TALENT — Phoenix senior pitcher Kirsten Stroud has gotten her softball team off to a hot start.

TALENT — Phoenix senior pitcher Kirsten Stroud has gotten her softball team off to a hot start.

Stroud picked up two wins on Saturday, one of which was a one-hitter in the opener against Brookings-Harbor, as the Pirates got nonconference wins of 10-0 and 16-4, both in five innings, at Hagler-James Field.

"We came out and had a lot of energy, and Stroud got us going," said Phoenix coach Brent Barry. "She's throwing strikes, playing her defense and she's getting timely outs. It seems like everytime there's someone in scoring position, she makes an out."

Stroud only surrendered a single in the fifth inning of Game 1. She also tossed six strikeouts and didn't issue a walk.

She was also the beneficiary of Brookings-Harbor's rough day inside the circle. The Bruins allowed just four hits — only one was for an extra base — but walked 13 batters.

Adrienne Engle's two-run single in the fourth inning led to a six-run frame for the Pirates.

In Game 2, the Pirate bats generated 15 runs over the first two innings.

Stroud pitched two quality innings before handing the ball over to freshman Delanie Tally. Tally allowed three runs — only two were earned — but settled down, striking out seven batters in only three innnings of work on her birthday.

McKenzie Welburn went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs — three coming on a a bases-clearing triple during the Pirates' 11-run second inning.

Engle added a two-run triple in the frame and was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Kourtney Scoggins and Chandler Tally scored three runs apiece.

FIRST GAME

Brookings-Harbor 000 00 — 0 1 3

Phoenix 020 62 — 10 4 2

Meier, Beckley (3), Young (4) and Gardner; Stroud and Peery. W — Stroud (3-0). L — Meier. 2B — P: Welburn.

SECOND GAME

Brookings-Harbor 102 10 — 4 2 2

Phoenix 4(11)0 1x — 16 13 1

Freeman, Young (2), Meier (2) and Gardner; Stroud, D. Tally (3) and Peery. W — Stroud (4-0). L — Freeman. 2B — P: C. Tally, Welburn. 3B — P: Welburn, Engle.

GRANTS PASS 11-24, BARLOW 0-1 — At Grants Pass, Grants Pass ace Morgan Barnes threw her second consecutive no-hitter in a sweep of Barlow. She walked three and fanned nine in five innings of work in the opener.

Rashaun Sells nailed a two-run home run in the fourth inning for the Cavers (4-0), while Tara Glover and D Jantzer each finished with two hits. Glover also scored three runs and stole two bases.

Jantzer pitched solid in Game 2 for the Cavers. She allowed one earned run on five hits and struck out four.

Barnes drove in five runs and scored a pair of runs on a 3-for-3 effort. Glover was also 3-for-3 with four runs scored and drove in three.

Tia Misfeldt hit her second homer of the year, a three-run shot, during the Cavers' nine-run third inning.

GP's Hannah Fischer also finished with three hits and scored three runs.

FIRST GAME

Barlow 000 00 — 0 0 2

Grants Pass 410 6x — 11 10 1

Hunt, Reipma (2) and Evans; Barnes and Misfeldt. W — Barnes (2-0). L — Hunt. 2B — GP: Misfeldt. HR — GP: Sells.

SECOND GAME

Barlow 000 10 — 1 5 2

Grants Pass 959 1x — 24 22 2

Carpenter, Hunt (3) and Evans; Jantzer and Misfeldt. W — Jantzer (2-0). L — Carpenter. 2B — GP: Glover, Barnes, Glaeser. HR — GP: Misfeldt.

ASHLAND SPLITS — At Yreka, Calif., Ashland's Nicole Lehman picked up a pitching victory in her first appearance of the year in a 5-4 win over Del Norte and added a pair of hits and one run scored in a 7-1 loss to Yreka in the Yreka Tournament.

Kaylin McAnany had a two-run single in the seventh and Langlie Cooley added an RBI groundout to put Ashland (1-3) on top of Del Norte. Rose Marston and Lizzy Scott also drove in runs in the first inning.

Ashland 200 000 3 — 5 5 1

Del Norte 201 000 1 — 4 5 2

Lehman and Scott; Davis, Ridgley (6) and Lesina. W — Lehman (1-0). L — Ridgley. 2B — DN: Nelson. 3B — DN: Lesina.

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Ashland 100 000 — 1 5 3

Yreka 230 002 — 7 6 3

Williams and Lehman, Scott (5); Lines, Franklin (6) and Franklin, Lines (6). W — Lines. L — Williams (0-3). 2B — A: Lehman; Y: Pellzzer, Linber. HR — Y: Lines.

MAZAMA 5-9, NORTH VALLEY 2-3 — At Klamath Falls, North Valley never hit its stride offensively and Mazama took advantage, sweeping the Knights in the nonconference twinbill.

Kendra Peckham accounted for the Knights' lone hit in the opening game, a single in the fourth inning. She also stole two bases and scored on a fielder's choice.

In the nightcap, the Vikings scored five runs in the opening frame and never looked back.

Peckham and Cami Million had two hits apiece for the Knights (0-4).

FIRST GAME

North Valley 000 200 0 — 2 1 2

Mazama 122 000 0 — 5 5 0

Aaron and Peckham; Valenta and Bollie. W — Valenta. L — Aaron (0-2). 2B — M: Bollie. 3B — M: Grigsby.

SECOND GAME

North Valley 001 020 0 — 3 5 3

Mazama 500 202 x — 9 7 1

Pavlich and Peckham; Grigsby and Hamilton. W — Grigsby. L — Pavlich (0-2). 2B — NV: Peckham. 3B — M: Pinner.

ELMIRA 21-18, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0-1 — At Elmira, Thea Barker-Cortrecht drove in Kayla Young on a fielder's choice in the fourth inning of Game 2 for Illinois Valley (0-3). Cindy Moore had the Cougars' only hit in their opener.

FIRST GAME

Illinois Valley 000 — 0 1 9

Elmira 9(10)2 — 21 6 0

SECOND GAME

Ilinois Valley 000 10 — 1 4 6

Elmira 321 (12)x — 18 12 0

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 8, SANTIAM CHRISTIAN 2 — Haley Casebier had two RBIs and scored two runs and pitcher Jasmine Gomez gave up one walk and four hits in Cascade Christian's nonconference win.

The Challengers (2-1) poured on the runs early, scoring three in the first and four in the third.

Santiam Christian 100 001 0 — 2 4 3

Cascade Christian 314 000 x — 8 5 0

BANDON 3-16, ST. MARY'S 0-10 — St. Mary's pitcher Allison Hass allowed four hits and struck out 13 in an opening-game loss at U.S. Cellular Community Park. Hass reached base four times on a walk and was hit by a pitch the other three.

In Game 2, Hass and Hayley Tyus each collected three hits and two RBIs. Risa Piper belted a run-scoring triple in the second inning for the Crusaders (1-2)

FIRST GAME

Bandon 000 100 2 — 3 4 0

St. Mary's 000 000 0 — 0 5 3

Hein and Smith; Hass and Shammel. W — Hein. L — Hass (0-1). 2B — B: Garrett. 3B — B: O'Grady.

SECOND GAME

Bandon 324 610 0 — 16 5 1

St. Mary's 332 110 0 — 10 12 8

Garrett and Smith; Tyus, Hass (5) and Shammel. W — Garrett. L — Tyus (1-1). 2B — B: Smith; SM: Hass 2. 3B — SM: Piper.