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Hyde helps Hidden Valley to split with Mustangs

MURPHY - Scott Hyde has made a habit of baffling Skyline Conference baseball opponents this season.

On Saturday, the Hidden Valley hurler took it to another level in an effort to help the Mustangs to their first-ever state-playoff appearance.

Hyde earned his seventh victory of the season, tossing a no-hitter in a complete-game 4-2, Game — win for the Mustangs.

The Cougars grabbed the win in the nightcap, 8-4.

The senior right-hander Hyde didn't dominate in the strikeout column, fanning only four, but kept the ball down and forced Illinois Valley to put the ball in play.

"He did a great job," said Hidden Valley coach Mark Vidlak said. "He kept them off balance the whole game and they (Illinois Valley) didn't really threaten, besides the two unearned runs."

Troy Beard blasted his fourth home run of the year, a two-run shot in the first inning, and Calvin Schmidt added two hits for the Mustangs.

With a win in Game 2, Hidden Valley (15-5, 12-5 Skyline) could have dethroned Henley, who dropped a doubleheader to Mazama, as the top dog in the Skyline Conference standings.

Illinois Valley, however, pounded out 13 hits and took advantage of five Hidden Valley errors to seal the win.

Matt Stone picked up the complete-game win, giving up six hits while striking out 12.

The Hornets and Hidden Valley are now tied for first in the standings with four games remaining.

The Mustangs had their chances but stranded 12 runners, leaving the bases loaded in the third, fifth and seventh inning.

Trevor Schmidt had two hits to lead Hidden Valley in the second game.

Jon Pope went 4-for-4 and Ryan Emery, Brandon Henry and Michael McDowell each added two hits.

FIRST GAME

Illinois Valley.......................................000 020 0 -2 0 3Hidden Valley......................................200 002 x - 4 6 2

Larsen and Henry; Hyde and C. Schmidt. W - Hyde (7-1). L - Larsen. HR - HV: Beard (4).

SECOND GAME

Illinois Valley....................................101 303 0 - 8 13 0Hidden Valley......................................001 000 — - 4 6 5

Stone and Henry; Adler, Richard (5) and C. Schmidt. W - Stone. L - Adler. 2B - IV: Houston, Henry; HV: Hyde.

MAZAMA 3-5, HENLEY 2-4- At Klamath Falls, the Vikings picked up a key Skyline Conference sweep thanks to some timely hitting.

Following two unsuccessful bunt attempts, Ryan Broadhead singled in the eighth inning of the opener to put runners at first and second. After a strikeout and a walk to Chris Bocchi, Brendon Quirke slipped a shot down the right field line for the game-winner.

Quirke and Trevor Mauch each finished with two hits and a RBI in Game 1, while Gary Wagner was the Game 2 hero with a two-run double - his second of the day - to help Mazama (11-11, 10-7 Skyline) take an early 4-1 lead.

FIRST GAME

Henley..................................................010 001 00 - 2 7 0Mazama................................................000 020 01 - — 8 4

Bailey and Pryor; L. Wagner and Manfull. W - L. Wagner (3-3). L - Bailey. 2B - M: G. Wagner, Quirke.

SECOND GAME

Henley....................................................010 000 — - 4 5 1Mazama..................................................041 000 x - 5 5 3

Boshuizen and Pryor; Farley and Manfull. W - Farley (2-1). L - Boshuizen. 2B - H: Kinsman, Stock; M: G. Wagner. HR - H: Boshuizen.

NORTH VALLEY 7-4, ROGUE RIVER 4-9- At Rogue River, Josh Horn and Nick Bashans each had four hits in the doubleheader for Rogue River (6-16, 4-13 Skyline) and Danny Hunter pitched a four-hit complete game in the nightcap to salvage a split for the Chieftains.

In the opener, pitcher Scott Butterbaugh went the distance for North Valley and Aaron Phelps sparked the Knights' attack with a pair of hits.

FIRST GAME

North Valley.........................................330 100 0 - 7 9 1Rogue River..........................................202 000 0 - 4 8 0

Butterbaugh and Saeman; Bowers, Fredericks (4) and Bashans. W - Butterbaugh. L - Bowers. 2B - NV: Peterson, Bautterbaugh; RR: Bashans, Whiteman. HR - RR: Horn.

SECOND GAME

North Valley.......................................000 100 — - 4 4 1Rogue River........................................000 216 x - 9 10 1

Phelps, Butterbaugh (5), Gould (6), Saeman (6) and Saeman, Sullivan (6); Hunter and Bowers. W - Hunter. L - Phelps. 2B - NV: Duffy; RR: Horn 3, Giordat, Bashans.

District 6

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 5-15, BONANZA 4-5- At the V.A. Domiciliary, Cascade pulled out a seventh-inning win in the opener then lowered the boom in the second game of a District 6 doubleheader to earn its 13th straight victory.

Bryan Edwards struck out 12 and walked none, but was victimized by four errors in a game that was tied 4-4 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Edwards doubled to right-center field, advanced on a fielder's choice and then beat the throw home when Justin McCord bounced to shortstop.

FIRST GAME

Bonanza.................................................010 102 0 - 4 4 3Cascade Christian................................200 020 — - 5 6 4

Norris and Grande; Edwards and Roberts. W - Edwards (10-0). L Norris. 2B - CC: Edwards. 3B - CC: Harvey.

SECOND GAME

Bonanza....................................................200 012 - 5 6 3Cascade Christian...............................610 053 - 15 12 2

Grohs, Lawrence (2) and Grande; Harvey and Roberts. W - Harvey (5-0). L - Grohs. 2B - B: Lawrence, Manning, Grohs. CC: Harvey, Roberts, Edwards. 3B - B: Grande. CC: McCormick.

BUTTE FALLS 10-20, ST. MARY'S 7-8- Butte Falls had just four hits in Game 2 but took advantage of 17 walks by St. Mary's in a doubleheader sweep for the visiting Loggers.

In the opener, freshman Michael Stout held Butte Falls to two hits but was done in by eight Crusader errors.

St. Mary's (0-14, 0-8 District 6) led 7-3 after three innings in the nightcap but gave up 19 runs and 15 walks over the next two innings in the five-inning loss.

FIRST GAME

Butte Falls..........................................005 210 2 - 10 2 4St. Mary's.............................................201 003 — - 7 10 8

Stevenson and Sizemore; Stout and Steineke. W - Stevenson. L - Stout. 2B - S: Bergstrom, Seus; BF: Stark.

SECOND GAME

Butte Falls...........................................021 8(11) - 20 4 2St. Mary's..................................................313 10 - 8 11 4

Copeland, Hoel (4) and Sizemore; Bergstrom, Seus (2), Pescal (2), Cooper (3), Gradwell (5) and Steineke. W - Copeland. L - Seus. 2B - S: Seus, Stout; BF: Stevenson.