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Mustang miscues lead to runaway win for Henley

GRANTS PASS - Last season Hidden Valley was the Skyline Conference baseball co-champion with Henley and advanced to the Class 3A state semifinals.

A year later finds the Mustangs relegated to the bottom half of the Skyline standings with a 3-8 record.

Conference-leading Henley took care of Hidden Valley in short notice Tuesday with a 13-1, five-inning victory at the All-Sports Park.

Of the Hornets' 13 runs, only three were earned due to eight errors by the Mustangs (3-12).

"We just make too many errors," said Hidden Valley coach Mark Vidlak. "If you make that many errors, you're not going to be competitive in varsity baseball."

Henley starter Nick Telle went four innings to pick up the victory. Telle allowed four hits and struck out two.

Calvin Schmidt had two hits for the Mustangs and drove in their lone run.

Henley put the game away with a six-run fifth inning. The Hornets rally was made up of two hits, two walks and two Mustang errors.

"We find a way to lose," said Vidlak. "The focus of our program is on being a good defensive club. This team is not buying into that. It's frustrating."

Henley.................................................420 16 - 13 6 1Hidden Valley.....................................000 10 - — 4 8

Telle, Card (5) and Judkins; Richard, Conner (5), Kennedy (5) and C. Schmidt. W - Telle. L - Richard. 2B - H: Stewart.

The Chieftains capitalized on seven Illinois Valley errors that accounted for seven unearned runs.

Josh Horn added two hits for Rogue River (8-9, 4-8 Skyline).

Illinois Valley (3-14, 2-10 Skyline) had four players - Brad Jones, Daniel Houston, Doug Hedrick and Anthony Hoskins - with two hits apiece.

The Cougars grabbed a 2-0 lead with single runs in the first two innings. Houston singled and scored on Hedrick's triple in the first. Then Hoskins delivered a RBI single in the second.

Rogue River used hits by Frederick and Horn along with two errors to take the lead for good with three runs in the third.

Rogue River.....................................003 110 5 - 10 9 1Illinois Valley...................................110 000 0 - 2 9 7

Hunter, Hanley (7) and Bashans; Chaghatzbanian, Houston (5) and Dugas. W - Hunter. L - Chaghatzbanian (2-4). 2B - RR: Frederick. 3B - IV: Hedrick.

Ariah Nead and Josh Shippy each belted two doubles for North Valley (7-4 Skyline), while Carl Longacre and Anton Chiono each smacked home runs for Lakeview.

Lakeview......................................201 015 33 - 15 14 4North Valley.................................012 042 30 - 12 12 4

Chiono, Fairburn (6) and Dolbear; Nead, Saeman (6), Shippy (8) and Saeman, Beck (6). W - Fairburn. L - Saeman. 2B - L: Longacre, Dolbear, Chiono; NV: Saeman, Nead 2, Shippy 2, Hall. HR - L: Chiono, Longacre.

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Draper also contributed three hits and three runs, while Matt Rettke went 4-for-4 with a run scored.

Dan Mecum banged out two doubles to go along with three RBIs and fanned four batters in just two innings of work.

Ricky O'Callahan provided a solo home run - his first of the season - in the third inning for Eagle Point.

Grants Pass.....................................320 001 — - 7 13 2Eagle Point.......................................011 000 0 - 2 4 1

Draper, Mecum (6) and Mecum, Ortiz (6); Chavez, Depuy (3), Christian (6) and O'Callahan. W - Draper. L - Chavez (2-4). 2B - GP: Draper, Rettke, Mecum 2; EP: Dunbar. HR - EP: O'Callahan (1).