Phoenix firepower too much for Hidden Valley
MURPHY -- Phoenix flexed its offensive muscles once again in overpowering Hidden Valley with 30 runs to sweep a Skyline Conference baseball doubleheader Friday.
The Pirates used Bobby Dawson's three-run homer in the third to help pull away from the Mustangs for a 12-5 win in the first game.
The two teams were tied in the second game at 9-all heading into the sixth inning before Kyle Kaufman's three-run blast helped Phoenix pull away for an 18-9 win.
With the wins, Phoenix improved to 7-2 overall and 4-1 in conference. Hidden Valley dropped to 4-6 and 1-4.
Although the home run barrage helped put the Pirates on top in both affairs, Phoenix coach Joe Hagler credited another Pirate talent for the opening victory.
We had nine stolen bases for the first game, he said. Being able to run helped us out quite a bit.
Theron Hull swiped four bases in the first game to go with two singles, while Dawson led the hit parade with a 3-for-4 effort and three runs. Tyler McPhee, Travis Dunlap and Andy Bartels each added two hits for Phoenix.
Seth Pietsch went 4-for-5 in the second game for North Valley but it wouldn't be enough as Hull provided four RBIs on 4-for-6 hitting for the Pirates.
Dave Westfall went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs, while Dunlap and Kaufman each had two hits, two runs and three RBIs.
Joel Bath added three hits and two runs for Phoenix, while Landon Rhodes spurred the breakthrough with a two-run single in the sixth that set up Kaufman's big blast.
Phoenix hurt its cause with seven walks and one hit batter in Game 2. Five of those eight players came around to score for the Mustangs.
.............213 042 0 -- 12 14 5 Hidden Valley
.......011 210 0 -- 5 6 4
Tester, Williams (5) and Loper; Hyde, Kennedy (6) and C. Schmidt. W -- Tester (2-0). L -- Hyde. 2B -- P: Bartels, Tyler McPhee; HV: Pietsch. HR -- P: Dawson (4).
.................220 325 4 -- 18 18 — Hidden Valley
.........501 120 0 -- 9 11 5
Dawson, Williams (1), Bartels (4), Westfall (6) and Loper; Steward, Adler (5), Kennedy (7) and Schmidt. W -- Westfall (1-0). L -- Adler. 2B -- P: Hull, Westfall, Kaufman; HV: Pietsch 2. 3B -- P: Bartels; HV: Pietsch. HR -- P: Dunlap (5), Kaufman (1).
HENLEY 9-16, NORTH VALLEY 3-18-- At Klamath Falls, the host Hornets limited North Valley to four hits in winning the opener but couldn't hold down the Knights in Game 2 as North Valley exploded for 15 hits in earning the doubleheader split.
Sam Jarrett drilled a home run for North Valley in both games, supplying five hits and five RBIs in the second game.
Henley had the winning run at the plate in the nightcap, only to have Brandon Keeling force a popup to end the threat.
Scott Butterbaugh had two hits and three RBIs in the second game for North Valley (6-3, 3-2 Skyline), while Luke Godfrey, Jarritt Dewaard and Justin Sullivan each added two hits for the Knights.
..............100 011 0 -- — 4 4 Henley
.....................322 002 x -- 9 10 2
Jarrett, Keeling (6) and Pedersen; Bailey and Pryor. W -- Bailey. L -- Jarrett (1-1). 2B -- H: Pryor, Bailey. HR -- NV: Jarrett (3); H: Kinsman, Stock.
......................000 972 0 -- 18 15 — Henley
..............................171 222 — -- 16 11 2
Studebaker, Dewaard (2), Butterbaugh (2), Keeling (5) and Pedersen; Montgomery, Axel (4), Boshuizen (4), Bailey (5), Conover (5) and Thede. W -- Butterbaugh (2-0). L -- Boshuizen. 2B -- NV: Godfrey, Butterbaugh, Dewaard; H: Conover, Montgomery. 3B -- NV: Jarrett. HR -- NV: Jarrett (4); H: Thede.
PHOENIX 2-19, HIDDEN VALLEY 0-2-- At Talent, Tiffany Ross continued her stellar play as the Pirates swept the Mustangs in Skyline Conference play at Hagler-James Park.
Ross picked up the win in both games, and is 9-1 on the season.
Beth Nikodym set up both Phoenix runs in the first game, slapping a lead-off single in the second and reaching on an error with two outs in the sixth. Megan Capp provided an RBI single for the first run, and Ross added an RBI single in the sixth.
Ross, Sutton Jackson, Michelle McEvoy and Ashley Sims each had three hits in the nightcap for Phoenix (9-1, 4-1 Skyline). Ross drove in four runs, while Jackson had three RBIs, McEvoy had two RBIs and Sims had one RBI.
...............000 000 0 -- 0 — 2 Phoenix
........................010 001 x -- 2 4 1
Roth and Ewan; Ross and Nikodym. W -- Ross (8-1). L -- Roth. 3B -- HV: Roth.
..............100 10 -- 2 — 4 Phoenix
....................357 4x -- 19 16 3
Roth, Sward (4) and Ewan, Hayworth (3); Ross and Nikodym. W -- Ross (9-1). L -- Roth. 2B -- HV: Davis; P: Jackson. 3B -- P: Ross; HV: Highfield.
ROSEBURG TWILIGHT MEET-- At Roseburg, Henley's Carrie Knox won both the 100 and 200 meters in leading a Rogue Valley contingent at the annual Roseburg Twilight Meet.
Knox crossed the line at 12.91 to win the 100 and 26.58 to win the 200, while teammate Janell Spicer won the 400 in a time of 1:03.02.
Megan Cotton of Ashland came out on top in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.15, edging Erin Phillips of Roseburg (16.25).
Kaci Williams of Grants Pass topped Roseburg's Taylor Jones for first place in the shot put, with the Caver going 39 feet, — inches against Jones' 27-1 mark. Jones also finished second in the discus at 111-3.
Roseburg's Jennifer Lint won the triple jump at 34-8 and was fourth in the long jump (16-1) behind Heather Radke of Henley (16-4).
Ashland's Chave Florendo took third in the javelin at 118-3, with Jones placing fourth at 117-8 for Roseburg.
In boys action, Jake Zeliff of Grants Pass won the discus at 166-6 and finished fifth in the shot put at 47-8.
Brian Sniffen took the 3,000 in a time of 9:37.2 for Grants Pass, with Henley's Rob Warnick second at 9:40.8 and Ashland's Chris Faudree third at 9:46.0.
Finishing second for Grants Pass were Parker Lane in the 100 (11.23) and Brian Parmer in the 800 (1:59.13). Ashland's Kass Lane took third in the 800 (2:01.7).
Roseburg's Chris Roberts won the 1,500 in a time of 4:05.7, with Colin Janke of Grants Pass finishing fourth at 4:08.74.
Finishing third for Roseburg was Joe Newton in the discus (148-6), while Nick Amaranthus and Mike Thomson each finished third in the 200 (23.48) and 110 hurdles (15.32), respectively.
Grants Pass won the boys short relay in a time of 43.57 and took third in the long relay (3:29.34).
The Caver girls placed second in the short relay (51.73) and third in the long relay (4:14.34).