Cavers sweep Comets in SOH twin bill

April 14, 2013

CENTRAL POINT — The Grants Pass softball team swept Crater in a Southern Oregon Hybrid doubleheader, earning a 5-2 win before cruising to a 12-1 triumph in six innings in the second game on Saturday at Crater High.

In the opener, Grants Pass posted three runs in the third inning and led 5-1 entering the bottom of the seventh. Alex Craft's RBI single scored Malorie Mitchell from second base in the final frame, but the Comets' rally attempt ended soonafter.

Sadie Zozaya went 2-for-3 and Stephanie Norrick tossed a seven-hitter with four strikeouts and one walk for the Cavers (6-10, 4-2 SOH).

Crater's Alex Sheperd allowed just one hit with three strikeouts in 42/3 innings of relief.

Lauren Estremado hit a run-scoring double in the third inning of Game 1 for the Comets (5-10, 1-6), who stranded eight.

In Game 2, Grants Pass' Nicole Godwin was 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs and Amy Robinson pitched a five-hitter with four strikeouts and two walks.

Craft went 2-for-3 for Crater, which made seven errors on the day.

FIRST GAME

Grants Pass 103 000 1 — 5 4 2

Crater 001 000 1 — 2 7 3

Norrick and Stevens; Berryhill, Sheperd (3) and Doggett. W — Norrick. L — Berryhill (3-3). 2B — C: Estremado.

SECOND GAME

Grants Pass 000 435 — 12 8 0

Crater 000 100 — 1 5 4

Robinson and Stevens; Sheperd, Ryerson (3), Berryhill (5), Sheperd (6) and Britton. W — Robinson. L — Sheperd (1-3). 2B — GP: Godwin 2, Taylor.

ROSEBURG 7-11, SOUTH MEDFORD 4-0 — At Roseburg, Makinna Akers earned both wins in the circle and had four hits overall for Roseburg in the SOH doubleheader.

Allyssa Hunt finished 3-for-3 and Akers recorded nine strikeouts and two walks for the Indians in Game 1. Rachael Moore went 2-for-4 and Brittany Miller had a two-run single in the top of the seventh inning for South.

In the second game, Akers, Megan Larkin and Sydney Reynolds were all 2-for-3 for Roseburg (8-3, 3-1 SOH), which scored all 11 of its runs in the first inning. Akers tossed a three-hitter with six strikeouts and no walks.

Krystal Williams was 2-for-2 for the Panthers (4-13, 1-5).

FIRST GAME

South Medford 000 020 2 — 4 5 4

Roseburg 213 100 x — 7 9 1

Newman and Garrett; Akers and Conklin. W — Akers. L — Newman (2-6). 3B — R: Larkin.

SECOND GAME

South Medford 000 00 — 0 3 1

Roseburg (11)00 00 — 11 8 0

Moore, Newman (1) and Garrett; Akers and Conklin. W — Akers. L — Moore (2-6). 2B — SM: Williams; R: Reynolds.


5A Southern Oregon Hybrid

EAGLE POINT 14-14, ASHLAND 4-15 — At Ashland, Ashland's Christina Kuykendall had four hits on the day, including a two-run single in the sixth inning of Game 2 that helped the Grizzlies storm back from a 12-2 deficit in the SOH 5A split.

In Game 2, Kuykendall was 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs, while teammates Grace Lenthe and Gianni Pippa-Baker also had three hits apiece in the nightcap.

The Grizzlies (4-12) won in the seventh when Teresa Lehman's grounder to short scored Kuykendall from third.

EP's Neeshaa Garcia-Patterson was 3-for-5 with two home runs, four RBIs and three runs.

In Game 1, Eagle Point (10-6) pitcher McKinzee Merrill held the Grizzlies to three earned runs on seven hits. The Eagles' Garcia-Patterson was 3-for-3 with an RBI.

FIRST GAME

Eagle Point 414 203 — 14 8 2

Ashland 200 020 — 4 7 5

Merrill and Nielson; Lenthe and Lehman. W — Merril. L — Nielson.

SECOND GAME

Eagle Point 080 401 1 — 14 16 5

Ashland 200 516 1 — 15 14 1

Gonzalves, Merrill (6) and Tolen; Howson and Lehman. W — Howson. L — Gonzalves. 2B — EP: Shopp 2, Gonzalves, Leeper, Earle; A: Kuykendall, Lenthe, Pippa-Baker, Tobrock. 3B — EP: Shopp, Merrill. HR — EP: Garcia-Patterson (2).


Skyline Conference

MAZAMA 9-7, NORTH VALLEY 6-3 — At Merlin, Mazama swept North Valley in Skyline Conference play.

Kaylee Grigsby had three hits for Mazama (11-3, 3-0 Sky) and North Valley's Lexi Pittman recorded two hits in Game 1.

In Game 2, Mikala Mohr contributed two hits and two RBIs for the Knights (7-9, 0-3).

FIRST GAME

Mazama 103 104 0 — 9 13 3

North Valley 101 400 0 — 6 7 1

Grigsby and D. Hamilton; Allen, Mohr (4) and Kite. W — Grigsby. L — Allen (3-3). 2B — M: Grigsby, Pinner. 3B — M: D. Miller.

SECOND GAME

Mazama 120 110 2 — 7 7 1


North Valley 101 010 0 — 3 4 3

Wortman and D. Hamilton; Kantola and Stark. W — Wortman. L — Kantola (1-2). 2B — M: Wortman 2, Grigsby; NV: Mohr.

HENLEY 13-19, HIDDEN VALLEY 0-3 — At Klamath Falls, Henley junior Kelly Scott pitched a perfect game in the Skyline Conference opener and the Hornets (7-5, 2-0 Sky) swept Hidden Valley (1-12, 0-3) with a pair of five-inning wins.

Henley's Tara Moates belted two home runs in Game 1.

FIRST GAME

Hidden Valley 000 00 — 0 0 3

Henley 612 4x — 13 9 0

Lawson, York (4) and C. Allen; Scott and Herr. W — Scott. L — Lawson. 2B — H: Hamilton. HR — H: Moates 2.

SECOND GAME

Hidden Valley 200 10 — 3 4 4

Henley 961 3x — 19 14 2

Lawson, York (4) and C. Allen; Scott and Herr. W — Herr. L — Lawson. 2B — HV: K. Allen, C. Allen; H: Moates, Hamilton, Willhite.


Southern Cascade Hybrid

ROGUE RIVER 7-4, LAKEVIEW 0-3 — At Rogue River, Josie Pratt's sacrifice fly to left scored Kailin Honea in the fifth of Game 2, breaking a tie as Rogue River swept SCH games.

Honea had two hits and two stolen bases and Carolann Whittacker and Perkins two hits each for the Chieftains (6-5, 2-0 SCH).

In Game 1, Hope Wolterman, who stole two bases, Sara Perkins and Brittany Fredenburg each had two hits for the Chiefs.

Pitcher Whittacker picked up both wins, tossing a three-hitter in the opener and not allowing a walk during the twin bill.

FIRST GAME

Lakeview 000 000 0 — 0 3 4

Rogue River 000 034 x — 7 9 2

Brooks and Leal; Whittacker and Perkins. W — Whittacker (5-5). L — Brooks. 2B — RR: Rodriguez; 3B — RR: Fredenburg.

SECOND GAME

Lakeview 100 020 0 — 3 8 4

Rogue River 011 110 x — 4 6 4

Brooks and Leal; Whittacker and Perkins. W — Whittacker (6-5). L — Brooks. 2B — RR: Perkins.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 9-11, BURNS 6-5 — At Bend, Cascade Christian collected 26 hits en route to a nonleague sweep at Bend High.

In the opener, Andrea Marshall went 3-for-3 and Kelsey Bogue and Madigan Smith each 2-for-3 for the Challengers (4-9). Katelyn Smith tossed a five-hitter with 12 strikeouts and eight walks against Burns (1-11).

In Game 2, Madigan Smith was 3-for-4, Courtney Case 2-for-2 with two runs, Bogue 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Tiani Alvarez 2-for-3 with two runs and Rebekah Ratcliff 2-for-3.

FIRST GAME

Cascade Christian 020 061 0 — 9 11 2

Burns 100 022 1 — 6 5 2

K. Smith and Ratcliff; Reid and Woodworth. W — K. Smith (2-6). L — Reid. 3B — CC: Bogue.

SECOND GAME

Burns 121 010 0 — 5 9 2

Cascade Christian 271 001 x — 11 15 1

M. Smith, K. Smith (5) and Ratcliff; Fisher, Reid (2) and Woodruff, Sims (6). W — M. Smith (2-3). L — Fisher. 2B — CC: Ratcliff.


District 4

BONANZA 10-9, PROSPECT 0-5 — At Prospect, Heather Lass went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in Game 2 to pace Prospect in the District 4 losses.

Joli Hobbs and Shawna Creech each had doubles for the Cougars (4-3, 2-2 Dist. 4), who committed nine errors in the five-inning opener and four more in Game 2.

Arianna McGee won both games for Bonanza (11-3, 6-0).

FIRST GAME

Bonanza 005 50 — 10 4 0

Prospect 000 00 — 0 5 9

McGee and Dirk; Pinkerton and J. Hobbs. W — McGee. L — Pinkerton. 2B — P: Hobbs.

SECOND GAME

Bonanza 330 021 0 — 9 9 3

Prospect 014 000 0 — 5 6 4

McGee and Dirk; Pinkerton and Coble. W — McGee. L — Pinkerton (4-3). 2B — P: Creech. 3B — B: McGee.