TALENT — The drop-off between the top two softball teams in the Skyline Conference proved to be a little more severe than Phoenix had hoped on Saturday at Hagler-James Field.

TALENT — The drop-off between the top two softball teams in the Skyline Conference proved to be a little more severe than Phoenix had hoped on Saturday at Hagler-James Field.

In a matchup of undefeated teams in league play, second-ranked Henley had little trouble dispatching the 10th-ranked Pirates in a doubleheader sweep, 15-0 in six innings and 12-2 in five innings.

Phoenix (14-6, 5-2 Skyline) was hampered by six errors in the opener and four more in Game 2.

Henley's Autumn Wedan struck out 13 and allowed only four hits in the opener, and also was 2-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs to pace the Hornets (13-3, 7-0).

Carlee Storey managed two hits in Game 1 for Phoenix, while Chandler Tally and Danielle Smith each drove in a run in the second inning of Game 2. Kourtney Scoggins also had two hits and one run in the nightcap.

Rylee Carleton tossed a three-hitter in Game 2 for Henley, while Krystal Davis had three doubles and Wedan added two more.

FIRST GAME

Henley 212 046 — 15 14 0

Phoenix 000 000 — 0 4 6

Wedan and Davis; Stroud and Smith. W — Wedan. L — Stroud (12-3). 2B — H: Grant, Prock, Driessen; P: Smith. 3B — H: Wedan.

SECOND GAME

Henley 512 31 — 12 13 2

Phoenix 002 00 — 2 3 4

Carleton and Davis; Lockett and Smith. W — Carleton. L — Lockett (2-2). 2B — H: Davis 3, Wedan 2. 3B — P: Smith.

NORTH VALLEY 15-11, ILLINOIS VALLEY 3-1 — At Cave Junction, Rachel Conard and Jasmine Aaron excelled at the plate and each picked up wins from the circle as North Valley swept Illinois Valley.

Conard went the distance, allowing six hits and striking out eight. She went 2-for-3 with a two-run triple in Game 1.

Aaron went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs, Jeanna Reinhard went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and Cynthia Chase was 2-for-3.

In Game 2, Conard had a two-run homer and a triple.

Morgan Brown went 2-for-3 in both games for the Cougars (3-11, 1-5 Skyline).

FIRST GAME

North Valley 020 3(10) — 15 13 1

Illinois Valley 201 00 — 3 6 5

Conard and Aaron; Brummett and Loyd. W — Conard. L — Brummett (3-6). 2B — NV: Chase, Reinhard, Million. 3B — NV: Conard.

SECOND GAME

North Valley 242 12 — 11 7 1

Illinois Valley 000 10 — 1 8 4

Aaron and Conard; Huntamer, Brummett (2) and Loyd. W — Aaron. L — Huntamer (0-5). 2B — NV: Chase. 3B — NV: Conard. HR — NV: Conard.

District 4 Softball

PROSPECT 17-8, ST. MARY'S 6-7 — St. Mary's had a difficult time containing the Anderson sisters for Prospect in the District 4 twin bill at St. Mary's High.

Catherine Anderson picked up both wins from the circle for Prospect (4-6 Dist. 4) and had three hits in each game. Keirstyn Anderson drove in three runs in the opener and was 2-for-4 in both contests.

The Crusaders (4-9, 3-8 Dist. 4) received a 2-for-4, three-RBI effort from Liz Pentland in the opener and Rebecca Eccleston went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs.

Pentland went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in the second game.

FIRST GAME

Prospect 003 390 2 — 17 18 4

St. Mary's 112 110 0 — 6 7 7

C. Anderson and K. Anderson; C. Viale and C. Shammel. W — C. Anderson. L — C. Viale (0-2). 2B — P: K. Anderson; SM: Pentland. 3B — P: C. Anderson.

SECOND GAME

Prospect 203 110 1 — 8 10 2

St. Mary's 402 100 0 — 7 10 2

C. Anderson and K. Anderson; Eccleston and Shammel. W — C. Anderson. L — Eccleston (0-1). HR — SM: Pentland.

LOST RIVER 11-7, BUTTE FALLS 9-8 — At Prospect, Yolanda Ramirez's two-out RBI single scored what proved to be the winning run in the second game as Butte Falls salvaged a split.

In Game 2, Butte Falls (10-5, 6-5 Dist. 4) broke a 5-all tie with three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Cheyanna Kirkpatrick got the rally going by reaching base on an error. Jessica Driskell followed with a ground-rule double and Beth Sutfin hit a two-run single. Sutfin eventually scored on Ramirez's single.

In the opener, the Loggers were paced by Sutfin with two hits and three RBIs. Mariah Moore and Aarika Stephens both had three hits and Kirkpatrick and Allie Givens added two hits apiece for Butte Falls.

FIRST GAME

Lost River 801 000 2 — 11 9 1

Butte Falls 301 100 4 — 9 15 3

Reid, O'Connor (5) and Gresser; Driskell and Givens. W — Reid. W — Driskell (4-2). 2B — LR: Miles; BF: Sutfin, Givens.

SECOND GAME

Lost River 311 000 2 — 7 11 5

Butte Falls 003 203 x — 8 7 6

O'Connor and Gresser; Stephens and Kirkpatrick. W — Stephens (4-2). L — O'Connor. 2B — LR: Ireland, Reid; BF: Kirkpatrick, Driskell.

Skyline Baseball

PHOENIX 8-3, HENLEY 4-6 — At Klamath Falls, pitcher Jordan Decker tossed a complete game and provided the offensive punch in an opening-game victory for Phoenix.

Decker (6-1) struck out nine and allowed two earned runs. The senior also went 3-for-3 to pace the Pirates' 13-hit attack. Decker provided an RBI single in the fourth and a solo home run in the seventh.

The Pirates (13-6, 5-2 Skyline) received two hits and one RBI apiece from Skyler Reagan, Justin Bohn and John Florey.

In Game 2, Henley scored three runs in the fourth inning on three hits and two errors to break a 2-2 tie.

Florey had three hits and two RBIs and Bohn added two hits and scored twice in the nightcap.

FIRST GAME

Phoenix 102 121 1 — 8 13 2

Henley 002 000 2 — 4 7 4

Decker and Kaufman; Cullen, Bigby (6) and Hawkins. W — Decker (6-1). L — Cullen. 2B — P: Decker, Florey; H: Patzke. HR — P: Decker.

SECOND GAME

Phoenix 101 010 0 — 3 8 4

Henley 200 310 x — 6 10 3

Kaufman, Ralls (4), Treadway (5) and Davis, Kaufman (4); Lupinski and Hawkins. W — Lupinski. L — Kaufman (1-4). 2B — P: Florey 2; H: Hawkins. HR — H: Swan.

District 5 Baseball

NORTH LAKE 8-2, ST. MARY'S 6-3 — Hitless through seven innings, St. Mary's came up with two in the nightcap to save a split with North Lake in a District 5 doubleheader.

After Juan Ramirez's leadoff triple for the Crusaders (6-7, 5-3 Dist. 5), Cooper Sherwin singled in the winning run to spoil Mark McCord and Preston Fivecoat's bid for a combined no-hitter.

Austin Schrader allowed two runs — one earned — and fired 10 strikeouts in seven innings for the Cruaders. Mike Brimble pitched the eighth inning to pick up the victory.

In the opener, North Lake used a five-run second inning to pull away.

The Crusaders' Brad Herrman was 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBIs. Ramirez and Andrew King were also 2-for-3.

FIRST GAME

North Lake 050 300 0 — 8 5 2

St. Mary's 000 301 2 — 6 7 3

Gordon and Short; Herrman, Brimble (7) and Hoffman. W — Gordon. L — Herrman (2-3). 2B — NL: McCord; SM: Keene, Herrman. 3B — SM: Herrman.

SECOND GAME

North Lake 000 110 00 — 2 8 5

St. Mary's 000 200 01 — 3 2 5

McCord, Fivecoat (5) and Short; Schrader, Brimble (8) and Hoffman. W — Brimble (1-2). L — Fivecoat. 2B — NL: Short. 3B — SM: Ramirez.

BUTTE FALLS 11-5, LOST RIVER 4-21 — At Butte Falls, Quinten Weaver rallied Butte Falls in the opener with a three-run double in the fifth inning and finished with four RBIs as the Loggers split the District 5 twin bill.

Josh McGonagle went 2-for-4 and added three RBIs in Game 1 for Butte Falls (2-8 Dist. 5).

Lost River pulled away in Game 2 behind seven runs in the first inning and 10 more in the third.

McGonagle was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Chase Ellis was 2-for-3 in the nightcap.

FIRST GAME

Lost River 301 000 0 — 7 4 4

Butte Falls 003 260 x — 9 11 4

Young, Sanchez (5) and Ireland; Myers and Casillas. W — Myers (2-5). L — Young. 2B — LR: Kirkpatrick, Grounde; BF: Weaver. 3B — BF: McGonagle.

SECOND GAME

Lost River 70(10) 22 — 21 16 5

Butte Falls 110 30 — 5 5 3

Hickey and Ireland; Adams, Sutfin (3), Weaver (5) and Myers, Casillas (4). W — Hickey. L — Adams. 2B — LR: Kirkpatrick 3; BF: McGonagle. 3B — BF: McGonagle. HR — LR: Sunseth.