Challengers, Cougars split SCH twin bill

May 06, 2012

CAVE JUNCTION — The top two baseball teams in the Southern Cascade Hybrid settled on a split on Saturday, with Cascade Christian holding Illinois Valley to a single hit in its 6-0 win before the Cougars rebounded with a 5-3 victory in Game 2.

Sophomore Isaiah Luzny owned a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts and one walk before being replaced by Cody Coggins in the bottom of the seventh inning. Andrew McLaughlin had Illinois Valley's lone hit with two outs in the final frame.

Tristan Jones hit a two-run double, Coggins turned in two hits and Kyle Ferguson recorded two RBIs for the Challengers in Game 1.

In the second game, Mason LaFlamme pounded a two-run double in the Cougars' five-run fourth inning that evened the score at 2, and Seth Arias hit the go-ahead RBI single.

Fred Hults got Illinois Valley (11-6, 6-2 SCH) out of a jam in the top of the sixth inning, entering the contest with the bases loaded and two outs and recording a strikeout.

Luke Dusenbury registered two hits for Cascade Christian (14-7, 6-1 SCH) in Game 2.

FIRST GAME

Cascade Christian 210 020 1 — 6 7 0

Illinois Valley 000 000 0 — 0 1 6

Luzny, Coggins (7) and Jones; McLaughlin and Robbins. W — Luzny (6-1). L — McLaughlin (4-3). 2B — CC: Jones, Ferguson.

SECOND GAME

Cascade Christian 011 001 0 — 3 5 2

Illinois Valley 000 500 x — 5 6 2

Dusenbury, Scottow (4) and Brite; LaFlamme, Hults (6) and Robbins. W — LaFlamme (5-2). L — Dusenbury (1-2). 2B — CC: Sha; IV: Hults, LaFlamme.

THURSTON 6, CRATER 1 — At Springfield, Stefano Sparacino's RBI single drove in Anthony Martin in the fourth inning, but that was Crater's only offense in nonconference play at Thurston High.

The Comets (15-6) made four errors.

Crater 000 100 0 — 1 6 4

Thurston 004 002 x — 6 7 1

Bastendorff, Preston (5), Fox (6) and Aplin; Combs, Quarterly (5), Watson (7) and Goddard. W — Combs. L — Bastendorff.

ROSEBURG 10, EAGLE POINT 0, 5 inn. — At Eagle Point, Josh Graham struck out seven of the nine batters he faced to improve to 7-1 and also belted his third homer of the season in nonconference action at The Yard.

Also for Roseburg (19-2), the top-ranked 6A team, Tristan Guillen was 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs and two RBIs, and Connor Newell was 2-for-4 with two runs.

James Dixon went the distance on the mound for Eagle Point (6-17).

Roseburg 022 15 — 10 10 0

Eagle Point 000 00 — 0 2 2

Graham, Priestley (4) and Leach, Graham (4); Dixon and Augino. W — Graham (7-1). L — Dixon. 2B — R: Guillen, Priestley, Irvine. 3B — Guillen. HR — R: Graham (3).

NORTH VALLEY 1-0, KLAMATH UNION 0-2 — At Grants Pass, North Valley's Stephen Parker pitched a five-hitter in Game 1, and Klamath Union's Kody Kuhlman did likewise in Game 2 as two Skyline powerhouses split a key twin bill.

Parker struck out five with a walk in the opener, as North Valley (14-3, 9-3 Skyline) scored on Marco Garmendia's RBI double in the first inning and held that lead the rest of the way against KU pitcher Mark Owings. Garmendia was 2-for-3 in the opener. His double brought home Nick Todaro.

Kuhlman struck out five in the second game to lead the Pelicans (15-5, 10-2). Klamath Union scored its only two runs on a Joe Whisler single in the first.

FIRST GAME

Klamath Union 000 000 0 — 0 5 1

North Valley 100 000 x — 1 3 0

Owings and Whisler; S. Parker and Schmoll. W — S. Parker (7-2). L — Owings. 2B — NV: Garmendia.

SECOND GAME

Klamath Union 200 000 0 — 2 6 1

North Valley 000 000 0 — 0 5 2

Kuhlman and Whisler; Herklotz, Garmendia (4) and Schmoll. W — Kuhlman. L — Herklotz (5-1). 2B — NV: J. Parker.

HIDDEN VALLEY 9-10, PHOENIX 0-0 — At Murphy, Hidden Valley received a two-hit shutout from Gregory Hurd in the opener followed by Tyler Gulbransen's three-hitter in five innings.

Hurd improved his record to 9-0 with a nine-strikeout, one-walk performance. Hurd backed up his effort on the mound with three hits and two RBIs.

Also for the Mustangs (12-4, 8-4 Sky), Kyle Garrison collected three hits and scored three times, Kody Garrison had two hits and four RBIs and Joe Wardle added two hits.

Phoenix (0-16, 0-12) got a two-out single in the third from Andrew Reynoso and Aaron Hutchinson's seventh-inning single.

In Game 2, Gulbransen and Jamie Schmidt had two hits each for the Mustangs.

Calvin Decker rapped a pair of hits for Phoenix.

FIRST GAME

Phoenix 000 000 0 — 0 2 1

Hidden Valley 113 040 x — 9 12 1

Kentner and McCreadie; Hurd and Ko. Garrison. W — Hurd (7-0). L — Kentner. 2B — HV: Hurd 2, Ky. Garrison 2, Ko. Garrison..

SECOND GAME

Phoenix 000 00 — 0 3 4

Hidden Valley 120 25 — 10 8 0

Knutson and McCreadie; Gulbransen, Tyler and Ko. Garrison. W — Gulbransen (3-2). L — Knutson. 3B — HV: Schmidt.


LOST RIVER 14-20, PROSPECT 5-10 — At Prospect, Lost River racked up 27 hits in the District 5 sweep of Prospect (3-7, 2-4 Dist. 5).