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North Medford Softball Tourney

Tornado opens with pair of shutouts

The North Medford girls softball team opened its season in impressive fashion by shutting out Wilson 9-0 and Central Catholic 4-0 on Wednesday in the North Medford Invitational Tournament at Fagone Field.

In North's first game of the day, pitcher Tracy Bealer fired a one-hit shutout as North cruised past Wilson.

Jill Rutter and Magumi Hackett both had two hits in three at-bats for North. Missy Coe's three-run single in the fifth inning highlighted a four-run rally as North took a 7-0 lead.

Steph Adams had a two-run single for North in the third.

In its win over Central Catholic, pitcher Taysha Anderson and freshman reliever Stephanie Coe handcuffed the visiting ram on a two-hitter.

Coe, who entered the contest in the sixth inning, retired all six batters she faced.

Adams led the Black Tornado with two hits, while Jenny Close and Jamie Ryder each had an RBI.

Wilson ............................................000 000 -- 0 — 1

North Medford.............................. 003 042 X -- 9 8 0

Imhoff, Pierce (5) and Eastman. Bealer and M. Coe. W -- Bealer. L -- Imhoff. 2B -- W: Mathes.

Central Catholic ...........................000 000 0 -- 0 2 3

North Medford ..............................110 101 x -- 4 7 1

Steenson and Stark; Anderson, S. Coe (6) and M. Coe. W -- Anderson (1-0). L -- Steenson.

CRATER LOSES TWO -- At Central Point, Crater opened its season against two of the better teams in the state and didn't fare too well.

The Comets dropped an 8-0 decision to Westview, then were defeated by North Eugene 3-2.

Westview pitchers Kristen Hunter and Emily Lister combined for a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts.

Hunter has signed to play for Fresno State next season.

Sarah Thomson staked the Wildcats to the early lead with a two-run homer in the first.

Crater starting pitcher Andrea Perdue didn't help her cause with four hit batters and two walks in 4 1/2 innings.

Against North Eugene, Crater bunched four of its six hits in the second inning that led to two runs. Jackie Gentile opened the frame with a single, Kiley Nixon singled and Katie Webster's infield hit tied the game at 1-1. Kara Ray's RBI double gave the Comets a brief lead.

Connie McMurrin smacked a two-run double in the fourth to score the tying and winning run.

McMurrin recorded the victory with three shutout innings of relief.

Crater .............................................000 00 -- 0 0 1

Westview .......................................401 03 -- 8 6 1

Perdue, Perry (5) and Lammon; Hunter, Lister (3) and Amtheis. W -- Hunter. L -- Perdue. 2B -- W: Hunter, Reiner, Applegate. HR -- W: Thomson.

North Eugene ..............................010 200 0 -- — 6 0

Crater .............................................020 000 0 -- 2 6 1

Christiansen, McMurrin (5) and Bird; Ray and Sinks. W -- Christiansen. L -- Ray. 2B -- NE: McMurrin.

WESTVIEW WINS -- Westview's Kristen Hunter and North Eugene's Connie McMurren hooked up in a 2-1 pitching duel that was decided by two North Eugene throwing errors in the seventh inning.

Hunter struck out 13 batters, while Hunter fanned 12.

Westview........................................ 000 000 2 -- 2 4 0

North Eugene ................................000 000 — -- — 2 4

Hunter and Matheis; McMurren and Bird. W -- Hunter. L -- McMurren. 2B -- W: Hunter.