EUGENE — North Medford rebounded for a Southwest Conference doubleheader split against Sheldon after losing the opener with its ace on the mound.

EUGENE — North Medford rebounded for a Southwest Conference doubleheader split against Sheldon after losing the opener with its ace on the mound.

Sheldon got a big game from Ben Higgins and downed the Black Tornado and pitcher Matt Maurer, 8-0, then North fended off an Irish rally in the last inning for a 5-3 victory Saturday.

The loss was the Tornado's first in league, dropping it to 16-2 and 5-1. Sheldon is 3-3 in the SWC.

In the opener, North managed only two hits against Higgins, and Sheldon scored single runs in the first three innings. But it was a grand slam by the Irish pitcher in the fourth — he also had a solo shot an inning earlier — that finished matters. The five runs were unearned because of an error to start the uprising.

Maurer pitched four innings and Will Allbright finished.

In Game 2, Allbright was called on again and came through in the clutch, striking out Mark Fauria with two on and two outs to end the game.

Brady Shipley (6-1) came within one out of a complete game for the Tornado. He allowed five hits, struck out 13 and walked six.

Mark Cokenour's bases-loaded double in the third put North up 4-0. Cody James and Colin Sowers scored on the hit after each walked.

Chris Bradshaw was 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Hayden Wolfe had two hits and scored twice.

FIRST GAME

North Medford 000 000 0 — 0 2 2

Sheldon 111 500 x — 8 8 0

Maurer, Allbright (5) and Sowers; Higgins and Davis. W — Higgins. L — Maurer (5-1). 2B — NM: Sowers. HR — S: Higgins 2.

SECOND GAME

North Medford 202 001 0 — 5 12 2

Sheldon 003 000 0 — 3 5 0

Shipley, Allbright (7) and Sowers; Manley, Kayser (3) and Davis. W — Shipley (6-1). L — Manley. Sv — Allbright (2). 2B — NM: Wolfe, Bradshaw, Sowers, Cokenour.

SOUTH MEDFORD 4-0, ROSEBURG 3-16 — South Medford used a big fourth inning in the first game and solid pitching from Isaac Rolie to come from behind and beat Roseburg before getting trounced in the nightcap at Harry & David Field.

The Panthers' Brandon Dollarhide scored the eventual winning run in the bottom of the fifth on a single by Bo Walker.

With the bases loaded in the fourth, South's Jordan Lundgren hit a two-run double followed by a game-tying fielder's choice from Max Britton, which scored Rolie.

In Game 2, Dakota Cavens threw a two-hitter for the Indians. The game went just five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.

With a hit in each game, Walker extended his hitting streak to 17 games for the Panthers (11-7, 4-2 SWC).

FIRST GAME

Roseburg 021 000 0 — 3 9 2

South Medford 000 310 x — 4 6 1

Thomson and Guthrie; Rolie and Reordan. W — Rolie (3-2). L — Thomson. 2B — SM: Lundgren.

SECOND GAME

Roseburg 021 58 — 16 11 0

South Medford 000 00 — 0 2 5

Cavens and Ampi; Britton, Dollarhide (4), Pearson (5) and Reordan, Fitzsimmons (5). W — Cavens. L — Britton (4-2). 2B — R: Ampi, Davis. 3B — R: Huff.

SOUTH EUGENE 9-13, GRANTS PASS 5-4 — At Eugene, Mike Healey went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and Gus Craig and Garrett Chappell also had two hits apiece to lead South Eugene in the first game of a doubleheader sweep at Civic Stadium.

In Game 2, Craig went 2-for-3 with a two-run triple in a five-run fifth inning. Chris Becker had two hits and drove in three runs and Jake Neel hit a solo home run in the sixth inning for the Axemen (8-8, 2-4 SWC). Brad Hudson allowed four hits in 61/3 innings of relief to earn the victory.

FIRST GAME

Grants Pass 130 100 0 — 5 8 0

South Eugene 103 041 x — 9 11 2

Spencer, Madrigal (4), Drury (5), Barrett (6) and Brown; Chappell, Hudson (7) and Wolf. 2B — GP: Dean; SE: Chappell, Mallory. HR — SE: Healey.

SECOND GAME

Grants Pass 300 100 0 — 4 4 0

South Eugene 210 451 x — 13 8 0

Dean, Barrett (4), Stewart (6) and Merritt; Ward, Hudson (1) and Larson. 2B — SE: Healey, Larson. 3B — SE: Craig. HR — SE: Neel.

Southern Sky Conference

CRATER 6-13, MAZAMA 5-7 — At Central Point, Bryce Crawford had two hits in each game, driving in four runs in Game 2, to help Crater earn the sweep at Anhorn Field.

Haden Bighouse combined to go 5-for-7 and had two RBIs in the nightcap, while Derek Cartwright had a key two-run single in the opener and Christian Massey added a pair of RBIs in Game 1.

Massey added three hits and two RBIs in Game 2, with Craig Kathol, Andrew Tracy and Cartwright also notching two hits for the Comets (11-7, 6-2 SSC).

FIRST GAME

Mazama 000 210 2 — 5 10 1

Crater 100 221 x — 6 9 2

Reinhard and A. McDaniel; Kathol and Fahndrich. W — Kathol (4-2). L — Reinhard. 2B — C: Crawford, Kathol, Bighouse. 3B — M: A. McDaniel.

SECOND GAME

Mazama 000 241 0 — 7 9 3

Crater 201 532 x — 13 14 3

Beckman, Smith (5), Howard (6) and Reinhard; Zelecki, Morgan (5) and Kathol. W — Zelecki (2-0). L — Beckman. 2B — M: N. McDaniel, Reinhard; C: Bighouse. HR — M: Beckman.

EAGLE POINT 9-2, KLAMATH UNION 2-6 — At Klamath Falls, Wade McCready pitched a six-hitter to lead Eagle Point in the SSC opener.

Dwight McLaughlin had two hits and two RBIs for the Eagles (7-8, 4-4 SSC). Brian Hodgkins, Tim Zomerdyk and Brian Smith each had two hits.

FIRST GAME

Eagle Point 003 030 3 — 9 10 0

Klamath Union 000 001 1 — 2 6 7

McCready and Hodgkins; White, Coleman (7) and Clair. W — McCready. L — White. 3B — EP: Tuttle, Smith; KU: Brown, Clair.

SECOND GAME

Eagle Point 200 000 0 — 2 2 1

Klamath Union 040 101 x — 6 8 1

B. Zomerdyk and Hodgkins; Chavarria and White. W — Chavarria. L — B. Zomerdyk. 2B — KU: Whisler, Bell. 3B — KU: Bell. HR — KU: Young.

ASHLAND 33-10, MARSHFIELD 0-0 — At Coos Bay, Ashland pounded 14 extra-base hits in the opener, including two triples and a double by Nick Hall, who was 5-for-7 with six RBIs and two runs to start the nonconference doubleheader.

Also in Game 1, Hayden Miller was 4-for-5 with six RBIs and four runs for the Grizzlies (14-3). Luke Baldrica was 4-for-6 with three runs and three RBIs. Ethan Schlecht and Ian Kendall each added three hits. Schlecht had four runs and four RBIs, and Kendall had five runs and two RBIs.

In Game 2, Lewis Sebrell was 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Hall and Charlie Sebrell each had two hits.

FIRST GAME

Ashland 483 (14)4 — 33 27 1

Marshfield 000 00 — 0 2 4

Tygerson, Miller (4) and L. Sebrell; Lilly, Canevari (1), Messinger (3), Riddle (4), Thrall (4) and Dew. W — Tygerson (4-1). L — Lilly. 2B — A: Hall, L. Sebrell, Tygerson, Kendall, Schlecht, Baldrica 2, Miller 3. 3B — A: Hall 2. HR — A: Tygerson, Miller.

SECOND GAME

Ashland 012 52 — 10 13 1

Marshfield 000 00 — 0 2 2

Stone and Hegdahl; Van Pullian, Rowley (5) and Dew. W — Stone (2-0). L — Van Pullian. 2B — A: L. Sebrell, Baldrica; M: Graves. HR — A: Kendall, Miller.