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Crater seizes opportunities, sweeps EP

EAGLE POINT - Crater had an answer for everything Eagle Point figuratively threw at it, and many of the Eagles' throws were literally errant in a Southern Oregon Conference-opening baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

The Comets (8-2 overall) pounded out 30 hits and took advantage of 13 Eagle Point errors to claim wins of 9-7 and 9-3.

"They only had four strikeouts total," Eagles assistant coach Rob Cowden said. "They put the ball in play. They made us make plays, and we didn't make the plays."

Trevor Ryan had three hits in each game to lead the Crater attack, and teammates Frank Drake and Dan Whitehead collected five hits apiece for the day.

Senior Brandon Willer smashed one of two home runs for Eagle Point (7-3) in Game — and finished 2-for-4 with three RBI.

FIRST GAME

Crater ............................................. 003 231 0 - 9 17 2

Eagle Point ...................................... 022 020 — - 7 8 7

Peterson and Maddocks; Chavez, Depuy (5) and O'Callahan. W - Petersen. L - Chavez (2-1). 2B - C: Drake, Maddocks; EP: Farrell. HR - EP: Gray (1), Willer (1).

SECOND GAME

Crater ............................................. 200 050 2 - 9 13 2

Eagle Point ...................................... 000 300 0 - — 7 6

Pettegrew, Teaters (4) and Maddocks; Willer, Depuy (5) and O'Callahan. W - Teaters. L - Willer (1-2). 2B - C: Drake, Maddocks, Ryan; EP: Boyd, Christian.

KLAMATH UNION 9-6, SOUTH MEDFORD 2-5- At Klamath Falls, Klamath Union (8-3, 2-0 SOC) had to come from behind in both SOC games.

South took a 2-0 lead in the opener on back-to-back doubles by Matt Smith and Ryan Norris in the second inning and a run-scoring double by Norris in the third.

Klamath scored three in the fourth and four in the fifth, an inning in which South first-year coach Steve Antich was ejected. He was thrown out after a balk call against South pitcher Clint Rodreick came into question, then an umpire took issue with pine tar on the Panthers' bats.

In the second game, Klamath's Nick Caleb delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh to erase a 5-4 deficit.

Norris and Smith both went 4-for-7 in the twin bill. Smith, a junior catcher, had three hits and four RBIs in the nightcap.

FIRST GAME

South Medford...................................011 000 0 - 2 6 2

Klamath Union..................................000 342 x - 9 10 2

Rodreick, A. Smith (6) and M. Smith; Caleb and Anderson. W - Caleb (3-1). L - Rodreick. 2B - SM: M. Smith, Norris 2; KU: James, Mitchell, Mejia. 3B - KU: Mortenson. HR - KU: Leeper

SECOND GAME

South Medford.....................................003 110 0 - 5 9 2

Klamath Union....................................101 200 2 - 6 9 4

McCollum and M. Smith; James and Anderson. W - James. L - McCollum. 2B - SM: M. Smith 2; KU: James, Spires, Mejia.

Skyline Conference

PHOENIX 9, HIDDEN VALLEY 6- At Phoenix, Brady Rhodes cracked a two-run double and Nathan Emerson a two-run single in a four-run fourth inning as Phoenix won for the first time.

The Pirates (1-6, 1-2 Skyline) got two hits each from Emerson, Kenny Gehrig and Eric Kessler, who had two runs.

Tanner Mason was — for-4 with two runs for the Mustangs (0-7, 0-3 Skyline).

Hidden Valley...................................101 101 2 - 6 11 7

Phoenix..............................................210 402 x - 9 11 2

Richard, Conner (5) and Schmidt; Goble, Kirk (7) and Ellis. W - Goble (1-1). L -Richard. 2B - HV: Mason, Kurst; P: Kessler, Rhodes.

MAZAMA 6, ILLINOIS VALLEY 3- At Cave Junction, Dallas Hubble and Chris Bocchi rapped RBI doubles in a four-run third inning for Mazama in the Skyline Conference game.

Bocchi had two hits, as did teammates Tyler Lonner, Eric Brosterhous and Matt Starley. For Illinois Valley (2-5, 1-2 Skyline), Jon Pope was 2-for-4 with two runs and Doug Hedrick 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Mazama...............................................104 000 — - 6 10 1

Illinois Valley......................................102 000 0 - — 8 4

Massey and Manfull; Houston and Dugas. W - Massey. L - Houston (0-2). 2B - M: Hubble, Bocchi, Brosterhous.

ROGUE RIVER 9, LAKEVIEW 6- At Rogue River, a six-run fourth inning lifted Rogue River to 2-1 in Skyline Conference play.

The Chieftains (6-2 overall) did the bulk of their 12-hit damage at the top of the batting order, where Nick Bashans, Ryan Girodat, Matt Frederick and Josh Horn each smacked two hits. Horn had three RBIs.

Frederick (2-0) pitched four innings of scoreless relief for the victory.

Lakeview .......................................... 204 000 0 - 6 8 1

Rogue River .................................. 201 600 x - 9 12 1

Fairburn, Utley (6) and Dolbear; Girodat, Frederick (4) and Bashans. W - Frederick (2-0). L - Fairburn. 2B - LV: Chiano, Fairburn; RR: Girodat, Frederick, Horn, Carbone.