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PROSPECT — Alee Pinkerton enjoyed pitching a no-hitter so much in the first game of a doubleheader, she started another in Game 2.
The senior for Prospect-Butte Falls blanked North Lake, 25-0, in five innings in the opener Friday, then pitched three no-hit innings to start the second, a five-inning, 16-0 victory.
Katie Munsell finished up the Game 2 no-no as Prospect-Butte Falls improved to 8-2 in District 4 and 15-2 overall.
"She was really on her game," Prospect-Butte Falls coach Jay Godley said of Pinkerton. "She's doing really well. Her change of speed is working real well."
The no-hitter in Game 1 was Pinkerton's first this year. She also had one last season, said Godley.
Pinkerton struck out 12 and walked two in the opener, then fanned six without a walk in the second game. She raised her record to 15-2.
She also drove in four runs in the first game, three on a bases-loaded triple in the second inning. In the nightcap, she was 3-for-3.
In Game 1, Prospect-Butte Falls scored 11 runs in the third inning. Julia Latona was 3-for 4 in the game, and Munsell and Randyn Thomason each had two hits.
In the second game, Shawna Creech and Marissa Raines had two hits each and Halee Hedgpeth belted a two-run triple.
Prospect-Butte Falls 23(11) 36 — 25 14 0
North Lake 000 00 — 0 0 4
Pinkerton and Thomason; Fritz and Davidson. W — Pinkerton (14-2). L — Fritz. 2B — P-BF: Burnhardt. 3B — P-BF: Pinkerton.
Prospect-Butte Falls (10)23 10 — 16 13 0
North Lake 000 00 — 0 0 2
Pinkerton, Munsell (4) and Thomason, Hedgpeth (4); Vore, Fritz (3) and Davidson. W — Pinkerton (15-2). L — Vore. 2B — P-BF: Pinkerton, Creech. 3B — P-BF: Hedgpeth.
GRANTS PASS 6-11, CRATER 0-1 — At Central Point, Amy Robinson picked up a pair of victories as Grants Pass cruised in the Southern Oregon Hybrid doubleheader.
Robinson tossed a one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts and no walks in the opener.
Halee Rose was 2-for-3, Nicole Godwin 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored and Robinson 2-for-4 for the Cavers (14-6, 7-2 SOH).
Alex Craft and Simone Smurzynski had Crater's hits.
In Game 2, Craft hit an RBI double that platted Courtney Martin, who drew a two-out walk in the third inning.
Godwin finished 2-for-4 with a double, triple, four RBIs and two runs and Taylor Thomas 2-for-3 while reaching base five times.
Robinson gave up four hits and three walks with four strikeouts against the Comets (3-16, 0-7).
Grants Pass 003 012 0 — 6 10 0
Crater 000 000 0 — 0 2 1
Robinson and Stevens; Berryhill and Doggett. W — Robinson. L — Berryhill (1-6). 2B — GP: Thomas, Godwin 2.
Grants Pass 110 333 — 11 10 1
Crater 001 000 — 1 4 4
Robinson and Stevens; Fisher, Berryhill (4), Beck (5) and Doggett. W — Robinson. L — Fisher (1-5). 2B — GP: Taylor, Robinson, Godwin; C: Craft. 3B — GP: Godwin.
PHOENIX 14-20, HIDDEN VALLEY 4-0 — At Murphy, Bailee Tally had a near no-hitter in Game 2 where the Phoenix bats caught fire and the Pirates completed their Skyline Conference sweep of host Hidden Valley. Both games were called after five innings by virtue of the 10-run mercy rule.
Tally was just warming up after picking up a victory in the opener by allowing just one hit to Mara Oachs in the fourth inning of the second contest. Tally walked one and struck out seven.
The Pirates (7-13, 3-5 Skyline) put together consecutive eight-run frames over the second and third innings and had seven straight hits in the second.
Adriana Mereida-Ford had a three-run triple in the third inning and Makayla Scoggins had two run-scoring doubles in the contest to go with three runs scored.
Hailey Wyncoop went 3-for-3, drove in four runs and scored three times and Alyssa Wallack finished 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs.
In the opener, Amanda Skaff had a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning where the Pirates increased their lead to 10-2.
Skaff went 2-for-3 and scored three runs while freshman Tiona Hurd went 3-for-3 with three runs and a pair of RBIs.
Tally allowed four runs — three earned — on three hits, one walk and fanned four.
Elena Bragg hit a two-run home run in the first inning for the Mustangs (1-17, 0-7 Skyline).
Phoenix 340 70 — 14 11 1
Hidden Valley 200 20 — 4 3 4
Tally and Maclennan; York and Bragg. W — Tally (5-7). L — York. 2B — P: Skaff. HR — HV: Bragg.
Phoenix 088 40 — 20 19 1
Hidden Valley 000 00 — 0 1 7
Tally and Wolfe; York and Bragg. W — Tally (6-7). L — York. 2B — P: Scoggins 2. 3B — P: Mereida-Ford.
HIDDEN VALLEY 15-13, PHOENIX 0-3 — At Murphy, Hidden Valley collected 22 hits and held Phoenix to just six in the Skyline Conference doubleheader.
In the first game, James Chastain threw a two-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts and one walk in five innings for the Mustangs (13-5, 7-3 Sky). Jay Hain finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored, McKinnon Bennett 2-for-4 with three runs, Mike Hults 2-for-3 with three runs and Roman Fretz 2-for-4.
Justin McCreadie had a double and Max Potter a single for Phoenix (6-13, 3-6).
In Game 2, Fretz was 2-for-2 with two runs, Jarid Norberg 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Bennett 2-for-3 and Hults 2-for-4 with two runs.
Norberg pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts, three runs (one earned) and no walks in six innings.
Potter had a two-run home run for the Pirates.
Phoenix 000 00 — 0 2 0
Hidden Valley 635 1x — 15 12 0
Botermans, Stainbrook (2) and McCreadie; Chastain and Hults. W — Chastain. L — Botermans. 2B — P: McCreadie; HV — Munoz. 3B — HV: Bennett.
Phoenix 003 000 — 3 4 5
Hidden Valley 223 105 — 13 10 4
McCreadie, Hutchinson (4) and Potter; Norberg and Hults. W — Norberg. L — McCreadie. 2B — HV: Bennett, Dangelo. 3B — HV: Norberg. HR — P: Potter.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 2, GLIDE 0 — Cody Coggins pitched a one-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts and one walk and hit the go-ahead RBI triple for Cascade Christian in nonleague action at U.S. Cellular.
Coggins, whose hit came in the third, finished 2-for-3 with a run scored. Kyle Ferguson was 2-for-3 with a run, Will Weaver went 2-for-3 and Tristan Jones added an RBI single to give the Challengers (12-4) their 2-0 advantage over Glide (12-3).
Glide 000 000 0 — 0 1 1
Cascade Christian 002 000 x — 2 8 1
Fricke and Beard; Coggins and Jones. W — Coggins (6-1). L — Fricke. 2B — G: Hanson. 3B — CC: Coggins.
PROSPECT-BUTTE FALLS 15-18, NORTH LAKE 2-8, 5 inn. — At Silver Lake, Prospect-Butte Falls improved to 4-10 overall and 3-3 in the District 5 with a sweep of North Lake (4-12, 1-4).
ASHLAND WINS, TIES — At Bend, Ashland's top two singles players and No. 1 doubles team all remained undefeated as the Grizzlies beat Lebanon, 6-2, and tied Summit, 4-4, in the first day of the Class 5A Bend tournament.
No. 1 singles player Ashley Knecht and No. 2 singles player River Davis both went 2-0 for the Grizz, with Knecht edging Summit's Lindsey Brodeck in an abbreviated third-set tie-breaker, 5-7, 6-3 (10-5).
Ashland's No. 1 doubles team of Hanna Greenberg and Vika O'Brien also earned a pair of straight-set victories, including a 6-2, 6-1 win over Summit's Kelsey Collis and Eleni Harrington.
Ashland 6 Lebanon 2
SINGLES — Ashley Knecht, A, d. Anne Meek, 6-2, 6-0; River Davis, A, d. Lynn Meek, 6-2, 6-4; Anne Kim, A, d. Kylie Cairo, 6-3, 6-4; Celine BonJean, A, d. Melody Fandino, 6-1, 6-2.
DOULBES — Hanna Greenberg-Vika O'Brien, A, d. Kayla Crossan-Bryn Gerson, 6-0,6-0; Kaylee Phillips-Melissa Vo, L, d. Katy Barnard-Cass Christopher, 6-4, 3-6 (10-6); Hannah Barchet-Lilli Patton, A, d. Haley Wolff-McKenna Spier, 6-4, 6-4; Marie Chapman-Chantelle Keen, L, d. Sarah Kaufman-Mimi Sharp, 6-3, 6-2.
Ashland 4 Summit 4
SINGLES — Ashley Knecht, A, d. Lindsey Brodeck, 5-7, 6-3 (10-5); River Davis, A, d. Andreia Todd, 6-1, 6-1; Brenna Roy, S, d. Anne Kim, 7-5, 4-6 (10-8); Autumn Layden, S, d. Celine BonJean, 6-0, 6-0.
DOUBLES — Hanna Greenberg-Vika O'Brien, A, d. Kelsey Collis-Eleni Harrington, 6-2, 6-1; Megan DeMeyer-Siena Ginsburg, S, d. Katy Barnard-Cass Christopher, 6-3, 7-5; Hannah Barchet-Lilli Patton, A, d. Cailtin Nichols-Caroline Nichols, 4-6, 6-4, (10-8); Jean Foran-Brooke Finley, S, d. Sarah Kaufman-Emily Haptonstall, 6-1, 6-3.
Track and Field
YREKA INVITE — At Yreka, Calif., Cascade Christian senior Stephanie Croy won the 3,200-meter race in 12 minutes, 9.72 seconds and was second in the 800 (2:29.18) at the Yreka Lions Invitational.
Teammate Cheyenne Auchard was third in the discus with a personal-record throw of 105 feet, 11 inches.
St. Mary's freshman Aessa Catt won the 100 in a PR of 12.87 and Hunter Rothfus was second in the high jump with a PR of 6-2.