• Late runs lift Pirates to key sweep

  • PHOENIX — The Phoenix softball team used some late-game heroics to sweep Mazama and leapfrog the Vikings in the Skyline Conference standings on Saturday.
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  • PHOENIX — The Phoenix softball team used some late-game heroics to sweep Mazama and leapfrog the Vikings in the Skyline Conference standings on Saturday.
    The Pirates, who entered the twin bill standing in third place in the league race, took over second and assured themselves a home game in the Class 4A state play-in round with the sweep. They will host Brookings on Thursday.
    Phoenix (19-6, 8-4 Skyline) won the opener 3-1 and prevailed 5-4 in Game 2.
    In the first game, Meranda Zanni hit a solo home run to put the Pirates ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning. Phoenix evened the scored in the first on a Mazama error.
    Hailey Wyncoop went 2-for-3 for the Pirates in Game 1.
    In the second game, Phoenix rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning. Ashlyn Flynn's go-ahead RBI single plated Wyncoop and put the Pirates ahead 5-4. Before that, Makayla Scoggins' two-run triple scored Zanni and Delanie Tally. Scoggins finished 2-for-3.
    Kaitlyn Pinner was 3-for-4 with three RBIs in Game 2 for Mazama (15-7, 7-5).
    FIRST GAME
    Mazama 100 000 0 — 1 5 2
    Phoenix 100 110 0 — 3 6 3
    Grigsby and Boullie; Zanni and Hamilton. W — Zanni (8-5). L — Grigsby. HR — P: Zanni (3).
    SECOND GAME
    Mazama 200 010 1 — 4 8 4
    Phoenix 000 100 4 — 5 6 5
    Wortman and Boullie; Zanni and Hamilton. W — Zanni (9-5). L — Wortman. 3B — P: Scoggins.
    NORTH MEDFORD 12, EAGLE POINT 0, 5 inn. — Junior pitcher Maryssa Becker struck out nine in four innings to improve to 20-0 in the circle as North Medford earned its 18th straight win.
    Hannah Leming, Joci Ellis and Becker had three hits apiece for the Black Tornado (23-1), and Kelsie Bartley and Sierra Berryessa each went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Two of Ellis' three hits were triples, and she also scored three runs and drove home another.
    Emily Jeffries had Eagle Point's lone hit, a double in the fifth inning.
    Eagle Point 000 00 — 0 1 0
    North Medford 520 5x — 12 18 1
    Parker and McCready; Becker, Bartley (5) and Williamson. W — Becker (20-0). L — Parker. 2B — EP: Jefferies; NM: Becker, Bartley, Gann. 3B — NM: Ellis 2, Berryessa.
    CRATER 11, ASHLAND 3 — At Central Point, Haley Fox went 3-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs — half coming on her two-run homer in the third inning — and Carissa Sweet was 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead Crater to the nonleague victory.
    Kenzie Rohde was 2-for-4 with three runs and Rachel Ray 2-for-5 for the Comets (11-13), while Ashland (4-20) was led by Piper Cantrell (2-for-4, one run) and Kylie Hanson (2-for-3, one RBI).
    Ashland 003 000 0 — 3 7 1
    Crater 113 204 x — 11 14 1
    Lenthe, Lehman (6) and Corey; Murphy, Sheperd (4) and Medina, Britton (5). W — Sheperd (1-2). L — Lenthe. 2B — C: Rohde 2. HR — C: Fox (1).
    ROSEBURG 14-1, GRANTS PASS 0-2 — At Grants Pass, Grants Pass came from behind in the second game to salvage a SOH split.
    In the five-inning opener, Roseburg scored 10 runs — just two earned — in the first inning on five hits, four Caver errors, a walk and hit batter.
    Senior Meghan Sanders paced the Indians with three hits and four RBIs.
    Rashaun Sells' fourth-inning double was the first of two hits in the game for Grants Pass (12-12, 4-8 SOH).
    In Game 2, the Cavers rallied for two runs in the fifth inning to erase a 1-0 deficit. Sadie Zozaya scored on a single by Sells, who then scored on Lizzy Merritt's two-out single.
    Grants Pass pitcher Amy Robinson (12-8) failed to make it out of the first inning in the opener but tossed a four-hitter with six strikeouts in Game 2.
    FIRST GAME
    Roseburg (10)01 03 — 14 12 0
    Grant Pass 000 00 — 0 2 5
    Akers, Hunt (5) and Delcollo; Robinson, Thomas (1) and Merritt. W — Akers. L — Robinson. 2B — R: Akers, Maley, Larkin, Hunt, Auerett; GP: Sells.
    SECOND GAME
    Roseburg 010 000 0 — 1 4 1
    Grants Pass 000 020 x — 2 7 2
    Hunt, Akers (4) and Delcollo; Robinson and Stevens. W — Robinson (12-8). L — Akers.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN 3-4, LAKEVIEW 2-15 — Cassie Zimmerer singled and scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to rally Cascade Christian to a victory in the opening game at South Medford High.
    Lakeview (11-6, 4-2 SCH) gained the split with a five-inning win in the nightcap.
    In the opener, the Challengers (7-15, 4-5) fell behind 2-0 but tied the game in the fourth with two runs.
    Meghan Higday followed Zimmerer's single to open the seventh with a base hit and both runners moved up on a passed ball. After an out, Sarah Miller hit a sacrifice fly to end the game.
    Cascade pitcher Madigan Smith went the distance, allowing four hits and no earned runs.
    In Game 2, Tori Crumne led Lakeview with two hits, three runs and two RBIs, while Bekah Ratcliff had two hits and one RBI in the loss.
    FIRST GAME
    Lakeview 101 000 0 — 2 4 1
    Cascade Christian 000 200 1 — 3 10 6
    Boothe and Leal; M. Smith and Ratcliff. W — M. Smith. L — Boothe. 2B — L: Crumne, Leal.
    SECOND GAME
    Lakeview 420 63 — 15 11 6
    Cascade Christian 000 13 — 4 5 5
    Boothe and Leal; M. Smith, K. Smith (1) and Ratcliff, Martinez (5). W — Boothe. L — M. Smith (3-8). 2B — Crumne, Leal; CC: Ratcliff 2, Britton, Martinez.
    ROGUE RIVER 18-16, ILLINOIS VALLEY 4-2 — At Rogue River, Danielle Taylor combined for five hits and was the winning pitcher in the first five-inning game for Rogue River, while Kailin Honea went 4-for-5 with six runs scored in the Southern Cascade Hybrid twin bill on Friday.
    Ashley Rabitoy combined for five RBIs on three hits in the sweep for the Chieftains (9-10, 6-1 SCH), while Lacey Swangel went 3-for-3 with one RBI and three runs scored and also earned the pitching win in Game 2.
    Sarah Segura drove in three runs and scored twice in the opener against the Cougars (3-12, 1-6), with Sara Perkins going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Josie Pratt 3-for-3 with two RBIs.
    FIRST GAME
    Illinois Valley 002 20 — 4 4 6
    Rogue River 181 8x — 18 16 2
    Barker-Cortrecht and Augustadt; Taylor and Perkins. W — Taylor. L — Barker-Contrecht. 2B — RR: Rabitoy, Perkins. 3B — IV: Barker-Contrecht; RR: Honea, Segura.
    SECOND GAME
    Illinois Valley 010 10 — 2 3 8
    Rogue River 734 2x — 16 13 1
    Barker-Cortrecht and Augustadt; Swangel and Pratt. W — Swangel. L — Barker-Contrecht. 2B — RR: Honea, Rabitoy, Perkins, Wolterman. 3B — RR: Swangel, Wolterman.
    BUTTE FALLS 10-1, CHILOQUIN 0-4 — At Butte Falls, Mariah Moore tossed a six-inning shutout in Game 1 but didn't get much help from her defense in Game 2 as Butte Falls settled for a District 4 split.
    Moore struck out nine batters in the first game and 11 in the second, but in the nightcap four unearned runs scored for Chiloquin (4-12, 4-8 Dist. 4) in the sixth on three infield errors as the Loggers lost a 1-0 lead.
    Anjelica Ramirez, Allison Givens and Kaylee Dearmore had three hits apiece to lead Butte Falls (8-6, 7-3) in the first game, with Ramirez driving in three runs and scoring twice. Ramirez was 2-for-3 in Game 2.
    FIRST GAME
    Chiloquin 000 000 — 0 1 2
    Butte Falls 005 023 — 10 13 1
    Fernandez and David; Moore and Hobbs. W — Moore (8-4). L — Fernandez. 2B — BF: Beams 2, Hobbs.
    SECOND GAME
    Chiloquin 000 004 0 — 4 2 4
    Butte Falls 010 000 0 — 1 4 5
    Fernandez and Montoya; Moore and Hobbs. W — Fernandez. L — Moore (8-5).
    BONANZA 8-12, PROSPECT 4-2 — At Bonanza, Heather Lass had a pair of hits in both games but Prospect fell short in each contest of the District 4 doubleheader.
    Raychelle Summers was 2-for-3 for the Cougars (8-10, 4-7 Dist. 4) in the opener, while Taylor Reynolds had three hits and Cheyanne Colman added two more in Game 2. Prospect now faces a must-win scenario Tuesday when it hosts Butte Falls.
    FIRST GAME
    Prospect 004 000 0 — 4 9 6
    Bonanza 000 242 x — 8 8 3
    Pinkerton and Coble; McGee and Quinday. W — McGee. L — Pinkerton (8-7). 2B — P: Lass, Reynolds, Summers; B: McGee, Pyree.
    SECOND GAME
    Prospect 011 00 — 2 9 3
    Bonanza 205 05 — 12 12 1
    Hedgpeth and Summers; McGee and Quinday. W — McGee. L — Hedgpeth. 2B — P: Lass; B: Quinday.
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