CENTRAL POINT — As two of the Midwestern League’s top baseball teams collided Saturday, the Crater baseball came out swinging in the opener but fell victim to a big inning by Thurston in Game 2 of the doubleheader at Anhorn Field.

Jacob Memmott not only picked up the win on the mound in Game 1 but keyed the Comets’ five-run first inning, setting the tone for Crater’s 10-5 victory. Thurston, however, won the nightcap 10-4 to force a split in the twin bill.

Memmott’s two-run single was one of the Comets’ four hits in the opening outburst.

Crater’s Larson Kindreich finished 3-for-5 and Nick Bastendorff 2-for-3, each with one run and one RBI. Blake Hollingsworth was 2-for-5 with two runs scored.

With Game 2 deadlocked at 3-all in the fifth inning, Thurston’s Cade Crist came up with an RBI double that gave the Colts (9-5, 8-1 MWL) the lead for good before a six-run sixth inning put the contest out of reach for the Comets (11-3, 7-2).

Kindreich went 2-for-3 with a run scored.

FIRST GAME

Thurston 100 040 0 — 5 11 1

Crater 500 122 x — 10 10 3

Burke, Travelstead (3), Shafer (6), Duran (6) and Crist; Memmott, Scott (5) and Gilliland. W — Memmott (5-0). L — Burke. 2B — T: Elliott; C: Kindreich, Bastendorff, Williams. HR — T: Stedman.

SECOND GAME

Thurston 020 116 0 — 10 14 1

Crater 120 000 1 — 4 7 2

Fisher, Duran (7) and Burke; Kindreich, Scott (3), Frodge (5), Hollingsworth (6) and Lawrence. W — Fisher. L — Scott (1-1). 2B — T: Francis, Fisher, Duran, Elliott, Crist 2; C: Kindreich. 3B — T: Crist.

GRANTS PASS 10-3, SOUTH EUGENE 0-2: At Grants Pass, Tyler Rund homered twice in the opener and scattered six hits in the nightcap to help Grants Pass snap a six-game losing streak and earned its first two Southwest Conference wins of the season.

Rund had a two-run home run in the first inning of Game 1 and a three-run home run in the third to finish 2-for-5 with two runs and five RBIs for Grants Pass (5-10, 2-5 SWC). Cade King went the distance in the five-inning opener, allowing two hits with three strikeouts and no walks.

In Game 2, Rund struck out eight, walked three and allowed one earned run on six hits. Matt Knight and Sean Tobin had second-inning RBIs, and Jake Henricks brought home the eventual winning run in the third with an RBI triple for the Cavemen.

For South Eugene (9-8, 4-5), Bryce Boettcher and Olias Laughlin each had two hits in Game 2.

FIRST GAME

South Eugene 000 00 — 0 2 0

Grants Pass 250 03 — 10 7 0

Miller, Laughlin (3) and Brown; King and Dinkel. W — King (2-2). L — Miller. 2B — GP: Bellum. HR — GP: Rund 2 (5).

SECOND GAME

South Eugene 001 100 0 — 2 6 2

Grants Pass 021 000 x — 3 4 1

Vidal, McIrvin (5) and Brown; Rund and Dinkel. W — Rund (3-0). L — Vidal. 2B — SE: Boettcher. 3B — GP: Henricks.

CHURCHILL 1-3, EAGLE POINT 0-6: At Eugene, after Churchill outlasted Eagle Point in a 10-inning opener, Dylan Marsh and the Eagles responded by salvaging a split in the Midwestern League doubleheader.

With the score knotted 2-all and the bases loaded in Game 2, Marsh came up with a go-ahead two-run double during the Eagles’ three-run sixth inning.

Marsh also picked up the win on the mound, striking out eight over six innings. He allowed three runs — two earned — on five hits and two walks. Justin Pugh went 2-for-4 with a run for the Eagles (6-6, 5-4 MWL).

In Game 1, Eagle Point’s Andrew Schreiner lasted nine scoreless innings on the mound, fanning five and yielding four hits and three walks.

The Eagles had runners aboard in the eighth and ninth innings but were unable to get any across.

FIRST GAME

Eagle Point 000 000 000 0 — 0 2 0

Churchill 000 000 000 1 — 1 5 2

Schreiner, Blevins (10) and Alves; Lund, Wilkinson (8) and Jones. W — Wilkinson. L — Blevins. 2B — C: Wilkinson.

SECOND GAME

Eagle Point 201 003 0 — 6 5 3

Churchill 110 100 0 — 3 8 4

Dy. Marsh, Gaudern (7) and Alves; Groves, Lydon (4) and Jones. W — Dy. Marsh (2-1). L — Lydon. 2B — EP: Dy. Marsh.

NORTH EUGENE 7-9, ASHLAND 6-2: At Eugene, North Eugene’s Tyler Lara hit a walk-off single to drive in the tying and winning runs with one out in the seventh inning of Game 1, and Drew Williams tossed a complete game in the nightcap as the Highlanders swept the Midwestern League doubleheader.

Ashland led 6-5 entering the seventh but Grant Froehlich singled and Sam Sterner and Charlie Dalton both walked to bring up Lara, who singled to left against reliever Nick Buccino to give the Highlanders (2-10, 1-6 MWL) the comeback victory.

Buccino went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, Rowan Amman 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Luke Brown 2-for-4 to pace Ashland (0-9, 0-7).

In the second game, Evan McLennan went 2-for-4 to lead the Grizzlies.

FIRST GAME

Ashland 004 020 0 — 6 7 2

North Eugene 121 001 2 — 7 7 3

Evans, Amman (4), Westrick (7), Buccino (7) and Brown; Froehlich, Wicks (5) and Sterner. W — Wicks. L — Buccino. 2B — A: Buccino; NE: Parks.

SECOND GAME

Ashland 000 010 1 — 2 5 1

North Eugene 114 102 x — 9 11 2

Buccino, Nixon (4), Reynolds (6) and Evans; Williams and Sterner. W — Williams. L — Buccino. 2B — A: Brown; NE: Wicks.

PHOENIX 17-10, NORTH VALLEY 0-0: At Talent, Phoenix junior Freedom Martinez and senior Dylan Knudson each pitched five-inning one-hitters to lead the Pirares to a Skyline Conference sweep.

Martinez struck out 10 with no walks in the opener for Phoenix (10-3, 3-0 Skyline), and his only hit allowed came on a first-inning single by Austin Soler.

Knudson struck out nine with three walks in Game 2, allowing only a third-inning single by T.J. Geurin of North Valley (0-12, 0-3).

Chase Courtney was 2-for-4 with three runs, Brennen Watts 2-for-2 with four runs, Kevin Botermans 1-for-2 with three RBIs and Liam Serean 2-for-2 with three RBIs in Game 1 for the Pirates.

In Game 2, Mason Stella went 2-for-2 with one RBI and Watts shifted the tide in the third inning when he reached base and stole second, third and home to put Phoenix up 2-0.

FIRST GAME

North Valley 000 00 — 0 1 3

Phoenix 524 6x — 17 14 0

Wagman, Moore (3), Burke (5) and Soler; Martinez and Merriman. W — Martinez (2-1). L — Wagman. 2B — P: Botermans. 3B — P: Serean.

SECOND GAME

North Valley 000 00 — 0 1 1

Phoenix 011 53 — 10 10 2

Soler, Kersey (5) and Maldanado; Knudson and Serean. W — Knudson (3-0). L — Soler. 2B — P: Bra. Watts. 3B — P: Stella.

ROGUE RIVER 11-6, ST. MARY’S 1-5: At Rogue River, Derek Nelson struck out seven in a three-hit, five-inning shutout in the opener, and Jacob Tambellini went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored in the nightcap as Rogue River swept the Southern Cascade League doubleheader.

Nelson also went 2-for-2 with two RBIs in Game 1, while Cameron Hooker had a two-run triple.

Sophomore catcher Cobey Aldrich had a home run for St. Mary’s (1-6, 0-3 SCL).

In Game 2, Tambellini, Nelson, Henry Black and Jose Chavez had two hits apiece for Rogue River (6-4, 2-0).

St. Mary’s, which scored four runs in the sixth to erase a 3-0 deficit, was led by Nathaniel Thickett, who went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

FIRST GAME

St. Mary’s 000 10 — 1 3 4

Rogue River 317 0x — 11 7 0

Eiler, Dole (4) and Aldrich; Nelson and Tambellini. W — Nelson. L — Eiler. 2B — RR: D. Geiger. 3B — RR: Hooker. HR — SM: Aldrich.

SECOND GAME

St. Mary’s 010 004 0 — 5 4 0

Rogue River 100 301 1 — 6 11 1

Kaeo-Wailehua, Aldrich (7) and Hadley; Tognoni, Black (6) and Tambellini. W — Tognoni. L — Aldrich. 2B — SM: Foster; RR: Chavez.