• North rebounds with sweep of Roseburg

  • Three straight losses didn't sit well with North Medford's baseball team, and the Black Tornado made sure to turn things around Saturday in a key Southern Oregon Hybrid doubleheader at North Medford High.
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  • Three straight losses didn't sit well with North Medford's baseball team, and the Black Tornado made sure to turn things around Saturday in a key Southern Oregon Hybrid doubleheader at North Medford High.
    Colton Westfall and David Crofton each authored complete-game performances on the mound and the second-ranked Black Tornado used a pair of four-run innings in each game to pull away for victories over Roseburg, 5-2 and 7-0.
    Westfall limited the Indians to six hits and one earned run in the opener, striking out five and walking three.
    Crofton was even more stingy in the nightcap, allowing only two hits — none past the third inning — with six strikeouts and three walks to propel North Medford (16-4, 6-3 SOH).
    The losses were the first in SOH play for Roseburg (8-9, 4-2).
    The Black Tornado pulled away in Game 1 with four runs in the fifth inning. Josh Berman, Isaiah Luzny, Troy Fowler and Christian Gillis each plated a run in the frame, with Gillis finishing 2-for-2 and Luzny 2-for-4.
    Micah Brown had his fingerprints all over the Game 2 victory, going 4-for-4 with three doubles and five RBIs for North. Brown supplied an RBI double in the third, a two-run single in the fourth and a two-run double in the seventh to help seal the sweep.
    FIRST GAME
    Roseburg 000 000 2 — 2 6 4
    North Medford 001 040 x — 5 11 1
    Fuller and Irvine; Westfall and Zavala. W — Westfall (7-2). L — Fuller. 2B — NM: Luzny.
    SECOND GAME
    Roseburg 000 000 0 — 0 2 3
    North Medford 001 402 x — 7 7 0
    Stone, Reddekopp (7) and Irvine; Crofton and Zavala. W — Crofton (5-0). L — Stone. 2B — NM: Brown 3.
    CRATER 10-5, SOUTH MEDFORD 4-4 — At Central Point, Crater senior Ty Fox supplied a walk-off win for a second straight Saturday to help the fourth-ranked Comets secure a three-game series sweep of South Medford in SOH play.
    Crater trailed 4-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh in Game 2 but got a one-out walk from Tanner Ryerson and single by Tyler Aplin to set the stage for a rally. Paul Turner supplied an RBI groundout before Taylor Tibbets was intentionally walked. After Tibbets stole second, Fox hit a 2-2, two-out pitch to the right-center gap for a game-ending two-run double.
    Aplin was 2-for-4 with one run and two RBIs in the nightcap for Crater (16-4, 5-1 SOH), while Brandon Lupton was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs for South Medford (11-10, 2-7).
    In the opener, Jimmy Sporer was 4-for-4 with two runs and one RBI for the Panthers, who led 4-3 through three innings. Fox supplied a two-run single to highlight a four-run fourth inning to propel the Comets to victory.
    Tibbets was 3-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs, Turner 3-for-4 with three runs and one RBI, Aplin 3-for-4 with two runs and one RBI and Tyler Plankenhorn 2-for-3 with two runs in Game 1.
    FIRST GAME
    South Medford 220 000 0 — 4 8 3
    Crater 201 430 x — 10 13 1
    Lupton, Carle (4) and White; Asher, Fox (5), Caballero (7) and Aplin. W — Asher (3-1). L — Lupton (4-2). 2B — SM: Sporer; C: Tibbets.
    SECOND GAME
    South Medford 100 030 0 — 4 7 1
    Crater 000 020 3 — 5 8 3
    Carle, Newman (7) and White; Pearce, Fox (5) and Aplin. W — Fox (4-1). L — Newman (3-4). 2B — SM: Carder; C: Fahndrich, Fox.
    HENLEY 4, ASHLAND 0 — At Ashland, Jon Guzman delivered a one-hit shutout as Henley avenged its only loss of the season in nonleague play at North Mountain Park.
    Guzman struck out 14 with three walks and also had an RBI single in Henley's four-run third inning. Jesse Hilyard was 2-for-3 to pace the defending 4A champion Hornets (18-1), who lost to Ashland on April 8 after losing a 6-3 lead in the seventh.
    Bryce Rogan had Ashland's only hit, a single through the left side of the infield with two outs in the third.
    Ashland junior Steen Fredrickson surrendered four runs, all earned, in seven innings on the mound and fell to 5-2. He struck out seven with two walks for the Grizzlies (14-4), who saw their 14-game win streak come to an end.
    Henley 004 000 0 — 4 7 0
    Ashland 000 000 0 — 0 1 1
    Guzman and Hilyard; Fredrickson and Glick. W — Guzman. L — Fredrickson (5-2). 2B — H: Hilyard.
    MAZAMA 5-17, EAGLE POINT 2-7 — At Eagle Point, Eagle Point's Game 2 rally was short-lived after Mazama pulled away with six runs in the top of the seventh and earned a nonconference sweep.
    After Mazama (6-13) scored eight runs in the first inning, Eagle Point (2-13) answered with seven runs over the fourth and fifth innings in the nightcap.
    Alex Ledezma drove in two runs for the Eagles while Mazama's Joey Lancaster went 3-for-4 with four RBIs in Game 2.
    FIRST GAME
    Mazama 300 002 0 — 5 8 1
    Eagle Point 000 000 2 — 2 3 2
    Depew and Tron; Wilson and O'Brien. W — Depew. L — Wilson. 2B — M: Moore, Tron, Edwards.
    SECOND GAME
    Mazama 800 012 6 — 17 9 2
    Eagle Point 000 520 0 — 7 2 8
    Devry, Crowell (4), Tron (5) and McNearney; O'Brien, Jackson (1), Shopp (7) and Wilson. W — Wilson. L — O'Brien. 2B — M: Moore, Lancaster.
    NORTH VALLEY 11-4, KLAMATH UNION 7-2 — At Merlin, North Valley's Joe Calzada drove in five runs in the opener and the Knights used a two-run sixth inning to claim the sweep in Game 2 of the Skyline Conference doubleheader.
    Calzada finished 2-for-4 with a home run and a double in the opener for North Valley (7-12, 3-7 Skyline), with Kevin Olmstead supplying a two-run homer.
    Olmstead combined with Kyle Streeter and Loregn Hergenrether to limit KU (5-13-1, 3-9) to three hits with 10 strikeouts in Game 2.
    FIRST GAME
    Klamath Union 120 031 1 — 7 7 2
    North Valley 200 162 x — 11 8 1
    McGahan, Weitzel (5) and Budden; Kindy, Olmstead (7) and Segura. W — Kindy. L — Weitzel. 2B — KU: Odesha, Wanous; NV: Calzada, Streeter, Allison. HR — KU: Alvarez; NV: Calzada (1), Olmstead (1).
    SECOND GAME
    Klamath Union 020 000 0 — 2 3 6
    North Valley 100 012 x — 4 4 4
    Hamblin and Budden; Streeter, Hergenrether (3), Olmstead (5) and Segura. W — Olmstead. L — Hamblin.
    ROGUE RIVER 7-3, ST. MARY'S 2-7 — At Rogue River, Kollen Roohr struck out a season-high 12 for Rogue River in the first game but St. Mary's, led by pitcher Joe Hammonds, won the second game to salvage a Southern Cascade Hybrid split.
    Roohr went the distance in the opener, allowing two earned runs on three hits and a walk. He received plenty of support from Danny Perston (2-for-3, one RBI) and Tyler Sakraida (1-for-3, two RBIs).
    In Game 2, Hammonds held Rogue River (8-9, 3-4 SCH) to three runs on six hits through six innings before giving way to Tanner Smith in the seventh.
    Smith also provided a lift at the plate, where he had a two-run single in the fourth to help the Crusaders (12-9, 4-3) stake a 7-0 lead.
    FIRST GAME
    St. Mary's 010 000 1 — 2 3 2
    Rogue River 301 300 x — 7 6 0
    Aviles, Danielson (5) and Mulholland; Roohr and Pratt. W — Roohr. L — Aviles (2-3). 2B — RR: Fode. 3B — SM: Hough. HR — SM: Johnson.
    SECOND GAME
    St. Mary's 003 400 0 — 7 6 0
    Rogue River 000 003 0 — 3 6 4
    Hammonds, T. Smith (7) and Mulholland; Sakraida, Carpenter (5) and Roohr. W — Hammonds (5-2). L — Sakraida. 2B — SM: Robison.
    LAKEVIEW 3-4, ILLINOIS VALLEY 2-3 — At Lakeview, Lakeview edged Illinois Valley in two tight Southern Cascade Hybrid contests.
    Charles Harms had three hits in the opener for Lakeview (7-11, 3-3 SCH), which scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Jayson Konik's RBI single in the top of the sixth tied the game at 1 and Andrew Sherier's run-scoring single evened the contest at 2-all for Illinois Valley (8-9, 0-6).
    In Game 2, Sherier recorded two hits for the Cougars, who led 3-0 in the first inning before the Honkers rallied. Lander Nordal hit a two-run triple and Zach Welch an RBI single.
    FIRST GAME
    Illinois Valley 000 001 1 — 2 5 0
    Lakeview 001 001 1 — 3 7 4
    Welch and Davis; Hamilton, Lampman (7) and Douglas. W — Lampman. L — Welch. 2B — L: Lampman 2.
    SECOND GAME
    Illinois Valley 300 000 0 — 3 6 1
    Lakeview 000 020 2 — 4 6 1
    Miller and Davis; Staub and Douglas. W — Staub. L — Miller. 3B — IV: Nordal.
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