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ROSEBURG — Crater and senior pitcher Renee Murphy overcame a rocky start to defeat Roseburg 4-3 Tuesday in Southern Oregon Hybrid softball.
Roseburg (10-7, 6-4 SOH) scored all of its runs in the first two innings, when the Comet (9-10, 5-6) defense behind Murphy committed all four of its errors.
Undaunted, Murphy shut out the Indians the rest of the way, gaining the victory with the help of Kenzie Rohde's solo home run in the sixth inning.
Murphy pitched a three-hitter with seven strikeouts and no walks.
"It was a pretty good outing," said Comets coach Chris Arnold. "She actually was effective locating in and out today, especially the last five innings. She did a great job of focusing through that challenge in the first couple innings."
Rohde, who also had an RBI single in a two-run first, was 2-for-2. Malorie Mitchell was 2-for-3, scored twice and drove in a run and Rachel Ray was 2-for-4 with a run.
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R. Murphy and Medina; Akers and Conklin. W — R. Murphy (7-9). L — Akers. 2B — C: Mitchell. HR — C: Rohde.
NORTH MEDFORD 10, ASHLAND 0, 5 inn. — North Medford junior pitcher Maryssa Becker allowed a leadoff bunt single to Piper Cantrell, then was perfect the rest of the way in the nonconference game.
Becker struck out the next 10 Ashland batters after Cantrell's hit. Becker (16-0) finished with 11 strikeouts and no walks.
Keisha Williams paced North (19-1) with two hits and three RBIs. The sophomore third baseman belted a two-run homer in the second inning.
Also collecting two hits for North Medford were Joci Ellis, Becker, Kelsie Bartley and Marissa Gann.
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Williams and Lehman; Becker and Williams. W — Becker (16-0). L — Williams. 2B — NM: Ellis, Becker 2, Bartley, Gann, Jovanovic. HR — NM: Williams.
EAGLE POINT 11, SOUTH MEDFORD 10, 8 inn. — Eagle Point received two hits from five different players and held off a late surge by South Medford in nonconference play.
Christine McCready, Candace Rodgers, Tia Garrett, Karly Tolen and Megan Cowden all had two hits for Eagle Point (9-10), which raced out to a 7-2 lead before the Panthers tied it with a five-run seventh inning.
McCready hit the go-ahead, two-run double in the top of the eighth.
For South (5-13), Kylee Nunez was 3-for-5 with two runs, Katie Ramsay 2-for-3 with four RBIs, Sam Owirka 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs, Olivia Beamish-White 2-for-5 with two runs and Hannah Newman 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run.
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Parker and McCready; Nunez, Jones (5) and Ramsay. W — Parker. L — Jones (1-2). 2B — EP: McCready; SM: Owirka, Ramsay, Newman.
MAZAMA 10, NORTH VALLEY 0, 5 inn. — At Merlin, Lynzee Wortman went 4-for-4 and Kaitlyn Pinner was 2-for-3 for Mazama in Skyline play.
Wortman had two singles, a double and a triple against North Valley (7-13, 1-8 Sky).
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Valenta, Wortman (5) and Bouille; Million, Kantola (2), Mohr (5) and Stark. W — Valenta. L — Million (2-6). 2B — M: Wortman, Nelson. 3B — M: Wortman.
HENLEY 18, HIDDEN VALLEY 0, 5 inn. — At Klamath Falls, Henley scored 15 runs in the first three innings of the Skyline game.
Taylor Hamilton had two hits and three RBIs for Henley (15-3, 7-0 Sky).
Hidden Valley (8-12, 1-8) was limited to three hits.
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Barker, York (3) and Allen; Scott, Moates (4) and Herr. W — Moates. L — Barker. HR — H: Hamilton. 2B — H: Moates.
ROGUE RIVER 5, LAKEVIEW 1 — At Rogue River, Lacey Swangel hit an inside-the-park home run and Kailin Honea and Danielle Taylor recorded two hits apiece for Rogue River.
Swangel, who had three RBIs and two runs, sent her big hit down the left-field line in the bottom of the second with Sarah Segura on first base.
Taylor added an RBI and a run for the Chieftains (6-9, 3-1 SCH).
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Boothe and Leal; Swangel and Perkins. W — Swangel. L — Boothe. 2B — RR: Honea, Wolterman, Taylor. HR — RR: Swangel.
BUTTE FALLS 4, PROSPECT 0 — At Butte Falls, Mariah Moore pitched a three-hitter and scored the game's first run after tripling to lead Butte Falls to the District 4 win.
Moore struck out 12 and walked one for the Loggers (4-5, 3-2 Dist. 4). She tripled to left in the first inning and scored on the play when an errant throw was made.
Alee Pinkerton of Prospect (7-6, 3-3) allowed four hits in going the distance. She fanned seven with no walks and was 2-for-3.
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Pinkerton and Coble; Moore and Hobbs. W — Moore (4-4). L — Pinkerton. 3B — BF: Moore.