• Phoenix drops a pair of close Skyline games

  • KLAMATH FALLS — Phoenix received outstanding pitching performances from Zack Kentner and Aaron Hutchinson but came up short in both ends of a Skyline Conference baseball doubleheader Saturday.
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  • KLAMATH FALLS — Phoenix received outstanding pitching performances from Zack Kentner and Aaron Hutchinson but came up short in both ends of a Skyline Conference baseball doubleheader Saturday.
    The Pirates lost to Klamath Union, 3-2 and 4-3, at the Steen Sports Park.
    In Game 1, Phoenix (6-5, 0-3 Sky) scored a run in each of the first two innings to take a 2-0 lead.
    Jordan Pond hit a one-out double in the opening frame, Kentner singled and Pond scored on Justin McCreadie's ground out.
    Travis Treadway drove in Christian Hay with a double in the second inning for the Pirates.
    Klamath Union won the game on Marcus Paschal's walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh.
    Treadway had two doubles to pace the Phoenix attack.
    Phoenix outhit the Pelicans, 8 to 6, but stranded six runners in scoring position.
    In the second game, Phoenix again jumped out to a 2-0 lead after two innings.
    Andrew Reynoso opened the first with a double and came around to score on ground outs by Pond and Kentner. Hutchinson got hit by a pitch in the second and scored on an error.
    Klamath Union capitalized on three Phoenix errors to score all four runs in the fifth inning.
    Singles by Treadway, Reynoso and Pond accounted for the Pirates' final run in the seventh.
    Reynoso reached base four times.
    Hutchinson (0-3) allowed just three hits, struck out three and allowed no earned runs in going the distance.
    "The first game we stranded too many runners in scoring position and the second game we made too many errors," said Phoenix coach Bill Hutchinson. "Both Aaron and Zack pitched lights out and we turned five double plays. We played well but just not well enough."
    FIRST GAME
    Phoenix 110 000 0 — 2 8 2
    Klamath Union 001 100 1 — 3 6 2
    Kentner and McCreadie; Depen, Bradford (5) and Whisler. W — Depen. L — Kentner (2-2). 2B — P: Pond, Treadway 2; KU: Paschal, Bradford, Tron.
    SECOND GAME
    Phoenix 110 000 1 — 3 4 5
    Klamath Union 000 040 x — 4 3 2
    Hutchinson and McCreadie; Bell, Paschal (7) and Whisler. W — Bell. L — Hutchinson (0-3). 2B — P: Reynoso.
    NORTH VALLEY 3-4, MAZAMA 1-0 — At Merlin, Marco Garmendia and Stephen Parker pitched two- and three-hitters, respectively, in the Skyline twin bill for North Valley.
    In Game 2, Garmendia struck out four, walked one and hit one for the Knights (10-3, 3-0 Sky). Cody Martin's two-run double in the fifth was the key hit.
    In the opener, Parker fanned 10, walked three and hit two. North Valley got RBIs from Kevin Olmstead, Joseph Calzado and Dylan Dupont.
    FIRST GAME
    Mazama 010 000 0 — 1 3 0
    North Valley 001 110 x — 3 6 0
    Lancaster and Edwards; Parker and Dupont. W — Parker. L — Lancaster.
    SECOND GAME
    Mazama 000 000 0 — 0 2 3
    North Valley 000 130 x — 4 5 1
    Smith, Haskins (5) and Edwards; Garmendia and Dupont. W — Garmendia. L — Smith. 2B — NV: Martin.
    HENLEY 5-15, HIDDEN VALLEY 1-5 — At Klamath Falls, Henley cruised past Hidden Valley in Skyline Conference action.
    Jamie Schmidt finished 4-for-6 overall and Kody Garrison went 2-for-3 in Game 2 for Hidden Valley (7-4, 1-2 Sky), which committed seven total errors against the Hornets (10-3, 2-1).
    FIRST GAME
    Hidden Valley 100 000 0 — 1 4 3
    Henley 200 111 x — 5 8 3
    SECOND GAME
    Hidden Valley 201 002 — 5 9 4
    Henley 008 034 — 15 12 2
    ROSEBURG 13-10, GRANTS PASS 2-11 — At Grants Pass, Easton Bents' two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh forced extra innings and a throwing error allowed three runs to score in the eighth as the Cavemen pulled out Game 2 to clinch the three-game SOH series.
    Roseburg (9-3, 1-2 SOH) scored twice in the top of the seventh to take a 7-5 lead, but Grants Pass (11-3, 2-1) tied the game in dramatic fashion on the freshman's shot to left, his second homer of the year. Later, GP trailed by two with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth when Roseburg's third baseman speared a hard grounder only to make an errant throw to first, allowing Cameron Mathews to score the winning run from first base.
    In the first game, Roseburg's Tristan Guillen was 3-for-5 with three RBIs, while David Irvine, Cody Watkins and Zach Wyscaver added two hits apiece.
    FIRST GAME
    Roseburg 125 002 3 — 13 9 2
    Grants Pass 002 000 0 — 2 7 1
    Haskett and Irvine; Glaeser, Gutierrez (5), Sabota (6) and Leenknecht, Ingledue (5). W — Haskett. L — Glaeser (4-1). 2B — R: Bassett, Guillen; GP: Mathews 2, Ekwall. HR — R: Matthews, Wyscaver.
    SECOND GAME
    Roseburg 410 000 23 — 10 12 3
    Grants Pass 002 300 24 — 11 13 2
    Fuller, Matthews (4), Watkins (7) and Irvine; Fulton, D'Amico (2), Ingledue (7) and Leenknecht. W — Ingledue (4-1). L — Watkins. 2B — R: Westwang; GP: Spinner. 3B — GP: Spinner. HR — R: Watkins, Wyscaver, Guillen; GP: Bents (2).
    ASHLAND 7-2, CRATER 2-4 — At Central Point, Ashland's Jamie Flynn held Crater to one earned run on four hits in the opener, and Crater's Dylan Pearce limited Ashland to one earned run on six hits in the second game as strong pitching highlighted a nonconference split at Anhorn Field.
    Flynn struck out eight, while Jack Carroll, Steen Fredrickson and Flynn each drove in two runs to spark Ashland's Game 1 victory, the Grizzlies' seventh win in a row.
    Crater (9-5) snapped Ashland's streak in Game 2 behind the sophomore Pearce, who struck out four with one walk. Tyler Aplin was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs, and Blake Fahndrich 2-for-2 with a double and a run for Crater.
    Ashland is 8-6.
    FIRST GAME
    Ashland 000 012 4 — 7 9 1
    Crater 000 100 1 — 2 4 3
    Flynn and Glick; Bastendorff and Aplin. W — Flynn (4-2). L — Bastendorff (2-1). 2B — A: Rogan, Fredrickson; C: Aplin.
    SECOND GAME
    Ashland 010 001 0 — 2 6 1
    Crater 130 000 x — 4 8 1
    Carroll and Cammarota; Pearce and Aplin. W — Pearce (2-0). L — Carroll. 2B — A: Bottimore; C: Aplin, Fahndrich. 3B — A: Scott.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN 12-11, BURNS 2-3 — At Bend, Cascade Christian capitalized on 13 walks in Game 1 and collected 12 hits in the nightcap of the nonconference doubleheader at Bend High.
    In the five-inning opener, pitcher Cody Coggins (1-1) surrendered three hits and struck out five. The sophomore also smacked a two-run triple in the Challengers' seven-run fourth inning.
    Luke Dusenbury went 2-for-2 with two runs to pace the Cascade Christian (10-3) offense.
    In Game 2, Josh Brite had three hits and scored twice, Kyle Ferguson added two hits, two RBIs and two runs and Dusenbury had two hits and scored twice.
    FIRST GAME
    Cascade Christian 211 71 — 12 5 1
    Burns 001 01 — 2 3 3
    Coggins and Clark; Feist, Garner (4), Hrukman (5) and Hrukman, Garver (5). W — Coggins (1-1). L — Feist. 2B — CC: Dusenbury. 3B — CC: Coggins; B: Feist.
    SECOND GAME
    Burns 200 100 0 — 3 4 4
    Cascade Christian 321 131 x — 11 12 1
    Bailey, Palmer (5) and Feist; Ragan, Dusenbury (5) and Coggins. W — Ragan (1-1). L — Bailey. 2B — B: Palmer; CC: Dusenbury.
    BONANZA 11-11, PROSPECT 2-1 — At Prospect, Bonanza (7-6, 2-2 District 5) cruised past Prospect (4-5, 2-2) in the league doubleheader.
    FIRST GAME
    Bonanza 510 202 1 — 11 11 0
    Prospect 001 010 0 — 2 5 5
    Angel and Madera; Anderson and Castro. W — Angel. L — Anderson. 2B — B: Stewart, Angel. 3B — B: Madera.
    SECOND GAME
    Bonanza 062 111 — 11 15 1
    Prospect 001 000 — 1 3 1
    Stewart and Madera; Pinkerton, Castro (2), Stillwagon (4), Roe (4) and Kennedy. W — Stewart. L — Pinkerton. 2B — B: Parra, Madera, Anderson, VanDusen, Robuck. 3B — B: Stewart.
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