Panthers pull off sweep of Indians

April 20, 2014

The South Medford softball team beat Roseburg for the first time in three years, sweeping the Indians during Southern Oregon Hybrid action at South Medford High on Saturday.

The Panthers won the opener, 2-1, and picked up a 7-2 triumph in Game 2.

South Medford last beat Roseburg on May 14, 2011.

"It opens some eyes and gives us some confidence," South Medford head coach Miranda Gillaspie-Smith said. "We set some goals for ourselves and today we realized those."

Freshman pitcher Pat Moore tossed a five-hitter with 10 strikeouts and two walks and had the go-ahead fielder's choice in the opener for the Panthers. With the game tied at 1 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Liz DeVaughn singled and later came home on the lefty's hit.

Marissa Tarazon finished 2-for-3 with a two-out RBI double that drove in Bailee Tatum from first base in the second inning.

Bailey Daniels went 2-for-3 with an RBI and pitcher Ashley Martin gave up six hits and two walks with four strikeouts for the Indians.

"It was a huge win," Gillaspie-Smith said. "With a team like Roseburg, a quality ball club, it's not over until you get that third out in the seventh inning. ... It gave us a ton of momentum going into Game 2."

South jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first in the second game. The inning was highlighted by Tia Garrett's two-run double, which brought home Rachael Moore and Pat Moore, and Sara Gartlan's two-run single that platted DeVaughn and Tatum. The Panthers also took advantage of three straight walks.

Rachael Moore was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Brittany Miller 2-for-4 with a run scored for South (7-5, 2-1 SOH).

Moore allowed seven hits and two walks and fanned six for her second victory of the day.

Jacey Conklin went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Roseburg (8-6, 1-2).

FIRST GAME

Roseburg 000 100 0 — 1 5 1

South Medford 010 100 x — 2 6 0

Martin and Conklin; P. Moore and Garrett. W — P. Moore (6-4). L — Martin. 2B — R: Robles; SM: R. Moore, Tarazon.

SECOND GAME

Roseburg 001 010 0 — 2 7 1

South Medford 510 001 x — 7 8 2

Martin, Epley (1), Martin (1) and Conklin; Moore and Garrett. W — P. Moore (7-4). L — Martin. 2B — SM: Garrett.

NORTH MEDFORD 2-4, GRANTS PASS 1-0 — At Grants Pass, North Medford's Alexis Barkwell earned the pitching win in both SOH games by allowing a combined five hits with nine strikeouts.

Amy Robinson was solid inside the circle as well, striking out 10 in Game 1 with no walks and seven in the nightcap with two walks for Grants Pass (8-6, 1-2 SOH).

North Medford (11-1, 2-0) scored twice in the second inning to claim the opener, with Barkwell's single to left field followed by a hard grounder through the infield by Keisha Williams that got past the right fielder and allowed a run to score while Williams raced to third base. Williams scored on a squeeze bunt by Christina Kuykendall.

In Game 2, Grace Jovanovic had an RBI triple in the first and Williams belted a solo home run in the sixth to highlight action for the Tornado. Jovanovic and Williams each finished 2-for-3 with one run and two RBIs.

FIRST GAME

North Medford 020 000 0 — 2 4 0

Grants Pass 000 010 0 — 1 4 1

Barkwell and Ramsay; Robinson and Stevens. W — Barkwell (8-1). L — Robinson. 2B — NM: Gates.

SECOND GAME

North Medford 102 001 0 — 4 6 1

Grants Pass 000 000 0 — 0 1 1

Barkwell and Ramsay; Robinson and Stevens. W — Barkwell (9-1). L — Robinson. 3B — NM: Jovanovic. HR — NM: Williams.

MAZAMA 11-17, ASHLAND 0-8 — At Klamath Falls, Mazama had 22 hits on the day en route to a nonleague sweep.

For Ashland (3-10), Georgia Williams and Hannah Teixiera had three hits apiece in Game 2, with Williams also driving in four runs.

Mazama (8-5) has won six straight.

FIRST GAME

Ashland 000 00 — 0 1 1

Mazama 308 0x — 11 11 1

Williams and Teixiera; Wortman and Allred. W — Wortman. L — Williams. 2B — M: Wortman, Allred.

SECOND GAME

Ashland 102 113 0 — 8 12 6

Mazama 020 834 x — 17 11 1

Williams and Teixiera; Allison and Allred. W — Allison. L — Williams. 2B — A: Williams, Teixiera; M: D. Miller. 3B — M: Wortman.

HENLEY 13-12, PHOENIX 0-2 — At Klamath Falls, Henley swept Phoenix in the Skyline Conference doubleheader.

In the opener, Phoenix's Bailee Tally broke up Kelly Scott's perfect-game bid with a single in the fourth inning.

Scott recorded 10 strikeouts and Tara Moates blasted a two-run home run for the Hornets (14-3, 5-0 Sky).

In the second game, Tally went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored and Amanda Skaff 2-for-3 with an RBI double for the Pirates (3-11, 1-5). McKenzie Brown connected on a three-run homer during Henley's six-run sixth.

FIRST GAME

Phoenix 000 00 — 0 1 4

Henley 223 6x — 13 9 0


Scoggins and K. Maclennan; Scott and Herr. W — Scott. L — Scoggins (1-5). HR — H: Moates.

SECOND GAME

Phoenix 002 000 — 2 5 2

Henley 401 106 — 12 7 0

Tally and Wolfe; Scott and Armantrout. W — Scott. L — Tally (2-6). 2B — P: Wolfe, Tally, Skaff; H: Moates. HR — H: Brown.

NORTH VALLEY 10-14, HIDDEN VALLEY 0-4 — At Merlin, North Valley senior catcher Josephine Stark hit for the cycle in Game 2, including a first-inning grand slam, to secure the Skyline Conference sweep.

Stark finished 4-for-4 with six RBIs on a single, double, triple and home run for the Knights (8-8, 3-2 Skyline). Also in Game 2, Mikala Mohr was 2-for-2 with two runs, Shayla Phililps 2-for-3 with two RBIs and one run and Cindy Clarke 2-for-2 with two runs.

Kasey Werner combined to go 5-for-6 with four runs, three RBIs and four stolen bases for North Valley, while Kady Kantola was 4-for-6 with four runs and one RBI in a twin bill that saw both games shortened to five innings.

Elena Bragg was 2-for-2 for Hidden Valley (0-13, 0-4) in the nightcap.

Abi Kite drove in three runs in the opener for the Knights.

FIRST GAME

Hidden Valley 000 00 — 0 3 4

North Valley 111 61 — 10 12 2

Lawson and Bragg; Allen and Kite. W — Allen (6-5) L — Lawson. 2B — NV: Kite.

SECOND GAME

Hidden Valley 030 10 — 4 5 2

North Valley 516 02 — 14 15 1

M. York and Bragg; King, Mohr (5) and Stark. W — King (1-0). L — M. York. 2B — HV: Sarganis; NV: Stark, Mohr. NV: 3B — Stark. HR — NV: Stark.

LAKEVIEW 10-17, ROGUE RIVER 2-7 — At Lakeview, Rogue River's Courtney Hardy ripped a three-run triple and teammate Elly Moulder added an RBI triple, both in Game 2, but highlights were few and far between for the Chieftains in the SCH twin bill.

Abbi Brooks pitched all 12 innings — the second game went only five — to pick up both wins for Lakeview (6-5, 2-0 SCH).

Rogue River (1-6, 0-2) committed 21 errors on the day.

FIRST GAME

Rogue River 100 001 0 — 2 4 12

Lakeview 203 023 x — 10 7 3

Sands and Hardy; Brooks and Leal. W — Brooks. L — Sands. 2B — L: Leal.

SECOND GAME

Rogue River 203 02 — 7 5 9

Lakeview 551 42 — 17 10 0

Atteberry, Sands (2), Fredenburg (5) and Hardy; Brooks and Leal. W — Brooks. L — Atteberry. 2B — L: Arabarius, Brooks. 3B — RR: Rodriguez, Hardy, Moulder. HR — L: Crumrine.

BANDON 9-0, ILLINOIS VALLEY 8-8 — At Bandon, Illinois Valley finished with 21 hits in the nonleague split.

In Game 1, Shelbie Mason had two hits and three RBIs, Abby Miller two hits and two RBIs and Mahkayla Sommers two hits for the Cougars (3-10).

Illinois Valley's Miliya Stewart struck out five in the shutout victory. Alexus Inge, Allison Primeau and Miller each had two hits and Stewart added two RBIs against Bandon (2-8).

FIRST GAME

Illinois Valley 400 022 0 — 8 10 4

Bandon 310 120 2 — 9 17 3

Stewart and Augustadt; Young and Williams. W — Young. L — M. Stewart. 2B — B: Young. 3B — IV: Mason.

SECOND GAME

Illinois Valley 302 020 1 — 8 11 1

Bandon 000 000 0 — 0 6 2

Stewart and Augustadt; Young and Willams. W — M. Stewart. L — Young. 2B — IV: Inge. 3B — IV: M. Stewart.

BONANZA 6-10, PROSPECT 4-5 — At Bonanza, Prospect's Shawna Creech finished the day with five hits, including three doubles, but the Cougars couldn't overcome 10 errors and suffered their first two losses of the season in District 4 action.

Creech was 3-for-4 with two doubles in the opener and 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in the second game.

Also for Prospect (11-2, 4-2 D4), Alee Pinkerton held Bonanza (14-4, 4-0) to one earned run on eight hits while striking out seven with only one walk in the first game.

FIRST GAME

Prospect 002 101 0 — 4 7 7

Bonanza 101 202 x — 6 8 4

Pinkerton and Hedgpeth; Anderson and Grohs. W — Anderson. L — Pinkerton (11-1). 2B — P: Creech 2; B: Yaryan. HR — B: Yaryan.

SECOND GAME

Prospect 102 002 0 — 5 6 3

Bonanza 140 230 x — 10 8 4


Pinkerton and Hedgpeth; McGee and Dirk. W — McGee. L — Pinkerton (11-2). 2B — P: Creech; B: Anderson, McGee.