• North Medford cruises past Lancaster

  • SURPRISE, Ariz. — The North Medford baseball team beat Lancaster, Calif., 6-1, at the Coach Bob Invitational at Shadow Ridge High on Wednesday.
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  • SURPRISE, Ariz. — The North Medford baseball team beat Lancaster, Calif., 6-1, at the Coach Bob Invitational at Shadow Ridge High on Wednesday.
    Christian Gillis finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Micah Brown 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Black Tornado (5-1), which trailed 1-0 before taking the lead in the top of the third inning.
    Brown's single to left field drove in Gillis, who got on base with a double, and evened the score.
    North went ahead when Troy Fowler came home on a passed ball in the third.
    Winning pitcher Isaiah Luzny allowed one run, one hit and three walks and struck out three in five innings.
    The Black Tornado, which played error-free, is 2-1 at the invitational and plays Horizon Christian of Tualatin today at 9:30 a.m.
    North Medford 002 102 1 — 6 6 0
    Lancaster 010 000 0 — 1 2 2
    Luzny, Brown (6) and Zavala; Curtier and Shook. W — Luzny (2-0). L — Curtier. 2B — NM: Gillis.
    SOUTH SALEM 11, GRANTS PASS 1, 5 inn. — At Central Point, Brennan Lauffenburger had Grants Pass' only hit at the Crater Spring Break Tournament at Anhorn Field.
    Easton Bents scored in the third inning for the Cavemen (2-4).
    Grants Pass 001 00 — 1 1 1
    South Salem 341 21 — 11 12 3
    D'Amico, Straw (5) and Bjorn; Huun and Gries. W — Huun. L — D'Amico. 2B — SS: Moser. 3B — SS: Ohmae.
    CHATFIELD 11, ASHLAND 7 — At Phoenix, Ariz., seniors Eric Carlson and Bryce Rogan both had a big day at the plate in Ashland's season opener, but the Grizzlies missed out on a few big-inning opportunities and could not recover.
    Carlson was 4-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored, while Rogan went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Both came through with clutch hits as the Grizzlies tried to rally in the seventh, but Carlson was picked off after his RBI single cut what had been a seven-run deficit to four.
    Ashland starter Carter Glick surrendered eight runs, seven earned, in 31/3 innings. He struck out one and walked three.
    Chatfield 025 101 2 — 11 10 5
    Ashland 012 100 3 — 7 13 4
    Watson, Wood (3), Garber (5), Schnoor (7) and Lawhead; Glick, Milgrim (4), Rogan (6) and Hamik. W — Watson. L — Glick. 2B — C: Jarecki, Barber; A: Carlson, Rogan.
    YREKA 7, PHOENIX 0 — At Yreka, Calif., Calvin Decker went 2-for-3 for Phoenix at the Yreka Tournament.
    The Pirates (2-1) committed six errors.
    Phoenix 000 000 0 — 0 5 6
    Yreka 130 003 x — 7 5 1
    Kentner, Botermans (5) and McCreadie; Cadola, O'Borman (6), Casey (7) and Jesperson. W — Cadola. L — Kentner (0-1). 2B — P: McCreadie.
    CENRAL VALLEY 8, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 1, 6 inn. — At Yreka, Calif., Matt Sha had three hits and James Carpenter scored Cascade Christian's only run on a bases-loaded walk during the eight-team Yreka Tournament.
    Dalton Palmer drew the walk in the second inning for the Challengers (2-1), who made three errors against the California squad.
    Cascade Christian 010 000 — 1 5 3
    Central Valley 142 01x — 8 8 0
    Clark, Higday (2) and Jones; German, Dutra (6) and Ryan. W — German. L — Clark (0-1). 2B — CC: Sha; CV: Ryan. 3B — CV: Naylor.
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