KLAMATH FALLS — Eagle Point opened its softball season in impressive fashion Tuesday.
Megan Ayres pitched a one-hit shutout and the Eagles collected 19 hits en route to a 22-0, five-inning nonconference victory against host Mazama.
Ayres, a senior, struck out 14 and added three hits, including a home run, and five RBIs.
But it was Eagle Point freshman Riley Shopp who paced the offense with four doubles and eight RBIs. The Eagles (1-0) got two hits apiece from Gillian Willis, Samantha Thompson and Miyah Smith.
Ayres and Thompson; Lotpeich, Montieph and Melville. W — Ayres (1-0). L — Lotpeich. 2B — EP: Shopp 4, Ayres 2, Wood; M: Yancey. HR – EP: Ayres
ROSEBURG 9, CRATER 8: At Central Point, Maria Bacigalupo was 3-for-4 with a grand slam in a seven-run sixth inning to lift Roseburg to the nonconference win.
The Indians’ junior had five RBIs.
Crater (0-1) scored four in the sixth to pull within 8-7.
The Comets’ Grace Hilton was 3-for-4, and Hannah Joseph and Kaila Lee each had two hits.
Blevins and Bergmann; Wagner, Joseph (6) and Harris, Sanderson (6). W — Blevins. L — Wagner (0-1). 2B — R: Carlyle, Ladd, Bacigalupo; C: Lee, Joseph. 3B — C: Mullane. HR — R: Bacigalupo.
ROGUE RIVER 20, RIDDLE 2, 5 inn.: At Rogue River, senior pitcher Alyssa Sands had a strong outing and Rogue River capitalized on 13 walks and seven hit batters in the five-inning nonconference season-opener.
Sands (1-0) struck out six, walked two and allowed two hits in going the distance. Sands also had two RBIs on a sacrifice fly and a hit by pitch.
Sarah Smith went 1-for-1 with four RBIs to lead the Chieftains, and Jillian Steinbrook rapped an RBI double.
Timm, Langdan (3) and K. Reeder; Sands and Cullotta. W — Sands (1-0). L — Timm. 2B — RR: Steinbrook.
EAGLE POINT 10, MAZAMA 6: At Eagle Point, Nate Page’s two-run homer highlighted a seven-run sixth inning for Eagle Point in the nonconference victory at The Yard.
The Eagles (1-0) used five hits, a walk and an error to put up the seven runs.
Senior pitcher Coldin Shopp struck out eight in 4 ⅔ innings but did not get the decision.
Trae Perkins went 3-for-3 with two runs and one RBI for the Eagles. Jacoby Jackson added two hits, including a leadoff triple in the sixth, and scored one run.Tanner Jostad walked three times, stole three bases and scored two runs for Eagle Point.
Hampson, Mevey (4), Smigaj (4) and Aho; Shopp, Johnson (5), Marsh (7), Nielsen (7) and Little. W — Johnson (1-0). L — Smigaj. 2B — M: Hampson; EP: Perkins. 3B — EP: Jackson. HR — EP: Na. Page.
ROGUE RIVER 7, RIDDLE 6: At Rogue River, Derek Pratt scored on a safety squeeze by Jose Chavez in the bottom of the seventh inning as Rogue River won the nonleague opener.
Pratt was hit by a pitch and stole two bases before scoring with no outs.
The Chieftains trailed 5-0 entering their half of the fourth before rallying.
Chavez had two hits.
Track and Field
CRUSADER RELAYS: North Valley swept the boys and girls team titles in the 12-school event at St. Mary’s High.
The St. Mary’s boys finished third and the girls fourth.
St. Mary’s captured the boys and girls 4x400-meter relay.
The Crusader boys posted a time of 3 minutes, 54.5 seconds with a team of Ben Martin, Justin Silsbee, Gavin Rajagopal and Jake Seig.
In girls, the St. Mary’s team of Emma Bennion, Summer Keating, Aessa Catt and Sophia Pastrano ran 4:21.5.
Bennion finished second in the 2,000 steeplechase in 7:28.
ST. MARY’S 5, HIDDEN VALLEY 3: At Grants Pass, Pratheev Weerakoon won the No. 1 singles in straight sets to lead St. Mary’s to the victory at Portola Park.
The Crusaders posted two victories in singles and two in doubles. An injury default in No. 1 doubles proved to be the decisive win for St. Mary’s.
Weerakoon defeated Hidden Valley’s Jake McCafferty, 6-0, 6-0, and in No. 2 singles Panku Lam of St. Mary’s registered a 6-1, 6-4 win against Karl Gurlani.
NORTH WINS: At Bandon, North Medford claimed the Bandon Dunes Marshfield Invitational Monday, beating West Albany in a playoff.
Both teams had a score of 439 in windy, rainy conditions. Dana Jung led the Black Tornado with an 88. Her teammates were Carli Brousseau (111), Whitney Breeze (118) and Ellysa Rudy (122).