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Phoenix too much for IV in sweep

TALENT - Phoenix used the right formula en route to a doubleheader sweep of Illinois Valley at Hagler-James Park Saturday.

The Pirates got a pair of complete-game pitching victories and came through with timely hitting and good defense to post 11-1 and 3-1 wins.

They've won three straight Skyline Conference games.

"I was real pleased with our pitching and defense," Phoenix coach Joe Hagler said. "For us to compete for a playoff spot we need to continue doing real well on the mound by throwing strikes."

The Pirates (3-6, 3-2 Skyline) turned three double plays in the twin bill all started by sophomore shortstop Brett Ellis.

"I think he (Ellis) only has one error this season, and he's had a lot of chances," said Hagler.

Brady Rhodes limited the Cougars to three hits in the opener to register his first victory in three decisions. Rhodes struck out two and walked two.

"He had real good control," said Hagler. "He hit his spots and used four different pitches."

Phoenix took command with a seven-run second inning. Jason Wolford's two-run double highlighted the rally.

Wolford, Kevin Hudnall and Ian McPhee each had two hits in the game.

Additionally, Phoenix was successful in all six steal attempts.

Senior transfer Brett Goble tossed a four-hitter in the nightcap.

"He (Goble) does a great job of keeping the ball low," said Hagler. "He has a good change-up and his slider was working well today."

The Pirates gave Goble a cushion by scoring three runs in the opening inning. Kevin Hudnall walked and Ross Ellis got on with a bunt single. With one out, Wolford delivered a two-run double and Rhodes provided an RBI single.

After allowing three hits in the first inning, Illinois Valley senior pitcher Daniel Houston blanked the Pirates the rest of the way on three hits.

FIRST GAME

Illinois Valley........................................001 00 - — 3 2Phoenix...................................................171 02 - 11 11 1

Chaghatzdanian, Crutchfield (3), Chaghatzdanian (5) and Dugas; Rhodes and R. Ellis. W - Brady Rhodes (1-2). L - Chaghatzdanian. 2B - IV: Marvin; P: Wolford, McPhee.

SECOND GAME

Illinois Valley.....................................000 100 0 - — 4 1Phoenix...............................................300 000 x - — 6 1

Houston and Dugas; Goble and R. Ellis. W - Goble (2-2). L - Houston. 2B - IV: Marvin; P: Wolford. 3B - IV: Houston, Loock.

HIDDEN VALLEY 8-4, NORTH VALLEY 2-7- At Merlin, North Valley, playing for the first time in 10 days following the death of student-athlete Sean Gronholm, scored three runs in the first and fourth innings and got four-hit pitching from Ariah Nead to salvage a Skyline Conference split.

In the first inning, North Valley's (3-4, 1-1 Skyline) Luke Hall and Paul Mitchell stroked back-to-back doubles to lead off, then a single by Josh Shippy and fa ielder's choice by D.J. Willingham produced the next two runs.

Willingham added a two-run single in the fourth.

Hall was 3-for-3 with two runs.

Nead fanned six, walked six and hit two batters.

Hidden Valley made some outstanding defensive plays in the opening game and got 2-for-2 hitting from Calvin Schmidt, who reached base four times, and a two-run double from Josh Evans.

FIRST GAME

Hidden Valley.....................................102 203 0 - 8 8 2North Valley........................................101 000 0 - 2 9 2

Richard to Schmidt; Nead, Shippy (7) and Saeman. W - Richard. L - Nead (1-2). 2B - HV: Evans; NV: Mitchell.

SECOND GAME

Hidden Valley.....................................101 000 2 - 4 4 3North Valley........................................300 310 x - 7 8 2

Conner, Mason (1) and Schmidt; Dechenne and Saeman. W - Dechenne (1-0). L - Conner. 2B - HV: Kunst; NV: Mitchell, Hall.

MAZAMA 11-21, LAKEVIEW 1-0- At Klamath Falls, Mazama belted 20 hits in the second game, including three each by Kyle Blank, Ryan Broadhead and Neil Snell, to cap the Skyline Conference sweep.

Justin Nelson had four RBIs.

In Game 1, Nelson and Dallas Hubble each had two hits.

FIRST GAME

Lakeview..................................................010 00 - — 2 2Mazama...................................................190 1x - 11 9 0

Longacre, Staub (2) and Dolbear; Wagner and Manfull. W - Wagner. L - Longacre. 2B - L: Brazeal; M: Bocchi, Snell. HR - Broadhead.

SECOND GAME

Lakeview..................................................000 00 - 0 — 2Mazama............................................5(10)5 1x - 21 20 0

Chiono, Staub (2), Samples (3), McLain (4) and Dolbear; Clark, Bair (5) and Manfull. W - Clark. L -Chiono. 2B - L: Longacre; M: Hubble 2, Nelson 2, Snell 2, Broadhead, Bocchi, Brosterhous, Starley. 3B - M: Blank.

District 6

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 6-3, BUTTE FALLS 1-6- At White City, Chris Copeland fired a two-hitter and registered 13 strikeouts to lead Butte Falls to the second-game victory and a split of the District 6 doubleheader.

Nick Rodgers and David Hoel each had two hits to lead the Loggers' offense in Game 2.

In Game 1, Kevin Roberts limited Butte Falls (2-7, 1-1 SCL) to three hits through five innings and the Challengers (1-5, 1-1 SCL) erupted for five runs in the fourth. Dustin Stutzman and John Gettman each had three hits for Cascade.

FIRST GAME

Butte Falls.......................................... 000 001 0 - — 4 3Cascade Christian........................... 001 500 x - 6 12 2

Stephenson, Copeland (6) and Sizemore; Roberts, Gettman (6) and Rutledge. W - Roberts (1-2). L - Stephenson (0-1). 2B - CC: Bellamy.

SECOND GAME

Butte Falls.......................................... 113 010 0 - 6 8 5Cascade Christian..............................012 000 0 - — 2 5

Copeland and Sizemore; Gettman and Rutledge. W - Copeland (1-0). L - Gettman (0-3).