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Freshman pitcher Pat Moore turned in a strong outing in her Southern Oregon Hybrid softball debut Tuesday, but a timely hit by Grants Pass' Halee Rose ruined the outcome.
Rose's two-run, seventh-inning triple off Moore broke a 1-all tie and propelled the Cavers to a 3-1 victory over the Panthers at South Medford High.
Moore (5-4) struck out 13, walked five and allowed just four hits.
"(Moore) made a mistake for their one big hit of the game," said South Medford coach Miranda Gillaspie-Smith. "Otherwise she threw well again. She was keeping them off balance by changing up enough and hitting her spots."
Rose's triple came after a dropped third strike allowed No. 9 hitter Melia Bents, a freshman, to reach first, and Taylor Thomas followed with a walk. Rose knocked in both on a high drive to center field that benefited from a drawn-in outfield.
The Cavers (8-4, 1-0 SOH) took the game's initial lead in the fourth when Nicole Godwin opened with a walk, moved to second on a ground out and scored on a play to the plate on Amy Robinson's single up the middle.
South Medford (5-5, 0-1) answered in the sixth on Hannah Newman's two-out double to the base of the left-field fence that scored Moore from first base.
Grants Pass junior pitcher Amy Robinson (7-4) had an effective performance, allowing four hits, striking out eight and walking one.
Rachael Moore had two hits for the Panthers, while Bents collected a pair of singles for Grants Pass.
"In our league, every game will be a battle," said Gillaspie-Smith. "We played well but we have to generate more offense and put more runs on the board."
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Robinson and Stevens; P. Moore and Garrett. W — Robinson (7-4). L — P. Moore (5-4). 2B — SM: Newman. 3B — GP: Rose.
ROSEBURG 10, CRATER 0, 5 inn. — At Roseburg, Ashley Martin tossed a one-hitter and Kyndle DelCollo pounded a three-run home run for Roseburg in SOH action.
Martin finished with four strikeouts and no walks for the Indians (8-4, 1-0 SOH).
Courtney Martin had a leadoff single in the second inning for Crater (3-7, 0-1).
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Hassel, Fisher (2) and Doggett; Martin and Conklin. W — Martin. L — Hassel. 2B — R: Wyscaver 2. 3B — R: Perkinson. HR — R: DelCollo. HENLEY 9, EAGLE POINT 8, 11 inn. — At Eagle Point, Henley scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly in the top of the 11th inning of the nonleague game.
In the bottom of the 11th, Eagle Point's Megan Ayres advanced to third base before the Hornets (12-3) recorded the final out.
Brianna Shopp finished 3-for-5 with a home run, five RBIs and two runs for the Eagles (3-7), who trailed 7-4 in the bottom of the seventh before rallying.
A Teanna Gonsalves RBI single and Shopp's two-run double evened the score.
In the bottom of the 10th, Gonsalves' double brought home Emily Jeffries and tied the game at 8.
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Scott and Herr; Ayres, Gonsalves (9) and Shopp. W — Scott. L — Gonsalves (2-5). 2B — H: Moates; EP: Gonsalves, Shopp 2, Grady. 3B — H: Pettigrew. HR — EP: Shopp (1).
ASHLAND 17, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 0, 5 inn. — Ashland's Georgia Williams pitched a no-hitter in nonleague action at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
The junior finished with 12 strikeouts and two walks.
Williams went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Teresa Lehman was 2-for-3 with four RBIs for the Grizzlies (3-8), who tallied 11 hits.
Cascade Christian (0-7) made four errors.
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Williams and Teixiera; Weaver, Thomson (4) and Ratcliff. W — Williams. L — Weaver (0-4). 2B — A: Lehman 2, Rodriques. 3B — A: Honeycutt.
NORTH VALLEY 9, PHOENIX 6 — At Talent, North Valley got big hits from senior Kady Kantola and freshman Mikala Mohr in the Skyline contest.
Kantola had an RBI triple in a three-run first inning, and Mohr belted a solo home run in the fifth.
Makayla Scoggins' three-run triple helped Phoenix score five in the third for a 5-3 lead before the Knights reclaimed the advantage with three in the fifth.
Amanda Skaff was 3-for-3 with two stolen bases and a run for the Pirates (2-9, 1-3 Sky).
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Allen and Kite; Tally and K. Maclennan. W — Allen. L — Tally (2-5). 3B — NV: Kantola; P: Scoggins. HR — NV: Mohr.
MAZAMA 23, HIDDEN VALLEY 3, 5 inn. — At Murphy, Mazama cranked out 22 hits and cruised by Hidden Valley for its fourth straight victory during Skyline Conference action.
Hidden Valley (0-11, 0-2 Sky) committed five errors.
Mazama (6-5, 3-1) recorded 12 runs in the third.
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Wortman and Allred; Lawson, York (3) and Bragg. W — Wortman. L — Lawson. 2B — M: Pinner 2, Krauss 2, Idrogo, Wortman, D. Miller, Allred.