• Luzny lights up mound for Black Tornado

  • While the North Medford baseball team welcomed Isaiah Luzny to the mound for the first time this season, Luzny greeted Wilson with a midseason-form performance as the Black Tornado routed Wilson, 7-0, Friday at North Medford High.
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  • While the North Medford baseball team welcomed Isaiah Luzny to the mound for the first time this season, Luzny greeted Wilson with a midseason-form performance as the Black Tornado routed Wilson, 7-0, Friday at North Medford High.
    Luzny had worked just one inning of relief in each of the team's first two games before his start on Friday. In six scoreless innings against Wilson, he allowed three hits and no walks to go with five strikeouts.
    "He had a good rhythm and tempo," Black Tornado coach Brett Wolfe said. "He got on the mound and was pretty fluid and was able to pound the strike zone. He did a good job for this early in the season. It was just nice to get him on the mound."
    Josh Berman blanked Wilson in the seventh inning to finalize the victory for the Black Tornado (3-0).
    North Medford's Christian Gillis and David Crofton both had two hits, a run scored and a RBI.
    Wilson 000 000 0 — 0 4 2
    North Medford 102 130 x — 7 8 1
    Venables, Harrison (5) and Wagman, Mallon (6); Luzny, Berman (7) and Zavala. W — Luzny (1-0). L — Venables. 2B — W: Harrison; NM: Gillis.
    THURSTON 6, GRANTS PASS 3 — At Grants Pass, Hayden Chandler rapped three hits and drove in one run in a losing effort for Grants Pass.
    Thurston played errorless ball while the Cavemen (1-2) hurt their cause with six miscues.
    Thurston 202 200 0 — 6 9 0
    Grants Pass 002 100 0 — 3 8 6
    W — Britfus. L — Lauffenburger. 2B — T: Ferrari. HR—T: Clift.
    NORTH VALLEY 5, DOUGLAS 2 — At Winston, senior pitcher Kevin Olmstead allowed one run and four hits and struck out 10 in six innings for North Valley.
    The Knights (3-0) only had four hits, but capitalized on 13 walks.
    Gaige Perry had two hits and two RBIs for North Valley.
    Elias Stegemiller helped North Valley get an early lead with a two-run single in the first inning.
    North Valley 201 002 0 — 5 4 4
    Douglas 001 000 1 — 2 5 6
    Olmstead, Kissel (7) and Segura; Digey, Clayton (4), Garnett (7) and Osborne. W — Olmstead (2-0). L — Digey. 2B — NV: Perry.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN 13, UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN 2, 5 inn. — Cascade Christian finished with 11 hits and went for six runs in the fourth inning in its season opener at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
    Cooper Clark was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored and Kyle Ferguson and Dalton Palmer both finished 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.
    Eric Higday went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Tristan Jones had two RBIs and two runs and Matt Sha added two RBIs.
    Ferguson earned the win after allowing five hits, no walks and no earned runs and striking out two.
    Umpqua Valley Christian 020 00 — 2 5 3
    Cascade Christian 320 62 — 13 11 3
    Graham, Suhrstedt (6) and Suhrstedt, Simmons (6); Ferguson to Jones. W — Ferguson (1-0). L — Graham. 2B — CC: Higday, Clark. 3B — CC: Clark, Jones.
    MT. SHASTA 6-9, ROGUE RIVER 0-7 — At Rogue River, Garrett Carpenter collected two hits in each game of the doubleheader loss.
    In Game 2, Kollen Roohr led Rogue River (1-3) with three hits and DeAndre Harris and Derek Pratt added two hits apiece.
    FIRST GAME
    Mt. Shasta 011 120 1 — 6 6 0
    Rogue River 000 000 0 — 0 3 7
    Brooks and Acord; Sakraida, Ritchie (6) and Pratt. W — Brooks. L — Sakraida (1-1). HR—MS: Ferguson
    SECOND GAME
    Mt. Shasta 151 110 0 — 9 9 0
    Rogue River 013 300 0 — 7 11 4
    Nebialini, McRee (4), Ferguson (7) and Acord; Carpenter, Ritchie (3), Harris (5) and Roohr. W — Nebialini. L — Carpenter (0-1). 2B—MS: Ferguson, McRee; RR: Carpenter.
    Softball
    SOUTH MEDFORD 27, ASHLAND 0 — At Ashland, freshman left-hander Pat Moore struck out the first 11 batters she faced and finished with 15 strikeouts, and Brittany Miller was 4-for-5 at the plate with three doubles and four RBIs as South Medford dominated its season opener.
    Moore also hurt Ashland at the plate, going 4-for-5 with four RBIs in the leadoff spot. Also for South, which finished with 19 hits, Liz DeVaughn was 4-for-4 with five runs scored, while Rachael Moore and Hannah Newman added three hits apiece.
    Ashland fell to 0-2.
    South Medford 933 84 — 27 19 0
    Ashland 000 00 — 0 0 7
    Moore and Garrett; Hayes and Teixiera. W — Moore. L — Garrett. 2B — SM: Miller 3, R. Moore. 3B — SM: R. Moore.
    GRANTS PASS 7-2, MAZAMA 4-3 — At Klamath Falls, Grants Pass junior pitcher Amy Robinson got decisions in both ends of the nonconference doubleheader split.
    In the opener, Taylor Thomas and Brielle Doman each contributed a pair of doubles for the Cavers (1-1).
    FIRST GAME
    Grants Pass 004 030 0 — 7 9 2
    Mazama 000 022 0 — 4 11 2
    Robinson and Doman; Wortman and Allred. W — Robinson (1-0). L — Wortman. 2B — GP: Thomas 2, Doman 2; M: Wortman, Miller.
    SECOND GAME
    Grants Pass 110 000 0 — 2 6 2
    Mazama 100 011 0 — 3 7 1
    Robinson and Doman; Allison, Wortman (7) and Wortman, Allred (7). W — Allison. L — Robinson (1-1). 2B — M: Allison.
    DOUGLAS 12, NORTH VALLEY 9 — At Winston, Jennifer Staten, a senior transfer from Glendale, went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and four runs scored for North Valley.
    Staten's two-run homer in the fourth put the Knights (1-2) ahead 8-5.
    North Valley's undoing came on 10 errors that led to 10 unearned runs.
    Emily Allen and Kady Kantola added two hits each for the Knights.
    North Valley 303 200 1 — 9 12 10
    Douglas 401 502 x — 12 4 3
    Allen and Stark; C. Dupper and M. Dupper. W — C. Dupper. L — Allen (1-1). 2B — NV: Staten 3, Kite; D: Dahms, Schofield. HR — NV: Staten.
    GOLD BEACH 30-24, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 1-6 — Walks and errors doomed Cascade Christian as Gold Beach picked up a nonconference sweep at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
    In the opener, Rebekah Ratcliff broke up Gold Beach's no-hitter with a run-scoring single in the third for the Challengers (0-3), whose pitching staff gave up 33 walks.
    Allison McMahon's two-run double led to a three-run frame for the Challengers in Game 2. Ratcliff's triple accounted for Cascade Christian's only other hit of the game.
    The Challengers had nine errors in the contest.
    FIRST GAME
    Gold Beach (15)83 22 — 30 6 0
    Cascade Christian 001 00 — 1 1 4
    Rucker and Timbus; Weaver, Ratcliff (3), Weaver (5) and Ratcliff, McMahon (3). W — Rucker. L — Weaver (0-2). 2B — GB: Hancock. 3B — GB: Rucker, Hancock, Piper.
    SECOND GAME
    Gold Beach 484 17 — 24 5 2
    Cascade Christian 210 30 — 6 2 9
    Allen, Rucker (4) and Timbus; Ratcliff, Weaver (5) and McMahon, Ratcliff (5). W — Allen. L — Ratcliff (0-1). 2B — GB: Allen; CC: McMahon. 3B — CC: Ratcliff.
    Boys Golf
    CANBY INVITE — At Canby, Mike Piazzini shot a 91 to lead Crater at the eight-team Canby Invitational at Willamette Valley Country Club on Thursday.
    Central Catholic's Jake Ryan took medalist honors with a 71 and his squad won the team title with a score of 314.
    The Comets placed eighth (382).
    Local Teams
    CRATER (382) — Mike Piazzini 45-46—91, Jorge Iserte 46-48—94, Race Reiter 47-48—95, Jake Gustafson 49-53—102.
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