• Black Tornado powers past Roseburg

  • ROSEBURG — North Medford's softball team continued to flex its muscles Monday, blasting two more home runs to bring the team's total to 13 already this season during a 6-1 win at Roseburg in Southern Oregon Hybrid action.
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  • ROSEBURG — North Medford's softball team continued to flex its muscles Monday, blasting two more home runs to bring the team's total to 13 already this season during a 6-1 win at Roseburg in Southern Oregon Hybrid action.
    Black Tornado senior Maryssa Becker delivered a two-run home run in the sixth inning for her seventh round-tripper in 14 games, while junior Alexis Barkwell smacked a solo shot in the fifth for her fourth this season.
    "Those two kids, they swing the bat pretty hard," said North Medford head coach Mike Mayben. "We haven't had this kind of power up and down the lineup in the eight years I've been here. We've got probably five or six kids that can put it out in a given time."
    North Medford improved to 13-1 overall and 5-0 in SOH play in a makeup game that was postponed earlier this season due to rain. Roseburg fell to 5-3 and 1-1.
    Becker finished 3-for-4 with four RBIs, with Maddie Gates supplying a key RBI single to right field in the fourth inning to give North Medford a 2-0 lead. Joci Ellis scored twice for the Tornado.
    Becker also finished with 17 strikeouts and no walks to go with one hit batter. Her only hit allowed was a solo homer by Makinna Akers in the sixth inning.
    North Medford 100 212 0 — 6 8 1
    Roseburg 000 001 0 — 1 1 3
    Becker and Williamson; Akers and Conklin. W — Becker (7-1). L — Akers. HR — NM: Becker (7), Barkwell (4); R: Akers.
    ASHLAND 14, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 4, 5 inn. — At Ashland, Hannah Thornton went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and four runs scored to lead Ashland in a nonleague contest shortened by the 10-run mercy rule.
    Courtney Case went 2-for-3 and scored twice for the Challengers (1-9), and Rebekah Ratcliff was 2-for-3 with an RBI double.
    Cascade Christian 002 02 — 4 7 3
    Ashland 203 54 — 14 11 3
    K. Smith and Ratcliff; Lenthe and Corey. W — Lenthe. L — K. Smith (1-5). 2B — CC: Ratcliff, Emery-Hunter; A: Read.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN 16, UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN 5, 5 inn. — Luke Dusenbury belted his first home run of the season to highlight a seven-run first inning for Cascade Christian en route to the nonleague win at U.S. Cellular.
    Dusenbury's homer was a two-run shot and he finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the Challengers (6-3) against Umpqua Valley Christian (9-3).
    Also going 2-for-3 for Cascade Christian were Kyle Ferguson (two RBIs), Tristan Jones (one RBI), Cooper Clark and Tim Martin.
    Umpqua Valley Christian 203 00 — 5 4 3
    Cascade Christian 702 7x — 16 12 2
    Surhstedt, Perez (3), Gardner (4) and Forrester, Surhstedt (3); Coggins, Ferguson (4) and Clark. W — Coggins (1-1). L — Surhstedt. 2B — UVC: Forrester; CC: West, Jones, Ferguson, Scottow. HR — CC: Dusenbury (1).
    GOLD BEACH 13-4, ROGUE RIVER 3-5 — At Gold Beach, Rogue River's Kollen Roohr scored the go-ahead run and pitched his team to a win for a nonconference split with Gold Beach in Game 2 of a doubleheader.
    In the top of the fifth, Roohr scored on Daniel Perston's sacrifice fly after he had singled and advanced two bases on consecutive passed balls.
    After a shaky first inning, where he gave up back-to-back homers by Garrett Litterell and Dustin Carter, the junior right-hander was solid and finished with 12 strikeouts and only one walk on 79 pitches in seven innings.
    DeAndre Harris went 2-for-3 for the Chieftains (5-5).
    Rogue River's Dylan Devish was 3-for-3 with a double in both contests. Tyler Sakraida went 2-for-3 in the opener.
    Litterell hit two home runs in the opener, including a second-inning grand slam, and finished with five RBIs. He had three homers and seven RBIs overall.
    FIRST GAME
    Rogue River 000 03 — 3 8 5
    Gold Beach 162 4x — 13 7 2
    Devish, Carpenter (4) and Harris; Carter, Maxwell (5) and Litterell. W — Carter. L — Devish (1-3). 2B — RR: Devish; GB: Carter. HR — GB: Litterell 2.
    SECOND GAME
    Rogue River 400 010 0 — 5 6 3
    Gold Beach 301 000 0 — 4 3 2
    Roorh and Harris; Ochoa, Littrel (5), and Litterell, Ochoa (5), Maxwell (6). W — Roohr (2-1). L — Litterell. 2B — RR: Devish. HR — GB: Litterell, Carter
    GP INVITATIONAL — At Grants Pass, Ashland's Matt Hedges edged North Medford's Joey Walker for medalist honors during play at Grants Pass Golf Club.
    Hedges shot one stroke better than Walker on the front nine and that was enough to claim first place as the Grizzly golfer finished with a 4-over-par 76 and Walker carded a 77.
    North Medford finished eight strokes better than runner-up Roseburg in the team race with an overall 321 thanks to solid efforts from Daniel Schuler (79), Taylor Klemp (80) and Brandon Galante (85).
    NORTH MEDFORD (321) — Joey Walker 38-39—77, Daniel Schuler 41-38—79, Taylor Klemp 41-39—80, Brandon Galante 41-44—85.
    ROSEBURG (329) — Garrett Ramsey 39-41—80, Arie Yraguen 41-41—82, Zach Wilson 42-40—82, Devin Cayler 40-45—85.
    GRANTS PASS (347) — Robert Galli 37-41—78, Brian Luther 41-43—84, Sean Brooks 41-48—89, Kevin Luther 47-49—96, Tanner Vest 46-50—96.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (355) — Noah Brooks 42-40—82, David DeCoste 44-45—89, Ryan Whittaker 45-45—90, Alex Brown 44-50—94.
    ASHLAND (364) — Matt Hedges 37-39—76, Michael Bruhn 45-47—92, Ben Sager 47-48—95, Kyle Breeding 51-50—101.
    BANDON INVITATIONAL — At Bandon, defending Class 3A/2A/1A state champion St. Mary's scored an impressive showing over a solid field that included perennial power Westside Christian, which took third last year, in a 12-team event on the Bandon Trails Golf Course.
    Dylan Wu and Will Street each finished with 74s and were joined by Joshua Wu (78) and Jeremy Wu (80) to post a team total of 306.
    Westside Christian finished runner-up at 332, followed by Rogue River (340), Eagle Point (341) and Cascade Christian (352). Crater was sixth at 366.
    Reedsport's Montana Frame shot a 69 to earn medalist honors.
    TEAM SCORES — St. Mary's 306, Westside Christian 332, Rogue River 340, Eagle Point 341, Cascade Christian 352, Reedsport 354, Crater 366, Gold Beach 380, Bandon 385, Oakridge 402, Sweet Home 414, Creswell/McKenzie 442.
    ST. MARY'S (306) — Dylan Wu 36-38—74, Will Street 40-34—74, Joshua Wu 39-39—78, Jeremy Wu 40-40—80.
    ROGUE RIVER (340) — Kevin Murphy 39-37—76, Shawn Donahue 44-42—86, Devin Milligan 47-41—88, David Murphy 40-50—90.
    EAGLE POINT (341) — Michael Macedl 44-39—83, Glenn Linder 43-42—85, Zach Henley 41-44—85, Ethan DeVore 43-45—88.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (352) — Max Davis 37-40—77, Jake Quast 39-40—79, Michael Clark 44-51—95, Cameron Thom 48-53—101.
    CRATER (366) — Corey Marineau 42-40—82, Race Reiter 43-49—92, Luke Parent 49-47—96, Mike Piazinni 46-50—96.
    ALL-SKYLINE — At Grants Pass, Mazama's Bryce Wortman secured medalist honors with a 71, eight strokes ahead of Hidden Valley's Austin Johnson, but the Mustangs secured the team title at Grants Pass Golf Club.
    Austin Jeandin paced Phoenix with a 96.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (378) — Austin Johnson 39-40—79, Jarod Rydell 52-45—97, Tanner Hanks 48-51—99, Derek Boice 55-48—103.
    NORTH VALLEY (405) — Kade Toledo 46-50—96, Cole DeCourcey 47-53—100, Taylor Cole 45-56—101, Austin Pyle 56-52—108.
    KLAMATH UNION (421) — Kyle Wolfram 40-43—83, Alberto Aispuro 47-42—89, David Reed 49-57—106, Kyle Repose 67-76—143.
    PHOENIX (423) — Austin Jeandin 47-49—96, Austin Sawchuk 55-46—101, Ethan Gedde 52-59—111, Alex Hernandez 54-61—115.
    HENLEY (436) — Robert Ferguson 52-49—101, Gunnar Lindsey 51-54—105, Matt Morawiec 55-58—113, Chris Armstrong 63-54—117.
    MAZAMA (Inc) — Bryce Wortman 36-35—71.
    ALL-SWC — At Grants Pass, North Medford placed fifth at the Southwest Conference counting tournament at Grants Pass Golf Club.
    The Black Tornado was led by Monica Godfrey's 101 and finished with a team total of 508.
    Sheldon easily won the event with a team score of 322, led by medalist Haleigh Krause's 73.
    SHELDON (322) — H. Krause 37-36—73, Brennan 43-42—85, J. Krause 41-39—80, Bevans 39-45—84.
    ROSEBURG (387) — Clare Dittemore 42-42—84, Kiana Cash 53-48—101, Peyton Price 47-55—102, Alexis Horn 50-50—100.
    SOUTH EUGENE (407) — Pellitier 44-48—92, Henderson 43-42—85, Finrow 59-51—110, Odell 61-59—120.
    GRANTS PASS (423) — Shelby DeRocher 55-50—105, Donnie Thomason 51-46—97, Hunter Buschke 51-57—108, Haley Hoback 56-57—113.
    NORTH MEDFORD (508) — Monica Godfrey 51-50—101, Claire Anderson 79-68—147, Brittany Granstrom 73-66—139, Yazmin Gamble 66-55—121.
    CRATER (INC.) — Daniele Giles 45-47—92, Breanna Souza 50-54—104.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (INC.) — No scores provided.
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