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Late comebacks swing both ways for Phoenix

The Phoenix High baseball team mounted a dramatic rally to defeat Corvallis in its opening game of the second annual Asante Diamond Classic at Miles Field on Tuesday, but the Pirates were victimized in the same fashion against Barlow later in the day.

Phoenix defeated Corvallis 8-5, but Barlow of Gresham ruined the Pirates chances for a second straight win by knocking off Phoenix 8-7 in the fourth game of the six-team tournament.

Against Corvallis, the Pirates erased a 5-1 deficit in the seventh inning by scoring eight runs. Phoenix sent 13 batters to the plate and collected eight hits during the game-winning rally.

Knute Parent's three-run double broke a 5-5 tie. Tanner Brink had a two-run single earlier in the inning.

Phoenix took a 7-4 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning against Barlow, but the Bruins won the game when Ryan Kruse smacked a one-out, bases-loaded fly ball over center fielder Ray Castillo's head to break a 7-7 tie.

Robert Bourland, who pitched four shutout innings to pick up the victory, tied the game in the final frame with a RBI single.

Phoenix scored three runs in the first inning on only one hit, an RBI single by Aaron Hull. Then the Pirates upped their lead to 7-1 with four runs in the third. Drew Pierson's bases-loaded double scored three runs to highlight the outburst.

The tournament resumes today at Miles Field with five games scheduled beginning at 10 a.m.

Phoenix..................................... 000 001 8 -- 9 14 1

Corvallis ....................................202 100 0 -- 5 9 2

Weisner, Tester (6), Westfall (7) and Parent; TenPas, Waller (7) and Steele. W -- Tester. L -- Waller. 2B -- P: A. Hull, Parent; C: Waller, Steele. 3B -- C: Gustafson.

Phoenix .....................................304 000 0 -- 7 5 2

Barlow........................................ 102 100 4 -- 8 8 1

Pierson, Westfall (5) and Parent; Terveen, Bourland (4) and Echternoch. W -- Bourland. L -- Westfall. 2B -- P: A. Hull, Pierson; B: Bourland, Kruse.

BARLOW 14, SOUTH MEDFORD 6 -- Evan Rhea went 4-for-4 with four RBIs, including a three-run homer off the scoreboard in the fourth inning for Barlow.

For South Medford, Travis DeManby and Graham Foster each had two hits and two RBIs.

South Medford ...........................03 101 0 -- 6 12 5

Barlow ........................................005 801 x -- 14 11 3

Tompkins, Brickey (4), Conklin (4), Hanson (6) and Shine; Burres, Redmon (5) and Echternoch. W -- Burres. L -- Tompkins. 2B -- SM: Conklin, Foster; B: Burres. HR -- B: Rhea.

JESUIT 5, NORTH MEDFORD 0 -- Jesuit right-hander Mike Gatlin handcuffed North on only two hits through six innings.

Black Tornado starting pitcher K.C. Rumrey (0-1) went the distance and recorded 10 strikeouts, but North faltered in the field with five errors. Rumrey allowed just one earned run.

North's only threat against Gatlin came in the third inning when Evan Gordon and Steve DeClerck singled and Rumrey walked to load the bases with two outs. Gatlin got out of the jam when he got Jason Brownell to pop up second base.

Rumrey struck out the side in the third inning, but the Crusaders pushed across three runs on one hit.

North Medford's game with South Medford scheduled for Tuesday was pushed back to 6 p.m. today.

North Medford ...............................000 000 0 -- 0 2 5

Jesuit..............................................003 200 x -- 5 — 0

Rumrey and Forsloff; Gatlin, Schlegel (7) and Graham. W -- Gatlin. L -- Rumrey (0-1). 2B -- J: Schnabel.