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KLAMATH FALLS — Jake Perry's arm was the only thing that stayed warm when chilly winds and rainy conditions made playing baseball at Klamath Union High miserable Thursday.
Perry pitched a two-hitter for South Medford, which claimed a 5-1 nonconference victory in the make-up game.
That rough first inning began when Perry hit a batter. He later surrendered a two-out, unearned run to the Pelicans following one of the Panthers' two first-inning errors.
Things tightened from there for Perry, who threw all seven innings and allowed just two hits and one walk to go with seven strikeouts. The Panthers (9-4) also picked things up by playing spotless defense the rest of the way.
The Pelicans (2-8-1) led 1-0 until the Panthers took control with three runs in the top of the fourth. South added two more in the sixth.
Austin White went 2-for-2, drove in a run and scored for the Panthers, and Brady Breeze finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and a pair of stolen bases.
South Medford 000 302 0 — 5 7 2
Klamath Union 100 000 0 — 1 2 2
Perry and White; Hamblin, Mitchell (5), Balbin (7) and Vuggen, Alvarez (6). W — Perry (1-1). L — Hamblin. 2B — KU: Alvarez.
PHOENIX 24, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 11, 5 inn. — Amanda Skaff belted a grand slam and had seven RBIs to lead Phoenix in the nonconference rout.
Skaff also scored three runs for the Pirates (3-9), who brought home 13 runs in the second inning to break the game open.
Phoenix's Bailee Tally went 3-for-3, had three RBIs and scored five times, and Alyssa Wallack finished a home run shy of the cycle in a 3-for-4 effort that plated three runs. Wallack also scored three runs.
Alaina Thomson ripped a three-run double for Cascade Christian (0-8).
Phoenix 2(13)1 80 — 24 10 1
Cascade Christian 230 60 — 11 4 7
Scoggins, Hurd (3) and K. Maclennan, Wolfe (3); Weaver, A. Thomson (2) and Ratcliff. W — Scoggins (1-4). L — Weaver (0-5). 2B — P: Wallack; CC: A. Thomson, Weaver. 3B — P: Wallack, Wolfe. HR — P: Skaff.