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For the week ending March 31
Maryssa Becker, North Medford softball
The senior led the No. 13 Tornado over No. 9 Woodinville, Wash., in a game between nationally ranked teams. North won 3-2 in eight innings after Becker squeezed in the go-ahead run, then stole second and scored the winner. She pitched a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts and no walks.
Hayden Evans, North Medford baseball
The senior went 4-for-5 with four doubles and drove in five runs as the Black Tornado topped a Piedra Vista, a three-time defending state champion in New Mexico, 12-9 during a trip to Arizona.
DeAndrew Harris, Rogue River baseball
Harris drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning of Game 1 and the winning run in the seventh inning of Game 2 as the Chieftains swept Yoncalla in a pair of one-run nonconference games, 4-3 and 3-2. His hits were both one-run singles.
Kylie Howson, Ashland softball
The senior pitched a complete game and went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs as Ashland beat Philomath 5-2 to end a six-game losing streak. She held the Warriors to one earned run on eight hits and struck out two.
Kenzie Nielsen, Eagle Point softball
Nielsen had big games in a pair of same-day wins, 9-3 over Hidden Valley and 22-3 over Springfield. She was 2-for-4 in the first and 4-for-4 with four runs in the second.