME

Butte Falls 200 000 0 — 2 6 4

Lost River 002 010 x — 3 7 2

Moore and Hobbs; O'Connor and Sites. W — O'Connor. L — Moore (2-4). 2B — BF: Beans. 3B — LR: Montanona.

SECOND GAME

Butte Falls 201 020 0 — 5 8 4

Lost River 100 011 0 — 3 6 1


Moore and Hobbs; O'Connor and Sites. W — Moore (3-4). L — O'Connor. 2B — BF: Hobbs; LR: Montanona, Miles. HR — BF: Moore.


Baseball

NORTH VALLEY 6-8, PHOENIX 3-3 — At Talent, Nick Todero had two hits in each game to lead North Valley in Skyline play.

Todero was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in the opener, and Josh Cowell had a two-run double to spoil a fine effort by Phoenix pitcher Zack Kentner. Kentner allowed four hits, fanned four and walked two on only 76 pitches.

For the Pirates (0-13, 0-9 Skyline), Justin McCreadie was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, Andrew Reynoso 2-for-3 with two runs and Jordan Pond was 2-for-2.

In Game 2, North Valley (14-3, 7-2) got two hits, two runs and two stolen bases from Austin Beard. John Parker also had two hits.

Ryan Knutsen hit a two-run double for Phoenix, and Kentner had an RBI single.

FIRST GAME

North Valley 000 240 0 — 6 4 0

Phoenix 001 010 1 — 3 7 4

Beard and Schmoll; Kentner and McCreadie. W — Beard. L — Kentner (0-5). 2B — NV: Cowell; P: Pond, McCreadie.

SECOND GAME

North Valley 033 010 1 — 8 11 2

Phoenix 000 030 0 — 3 5 3

Dupont, S. Parker (2), Garmendia (5) and Schmoll; Knutsen, Hutchinson (3), Jameson (5) and McCreadie. W — Parker. L — Knutsen (0-2). 2B — NV: Cowell, Beard; P: McCreadie, Knutsen.

MAZAMA 7-3, HIDDEN VALLEY 4-5 — At Klamath Falls, Dylan Smith hit a two-run home run for Mazama in the opener and Joe Wardle's fielder's choice gave Hidden Valley the go-ahead run in the seventh inning of Game 2.

Smith's homer came in the Vikings' four-run second inning.

Tyler Gulbransen was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and A.J. Munoz went 2-for-4 for the Mustangs (9-3, 6-3 Skyline) in Game 1.

In the second game, Wardle drove home Mike Hults with the game tied at 3 in the top of the seventh. Gulbransen followed with an RBI single to provide some insurance.

Jaime Schmidt finished 2-for-4 and Gulbransen 2-for-3 against Mazama (4-12, 3-6) in Game 2.

FIRST GAME

Hidden Valley 001 102 0 — 4 10 1

Mazama 340 000 x — 7 5 3

Gulbransen and Ko. Garrison; Smith, Wynne (6), Edwards (7) and Howard. W — Smith. L — Gulbransen (2-2). 2B — HV: Gulbransen, Ko. Garrison; M: Howard. HR — M: Smith.

SECOND GAME

Hidden Valley 101 010 2 — 5 7 2

Mazama 101 010 0 — 3 4 0

Hurd and Ko. Garrison; Lancaster, Wynne (6) and Edwards. W — Hurd (6-0). L — Wynne. 2B — HV: Gulbransen.

ROGUE RIVER 8-4, ST. MARY'S 7-1 — At Rogue River, Rogue River's Aaron Longtain capped a Game 1 comeback by driving home Cody Worthington from second in the eighth in SCH action.

Brian Stinchcomb had tied it with two outs in the bottom of the seventh with a two-run double to left-center.

The Chieftains (4-7, 2-3 SCL) then took the second game behind Kollen Roohr's two-hitter with nine strikeouts.

In Game 1, St. Mary's (3-9, 0-5) got two hits each from Jacob Smith and Ryan Ross.

In the nightcap, St. Mary's pitcher Joe Hammonds struck out 10 and walked one in six strong innings but was tagged with the loss after the Chieftains scored three unearned runs.

Michael Freitas was 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI to pace Rogue River.

FIRST GAME

St. Mary's 000 303 10 — 7 8 4

Rogue River 001 211 21 — 8 10 0

Wall and Seus; Devish, Gomez (5), Stinchcomb (6), Worthington (7) and Roohr. W — Worthington. L —Wall (2-3). 2B — SM: Seus; RR: Stinchcomb, Worthington.

SECOND GAME

St. Mary's 010 000 0 — 1 2 2

Rogue River 103 000 x — 4 5 0

Hammonds and Seus; Roohr and Stinchcomb. W — Roohr. L — Hammonds (1-4). 2B — RR: Worthington, Roohr.

ILLINOIS VALLEY 8-13, LAKEVIEW 3-3 — At Lakeview, Andrew McLaughlin had two hits and two RBIs and Lander Nordal added a pair of hits in the opener of the SCH doubleheader.

In the nightcap, Mason LaFlamme went the distance for IV (9-5, 5-1 SCH) and added two RBIs.

FIRST GAME

Illinois Valley 000 106 1 — 8 5 1

Lakeview 000 010 2 — 3 5 5

McLaughlin and Wilson; Callaghan and Cockrell. W — McLaughlin. L — Callaghan. 2B — L: Callaghan.

SECOND GAME

Illinois Valley 334 21 — 13 5 2

Lakeview 002 10 — 3 6 6


LaFlamme and Wilson; Buyer, Clemens (4) and Vanderberg, Cockrell (4). W — LaFlamme. L — Buyer. 2B — IV: Pulse; L: Clemens. 3B — IV: Nordal.