Streaking Grizz twice roughs up Crater

May 13, 2012

ASHLAND — The Ashland Grizzlies seem to be putting everything together just in time for the Class 5A baseball state playoffs.

Jamie Flynn and Jack Carroll each threw a complete game, Eric Carlson erupted for five hits and the Grizzlies pummelled Class 6A Crater, 10-1 and 9-1, in a nonconference doubleheader at North Mountain Park on Saturday.

The Game 2 win, spearheaded by Carroll's two-hit gem, gave Ashland (14-9) its seventh win in its last eight games heading into Monday's regular season finale against South Medford. The Grizzlies will then host a 5A play-in game later in the week.

Flynn struck out 10 with two walks to improve to 6-2 in Game 1, and also helped his own cause with a key hit. With the game tied 1-1 in the third, the hard-throwing junior delivered a two-out, two-run single to put Ashland ahead to stay.

Ashland roughed up Crater (15-9) starter Matt Preston, who surrendered five runs (all earned) in 42/3 innings.

Carlson was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Billy Hansen 2-for-3 with two runs to lead the Grizzlies in the opener.

In Game 2, Carroll escaped a bases-loaded first-inning jam when Ashland turned a double play, and the Grizzlies took the lead for good in the bottom of the frame on RBI singles by Hansen and Bryce Rogan.

Carroll struck out three, walked seven and improved to 5-0, while Carlson (2-for-2, three RBIs) and Hansen (2-for-3, three runs) led Ashland's nine-hit attack.

FIRST GAME

Crater 100 000 0 — 1 4 1

Ashland 012 232 x — 10 11 0

Preston, Fox (5), Ullom (6) and Aplin; Flynn and Glick. W — Flynn (6-2). L — Preston. 2B — A: Hansen, Rogan.

SECOND GAME

Crater 000 001 0 — 1 2 0

Ashland 213 030 x — 9 9 0

Bastendorff, Pardee (6) and Aplin, Berriochoa (6); Carroll and Westhelle-Grant. W — Carroll (5-0). L — Bastendorff. 2B — A: Westhelle-Grant, Milgram.

NORTH MEDFORD 8-4, EAGLE POINT 5-2 — North Medford senior Bryan Carbonell tossed six innings of quality relief in the opener and was 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI and the Black Tornado (17-7) had four players with two hits in Game 2 to complete the nonleague sweep at North Medford High.

After Eagle Point used three walks and a hit batter to score four runs in the first inning of Game 1, Carbonell came on in relief in the second and struck out 10 against two walks and three hits allowed. The lone run against him was unearned.

In the nightcap for North, Austin Zavala (2-for-2, two runs), Taylor Raff (2-for-3, one run, one RBI), Carbonell (2-for-4) and David Crofton (2-for-3, one RBI) led the way. For Eagle Point (6-20), Johnny Wilkerson went 3-for-4 with one run.

Tornado senior Charlie Walker suffered a sprained ankle in Game 1 and did not return.

FIRST GAME

Eagle Point 401 000 0 — 5 3 5

North Medford 201 410 x — 8 7 3

Brammer, Mickey (4) and Augino; Walker, Carbonell (2) and Zavala. W — Carbonell (8-1). L — Mickey. 2B — EP: Wilson; NM: Carbonell 2.

SECOND GAME

Eagle Point 001 010 0 — 2 6 3

North Medford 010 102 x — 4 10 2

Wilson and Brammer; Westfall and Zavala. W — Westfall (4-3). L — Wilson. 2B — NM: Crofton, Zavala.

ROSEBURG 9-7, GRANTS PASS 0-0 — At Roseburg, Josh Graham pitched a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts and two walks in Game 1 and Jared Priestley recorded a five-hitter with nine strikeouts and no walks in Game 2 for Roseburg in Southern Oregon Hybrid play.

Kody Matthews went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored in the first game and Mike Morin finished 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a run in the second game for the Indians (21-2, 11-1 SOH), who had 16 hits against Grants Pass (10-15, 2-10).

FIRST GAME

Grants Pass 000 000 0 — 0 4 1

Roseburg 030 510 x — 8 7 0

Mathews, Glaeser (5) and Leenknecht; Graham and Leach. W — Graham. L — Mathews. 2B — R: Matthews. 3B — R: Matthews.

SECOND GAME

Grants Pass 000 000 0 — 0 5 1

Roseburg 002 131 x — 7 9 1

Ingledue, Cole (6) and Leenknecht; Priestley and Graham. W — Priestley. L — Ingledue. 2B — R: Newell. 3B — R: Nelson, Guillen.


Skyline Conference

MAZAMA 17-11, PHOENIX 5-4 — At Talent, Andrew Reynoso was 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and two runs scored in the Skyline Conference opener, and Jordan Pond and Justin McCreadie had two hits apiece in the second game for Phoenix.

Pond added a double and a run and McCreadie an RBI for the Pirates (0-19, 0-15 Skyline).

Beau Howard recorded two hits and four RBIs in Game 1 and Dylan Smith was 3-for-4 with two RBIs in Game 2 for Mazama (7-15, 6-9).

FIRST GAME

Mazama (11)00 101 4 — 17 13 3

Phoenix 410 000 0 — 5 6 8

Lancaster and Edwards; Kentner, Hutchinson (1), Reynoso (7) and McCreadie. W — Lancaster. L — Kentner. 2B — M: Howard. 3B — M: Wynne.

SECOND GAME

Mazama 102 240 2 — 11 11 3

Phoenix 101 110 0 — 4 8 4

Wynne and Edwards; Knutsen, Jameson (5), McCreadie (5) and McCreadie, Reynoso (5). W — Wynne. L — Knutsen. 2B — M: Howard, Smith, Edwards; P: Pond, Decker. 3B — P: Reynoso.

HIDDEN VALLEY 6-3, KLAMATH UNION 5-4 — At Klamath Falls, Hidden Valley's Tyler Gulbransen had an RBI single and Joe Wardle scored on an error in the seventh to extend the opener, which the Mustangs (13-6, 9-6 Skyline) won in eight innings after Kody Garrison scored on another error.


Klamath Union (17-6, 12-3) earned the split with two runs in the bottom of the seventh during Game 2 on RBI hits by Marcus Paschal and Joe Whisler.

Gulbransen was 5-for-6 with two RBIs overall and earned the save in Game 1, while Wardle was 2-for-4 with two runs and one RBI in the opener. Whisler had three RBIs in the opener for KU.

FIRST GAME

Hidden Valley 003 000 21 — 6 10 5

Klamath Union 200 120 00 — 5 11 6

Hurd, Gulbransen (8) and Ko. Garrison; Owings, Kuhlman (7) and Whisler. W — Hurd (8-0). L — Kuhlman. 2B — HV: Wardle, Gulbransen; KU: Bell, Paschal.

SECOND GAME

Hidden Valley 111 000 0 — 3 4 1

Klamath Union 100 010 2 — 4 9 4

Gulbransen and Ko. Garrison; Bocchi and Whisler. W — Bocchi. L — Gulbransen (3-3). 2B — HV: Ky. Garrison; KU: Willhite. 3B — KU: Owings.

HENLEY 11-6, NORTH VALLEY 5-10 — At Klamath Falls, Josh Overstreet hit a first-inning grand slam in Game 1 and Paxton Kuhlman added a Game 2 home run for Henley while North Valley finished with 19 hits in a Skyline Conference split on Friday.

FIRST GAME

North Valley 000 004 1 — 5 10 2

Henley 440 003 x — 11 7 3

Beard, Garmendia (2) and Dupont; Hilyard, Alves (6) and Overstreet. W — Hilyard. L — Beard. 2B — NV: Parker, Dupont; H: Hilyard. 3B — H: Kuhlman. HR — H: Overstreet.

SECOND GAME

North Valley 401 004 1 — 10 9 1

Henley 200 030 1 — 6 4 2

Herklotz, Parker (5) and Schmoll; Guzman, Overstreet (5), Alves (7) and Hilyard. W — Herklotz. L — Guzman. 2B — NV: Parker 2, Cowell, Dupont. HR — H: Kuhlman.


Southern Cascade Hybrid

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 10-9, LAKEVIEW 0-1 — Cascade Christian's Josh Brite was 3-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs while Tyler West and Jake Miller each had RBI triples in the five-inning opener for the Challengers at U.S. Cellular.

Daniel Scottow and Cody Coggins combined on a two-hitter with two strikeouts and no walks in Game 1 for Cascade Christian (17-7, 9-1 SCH).

In Game 2, Isaiah Luzny struck out 12 and allowed two hits and two walks before being replaced by Luke Dusenbury in the seventh inning. Scottow had a two-run double in the sixth against Lakeview (2-16, 1-8).

FIRST GAME

Lakeview 000 00 — 0 2 3

Cascade Christian 424 0x — 10 9 1

Callaghan and Cockrell; Scottow, Coggins (5) and Brite. W — Scottow (3-0). L — Callaghan. 2B — CC: Sha. 3B — CC: Miller, Brite, West.

SECOND GAME

Lakeview 000 000 1 — 1 3 2

Cascade Christian 030 015 x — 9 7 1

Clemens, Bier (6) and Cockrell; Luzny, Dusenbury (7) and Jones. W — Luzny (7-1). L — Clemens. 2B — CC: Scottow, Cheney.

ILLINOIS VALLEY 3-14, ROGUE RIVER 2-12 — At Rogue River, Rogue River needed a sweep to extend its season but left two runners stranded in the bottom of the seventh of Game 1 to see its playoff hopes dashed.

Michael Freitas was 4-for-4 with an RBI and Aaron Longtain 2-for-3 with a run in the opener for the Chieftains (5-12, 3-6 SCH), who three times left runners stranded at second and third.

For Illinois Valley (12-6, 7-2), pitcher Andrew McLaughlin struck out seven without a walk.

In Game 2, Rogue River's Kollen Roohr and Garrett Carpenter were each 4-for-5 with three RBIs.

FIRST GAME

Illinois Valley 102 000 0 — 3 3 2

Rogue River 011 000 0 — 2 11 0

McLaughlin and Robbins; Stinchcomb and Roohr. W — McLaughlin. L — Stinchcomb. 2B — RR: Roohr.

SECOND GAME

Illinois Valley 041 001 8 — 14 7 2

Rogue River 420 222 0 — 12 17 2

LaFlamme, Free (4), Hults (7) and Robbins; Roohr, Worthington (7), Gomez (7), Devish (7) and Worthington, Roohr (7). 2B — IV: LaFlamme, McLoughlin; RR: Roohr 2, Worthington, Carpenter.


District 5

BONANZA 13-6, PROSPECT 3-2 — At Bonanza, Bonanza scored nine runs in the second inning of Game 1 to win in five innings by the 10-run mercy rule en route to the District 5 sweep.

The Antlers (12-9, 4-5 Dist. 5) had 10 hits in the nightcap.

Prospect (3-10, 2-7) has lost six games in a row.

FIRST GAME

Prospect 111 00 — 3 7 2

Bonanza 490 00 — 13 8 1

Ellers, Burnhart (3) and Kennedy, Roe (3); Davis and Madera. W — Davis. L — Ellers. 2B — P: Burnhart; B: Davis, Van Duzen, Para. HR — P: Burnhart.


SECOND GAME

Prospect 000 000 2 — 2 6 4

Bonanza 310 020 0 — 6 10 3

Roe, Burnhart (3) and Kennedy, Roe (3); Stewart and Madera. W — Stewart. L — Roe. 2B — B: Madera, Stewart, Angel, Decker. 3B — B: Madera.