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CENTRAL POINT — Crater didn't waste time earning its third straight baseball victory on Tuesday, opening a 7-0 lead through three innings on visiting South Medford before ultimately securing a 10-2 win in Southern Oregon Hybrid play at Anhorn Field.
Ty Fox earned the win on the mound by pitching five shutout innings, allowing two hits with five strikeouts. Taylor Pardee allowed two unearned runs and three hits over the final two innings in a game in which the teams combined for seven errors.
"We're starting to put some things together," said Crater head coach Jay Campbell. "We definitely have some things to work on with the errors we made defensively, and we weren't as sharp as we needed to be in some situations. But for the most part we swung the bats well and had good at-bats today."
For the Comets (12-6, 3-1 SOH), seven of nine batters recorded at least one hit and at least one RBI against the Panthers (10-7, 2-5).
Tyler Aplin went 2-for-4 with two runs and one RBI, Evan Erskine was 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI, Anthony Martin 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Paul Turner 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI.
South Medford scored twice in the sixth behind one-out singles by Ryan Carle and Forrest Pierson and a throwing error that loaded the bases. Carle scored on a passed ball and Trevor Meyer supplied a two-out RBI single. Pierson went 2-for-3 for South.
South Medford 000 002 0 — 2 5 3
Crater 133 003 x — 10 11 4
Cooney, Alexander (3), Carle (4) and White; Fox, Pardee (6) and Aplin. W — Fox (4-2). L — Cooney. 2B — SM: Pierson; C: Aplin.