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CENTRAL POINT — Eagle Point banged out 13 hits en route to a 16-3 six-inning nonconference softball victory over Crater on Friday.
Eagle Point sophomore pitcher Teanna Gonsalves allowed one earned run and limited the Comets to six hits with three strikeouts. Gonsalves also collected three hits, scored three runs and drove in two.
"(Gonsalves) hit her locations," said Crater coach Chris Arnold, "and was able to keep us off-balance. We had a hard time making contact."
The Eagles' offense was paced by Kaya Moore-Hoag, who went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and two runs. Moore-Hoag's bases-loaded triple highlighted Eagle Point's four-run third inning.
Eagle Point (4-7) used four hits, three Comet errors and a walk to score 10 runs in the sixth. Brianna Shopp, who had two hits and four RBIs, provided the big blow with a three-run triple.
Kayli Meerten had three hits to augment the Eagles' attack.
For Crater (3-8), Dana Lowder had two hits, including an RBI triple, and Olivia Ryerson went 3-for-3.
"Offensively, Eagle Point put pressure on our defense and we didn't make plays," said Arnold.
Eagle Point 004 02(10) — 16 13 2
Crater 000 111 — 3 6 5
Gonsalves and Shopp; Beck, Fisher (3), Hassel (6) and Martin. W — Gonsalves. L — Beck (0-2). 2B — EP: Meerten 2, Moore-Hoag; C: Ryerson, Pearce. 3B — EP: Shopp, Moore-Hoag; C: Lowder.
Track and Field
OREGON RELAYS — At Eugene, North Medford's Ray Schireman ran the second-fastest 3000-meter in school history and the best among Class 6A runners in the state this year and Kendell Erb registered the girls second-best discus throw ever for the Black Tornado during the first day of the meet that concludes today at Hayward Field.
Schireman finished ninth against an elite high school field with a time of 8:43.05.
The Black Tornado received fourth-place finishes from Mario Fillippi in the high jump (6-2) and Erb in the discus (120-9).
BONZANA TWILIGHT — At Klamath Falls, Prospect senior Kaylee Biando took a first and third in the eight-school girls field at Oregon Tech.
Biando won the shot put with a throw of 36-8 and finished third in the javelin (95-4).
Lost River won both the boys and girls side of the meet. Prospect's girls finished sixth.
Lakota Sizemore and Baley VanWormer also contributed the Cougars' placing.
Sizemore, a junior, played fourth in the discus (77-9) and sixth in the 800 meters (3:08.71). VanWormer took fifth in the 400 (1:14.58), eighth in the 200 (31.46) and eighth in the discus (73-1).
HENLEY INVITE — At Klamath Falls, Cascade Christian's Jake Quast tied for third place after shooting a 73 at the eight-school Henley Invitational at Running Y Resort.
Shasta's Nick Rivera earned medalist honors with a 70 and his team captured the title with 300 strokes. Tyler Collier of Pleasant Valley, Calif., was second (71). Quast tied with three for third.
The Challengers (317) were third.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN (317) — Jake Quast 38-35—73; Max Davis 36-39—75; Ben Quast 40-38—78; Nash O'Hara 45-46—91.
HENLEY INVITE — At Klamath Falls, Crater's Danielle Giles shot a 77 to secure medalist honors at the Henley Invitational at Running Y Resort.
Nine schools competed, but only two had complete teams. Henley was first (387) and Ridgeview second (420).
CRATER (INC.) — Danielle Giles 38-39—77.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN (INC.) — Briyonna Felan 51-57—108; Claira Cummings 59-55—114.
PHOENIX (INC.) — Allyson Armstrong 57-56—113; Karlie Richardson 54-59—113.
ILLINOIS VALLEY (INC.) — Kynan Nordal 44-48—92; Samantha Milner 60-68—128; Skyla Patton 69-60—129.
NORTH VALLEY (INC.) — Baylee Duncan 47-53—100; E. Toarmino 48-54—102; Emma Staples 120.