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GRANTS PASS — Ashland senior Carter Glick had his no-hit bid broken up with two outs in the bottom of the seventh before pocketing his first shutout of the season as the Grizzlies stretched their winning streak to 14 games with a 5-0 nonleague win over Grants Pass on Thursday at Grants Pass High School.
Glick struck out eight without a walk and hit one batter in the second inning before retiring the next 16 to get within an out of his first no-hitter. He struck out the first two batters he faced in the seventh and was ahead 0-2 against Grants Pass' No. 3 hitter Easton Bents before Bents laced a single to left. Glick then got Cameron Mathews to ground out to second, securing Ashland's sixth road win in seven tries.
Freshman first baseman Nick Sanderson was 1-for-2 with a double, Max Montgomery 1-for-2 with two runs and an RBI and Bryce Rogan 1-for-3 with two runs to pace the Grizzlies (14-3).
Ashland scored the only run it would need on a second-inning balk by Grants Pass starting pitcher Ben Glaeser. The mistake plated Montgomery, who led off the inning with a walk.
Montgomery helped the Grizzlies tack on an insurance run in the third by drawing a bases-loaded walk.
Ashland's Aaron Scott singled home Rogan in the sixth to make it 3-0, and Ashland added two more in the seventh on another bases-loaded walk and a sacrifice fly by Jose Perez.
Glick's only misfire in the first six innings occurred when he plunked Drew Van Ess with one out in the second. Glick quickly redeemed himself, however, inducing the next batter into a 4-3 fielder's choice before picking off Hayden Chandler at first base to end the inning.
Grants Pass (4-14) has lost nine of its last 10.
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Glick and Cammarota; Glaeser, D'Amico (6) and Mathews. W — Glick (3-1). L — Glaeser. 2B — A: Sanderson.
SOUTH MEDFORD'S FISHER WINS — At Klamath Falls, Reese Fisher earned medalist honors to lead South Medford to a team victory in a five-way meet Thursday at Running Y.
Fisher shot a 71 to best Ashland's Matt Hedges by four strokes and help the Panthers edge second-place Eagle Point by eight strokes, 317-325. North Medford's Daniel Schuler was third with a 76.
TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS — 1, Reese Fisher, South Medford, 71; 2, Matt Hedges, Ashland, 75; 3, Daniel Schuler, North Medford, 76; 4, Jarred Misfeldt, Roseburg, 78; 4, Tory Jordan, Eagle Point, 78; 6, Alex Brown, South Medford, 79; 7, Cole Dittemore, Roseburg, 81; 7, Jack Singleton, North Medford, 81; 9, Blake Bartlett, South Medford, 82; Michael Macedo, Eagle Point, 82.
SOUTH MEDFORD (317) — Reese Fisher 71, Alex Brown 79, Blake Bartlett 82, Logan Artner 85.
EAGLE POINT (325) — Tory Jordan 78, Zach Henley 82, Michael Macedo 82, Ethan DeVore 83.
NORTH MEDFORD (328) — Daniel Schuler 76, Jack Singleton 81, David Parson 84, Matt Mendenhall 87.
ROSEBURG (338) — Jarred Misfeldt 78, Cole Dittemore 81, Corey Groshong 83, Gus Bachman 96.
ASHLAND (361) — Matt Hedges 75, Kyle Breeding 83, Pablo Van Renterghen 98, TJ Ferreira 105.
ROSEBURG 6, NORTH MEDFORD 2 — Nothing came easy for host North Medford in its final Southern Oregon Hybrid dual of the season.
In a battle of doubles top seeds, Ryan Hogan and Kyle Campbell completed a ferocious rally over Roseburg's Alec Johnson and Tanner Bamgartner and picked up a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 decision.
North Medford's Daniel Pedersen also had to work to give the Black Tornado their only singles win as he staved off Roseburg's Zach Carter for a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in the No. 2-seeded singles match.
SINGLES — Lucas Ball, R, d. Tyler West, 6-0, 7-5; Daniel Pedersen, NM, d. Zach Carter, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2; Hunter Paschke, R, d. Kellin Pedersen, 6-1, 6-2; Nicholas Norlin-Pritchard, R, d. Sean Dennehy, 6-3, 6-1.
DOUBLES — Ryan Hogan-Kyle Campbell, NM, d. Alec Johnson-Tanner Baumgartner, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4; Isaac Brickner-Cole Eibel, R, d. Isaiah Williams-Joe Von Strahl, 6-1, 6-1; Kyle Yates-Logan Neptune, R, d. Nick White-Trevor Dahl, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1; Christian Avila-Lillard-Alex Har, R, d. Kane Garrett-Shane Bechtel, 6-0, 4-6, 6-2.
ROSEBURG 5, NORTH MEDFORD 3 — At Roseburg, North Medford's Hannah Von Strahl derailed Roseburg's Claire Hittle, 6-4, 6-3, but the Indians proved to be too strong in their Southern Oregon Hybrid season finale.
SINGLES — Fiona Johnson, R, d. Kristina Ribeiro, 6-0, 6-2; Hannah Von Strahl, NM, d. Claire Hittle, 6-4, 6-3; Carrissa Roman, R, d. Rachel Forrest, 6-1, 6-1; Bailey Cowen, NM, d. Alexis Eibel, 2-6, 7-5 (10-6).
DOUBLES — Monica Hall-Morgan Novak, R, d. Alexa Inman-Bethany Hagloch, 6-1, 6-3; Sarah Royce-Andrea Chui, R, d. Madelyn Duer-Savannah Chambers, 0-6, 6-4, 10-7; Anne Miller-Morgan Messer, NM, d. Katlyn Har-Jessica Hernandez, 3-6, 6-4, 10-8; Reena Daley-Megan Danielson, R, d. Anna Lightheart-Brooke Costanzo, 6-0, 6-2.
HIDDEN VALLEY 6, ST. MARY'S 1 — At Murphy, Emily Riehlman and Teddie Savage's second-seeded doubles victory over Jaya Black-Lazo and Haley Musack was St. Mary's lone win of the day.
SINGLES — Sylvia Marr, HV, d. Emerald DeBoer, 6-3, 6-3; Cody Porter, HV, d. Haley Ordal, 6-4, 6-4; Nova Rumery, HV, d. Ari Ashby, 6-2, 6-0.
DOUBLES — McKenna Schermerhorn-Sylvia Marr, HV, d. Sabrina Miller-Chloe Phillips, 6-2, 3-6, 11-9; Emily Riehlman-Teddie Savage, SM, Jaya Black-Lazo-Haley Musack, 6-0, 6-1; Mishaundra Schermerhorn-Kayleigh Godfrey, HV, d. Joanna Mhee-Ellie Jensen, 7-5, 6-1; Kennedy Henderson-Jaya Black-Lazo, HV, d. Sari Leard-Carmen Liberature, 8-1.