• GP uses long ball to salvage SOH split

  • GRANTS PASS — Grants Pass' Drew VanEss hit a walk-off grand slam in his team's 7-6 win over South Medford after the Panthers shut out the Cavemen, 10-0, in the opener during Southern Oregon Hybrid baseball at Grants Pass High on Saturday.
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  • GRANTS PASS — Grants Pass' Drew VanEss hit a walk-off grand slam in his team's 7-6 win over South Medford after the Panthers shut out the Cavemen, 10-0, in the opener during Southern Oregon Hybrid baseball at Grants Pass High on Saturday.
    In Game 2, South led 6-3 entering the bottom of the seventh before Grants Pass rallied. Josh D'Amico led off with a single, Kadin Lopez got on base using a Panther throwing error and, with two outs, Easton Bents singled to left field to load the bases.
    Enter VanEss, who ended things with his blast.
    South owned a 3-0 advantage before Cameron Mathews crushed a three-run homer for the Cavemen (4-13, 1-5 SOH) in the bottom of the fifth inning.
    In the top of the seventh, the Panthers' Brady Breeze hit an RBI triple before scoring on a wild pitch. Jake Perry's RBI single gave the South (11-7, 2-4) its 6-3 edge.
    The Panthers' Brandon Lupton went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Ryan Carle 2-for-4 with a run and Perry 2-for-2.
    In the opener, Lupton threw a one-hit shutout with six strikeouts and one walk, Caleb Bell finished 2-for-4 with two runs and Jimmy Sporer added a hit, two RBIs and a run.
    Grants Pass committed four errors in the first contest.
    FIRST GAME
    South Medford 003 322 — 10 6 2
    Grants Pass 000 000 — 0 1 4
    Lupton and Burton; Ekwall, Bunn (6) and Mathews. W — Lupton (4-1). L — Ekwall. 3B — SM: Perry.
    SECOND GAME
    South Medford 000 210 3 — 6 10 1
    Grants Pass 000 030 4 — 7 6 1
    James, Perry (6) and Lupton; Glaeser, Worthington (6), Bunn (7) and Mathews. W — Bunn. L — Perry (1-2). 2B — GP: Ekwall. 3B — SM: Breeze. HR — GP: Mathews, VanEss.
    ASHLAND 9-10, NORTH VALLEY 0-2 — At Ashland, Ashland ran its winning streak to 12 games with the nonconference sweep.
    Junior Steen Fredrickson took matters into his own hands in the first game for the Grizzlies (12-3), pitching a four-hit shutout and driving in three runs. Fredrickson struck out eight and didn't issue a walk. He also scored two runs.
    Nick Sanderson offered offensive support, going 2-for-3 and driving in three runs, and Eric Carlson was 2-for-3 and scored twice.
    Cade Kissel had two of the four hits for North Valley (5-11).
    In the nightcap, Ashland broke open a tight game with six runs in the fourth to take a 10-2 lead. Kyle Milgram had a two-run double and Carlson followed with a two-run single in the inning, which included four hits and two errors.
    Fredrickson, who had an RBI, and Max Montgomery each went 2-for-4 with a run for the Grizzlies.
    Kyle Streeter was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Knights.
    FIRST GAME
    North Valley 000 000 0 — 0 4 1
    Ashland 104 040 x — 9 7 0
    Stegemiller, Perry (4), Kissel (5) and Segura; Fredrickson and Glick, Hamik (7). W — Fredrickson. L — Stegemiller. 2B — A: Glick, Carlson.
    SECOND GAME
    North Valley 100 100 0 — 2 5 4
    Ashland 022 600 x — 10 8 3
    Kindy, Kissel (4), Olmstead (5) and Streeter; Hulick, Rogan (6), Milgram (7) and Cammarota, Hamik (7). W — Hulick. L — Kindy. 2B — NV: Streeter, Olmstead; A: Milgram.
    EAGLE POINT 10, PHOENIX 5 — At Talent, Eagle Point racked up 13 hits at Hagler-James Field in its first victory of the year.
    Justin Hughes went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run, Jacoby Jackson 3-for-4 with two runs, Destin Adams 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs and Tanner Jostad 2-for-4 with a run for the Eagles (1-11). Eagle Point's Jonathan Wilson finished with a hit, a run and three RBIs.
    Zach Kentner recorded a hit, a run and two RBIs for Phoenix (6-10).
    Eagle Point 040 400 2 — 10 13 2
    Phoenix 110 012 0 — 5 3 2
    Jackson, O'Brien (2) and Wilson; Hutchinson, Botermans (4) and McCreadie. W — Jackson. L — Hutchinson (3-4). 2B — EP: Johnson, Wilson; P: Hutchinson.
    HIDDEN VALLEY 4-2, KLAMATH UNION 0-7 — At Murphy, Hidden Valley recorded 10 hits in the first game of the Skyline Conference doubleheader.
    In Game 1, Roman Fretz and McKinnon Bennett both had two hits for Hidden Valley (11-4, 5-3 Sky).
    In Game 2, Patrick Budden tallied three hits and three RBIs for Klamath Union (5-10-1, 3-6) and Fretz recorded two hits for Hidden Valley.
    FIRST GAME
    Hidden Valley 000 022 0 — 4 10 0
    Klamath Union 000 000 0 — 0 5 2
    Norberg and Hults; McGahan and Budden. W — Norberg. L — McGahan. 2B — HV; Hults, Norberg.
    SECOND GAME
    Hidden Valley 020 000 0 — 2 7 3
    Klamath Union 101 221 x — 7 9 3
    Chastain, Bennett (5) and Hults; Hamblin and Budden. W — Hamblin. L — Chastain. 2B — KU: Budden 2, Hamblin. 3B — HV: Davis; KU: McGahan.
    PROSPECT-BUTTE FALLS 22-3, LOST RIVER 12-12 — At Prospect, Prospect-Butte Falls (2-10) won the first game, 22-12, before falling, 12-3, in the second contest against Lost River (4-8).
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