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Phoenix, Ross rebound against Vikes

KLAMATH FALLS - Pitcher Tiffany Ross bounced back from a knee injury suffered on Saturday to lead the Phoenix softball team to a 10-2 victory over Mazama in a Skyline Conference game on Tuesday.

Ross took a line drive off her kneecap during Game — of a doubleheader against Rogue River. She finished out the inning but did not return to the field after that.

"Thankfully, it was just a bruise," said Phoenix coach Bill Shearin. "We were pretty scared there, but she came out and pitched very well."

Ross struck out 10 and allowed five hits to record her 12th win of the season.

Kelsey Russell ignited the Pirates' offense with a two-run single in the third and fourth inning.

Russell finished with three hits and four RBIs, while teammate Amanda Moore went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, two runs and two steals.

Phoenix (12-6 overall, 11-2 Skyline) also took advantage of 11 walks given up by Mazama's pitching.

Phoenix..........................................005 300 2 - 10 10 3Mazama.........................................010 001 0 - 2 5 2

Ross and Reed; Chastain and Walker. W - Ross (12-5). L - Chastain.

ILLINOIS VALLEY 3, ROGUE RIVER 2 - At Rogue River, Kim Hamilton picked up the win in relief to go with two hits and two runs scored.

Illinois Valley (10-7 overall, 7-5 Skyline) began the scoring in the third inning when Hamilton doubled, moved to third on a sacrifice and scored on a wild pitch.

Rogue River (9-3, 8-2) answered for two runs in the bottom of the inning off pitcher Sara Shinerock. The Chieftains opened with singles by Melissa Miller and Crystal Kalinowski. Both runners moved up on an out and Miller scored on a ground out by Jill Artoff. Katie Glasscock gave Rogue River a 2-1 lead with a RBI double.

The Cougars scored the decisive runs in the sixth inning. Hamilton led off with a single and moved to second on an error on the hit. After one out, Rogue River tried to get Hamilton going to third on Tiphanie Pope's grounder, but Hamilton was safe. After Pope stole second, Sydney Derda hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game. Pope then scored what proved to be the winning run on Shinerock's single.

Illinois Valley...................................001 002 0 - — 6 0Rogue River.....................................002 000 0 - 2 6 1

Shinerock, Hamilton (4) and Coultas; Jones, Winfrey (4), Glasscock (7) and Artoff. W - Hamilton. L - Winfrey. 2B - IV: Hamilton; RR: Glasscock.

LAKEVIEW 11, NORTH VALLEY 8- At Lakeview, Jess Childress and Megan Albertson led Lakeview to a high-scoring Skyline victory.

The Honkers (7-10-1 overall, 4-8 Skyline) blasted 12 hits and scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to turn a one-run edge into an 11-7 cushion.

Childress collected three RBIs on a triple and a double, and Albertson doubled twice among her three hits and drove home two runs.

Whitney Makepeace slapped three hits to pace North Valley (6-5 Skyline).

North Valley ..................................... 014 011 — - 8 8 2Lakeview ...................................... 041 303 x - 11 12 1

Ironside and Beck; Childress, Albertson (4), Saltmarsh (6) and Martin. W - Saltmarsh. L - Ironside. 2B - NV: Ironside; L: Childress, Albertson 2. 3B - L: Newton, Childress.

HENLEY 9, HIDDEN VALLEY 2- At Klamath Falls, Kristi Kinsman and Katrina Kessler each had two hits to lead Henley.

Kinsman belted two triples, while Kessler picked up the pitching win for the Hornets.

Hidden Valley....................................002 000 0 - 2 4 3Henley................................................320 040 x - 9 9 3

Sperling, Hudson (6) and Tipton; Kessler and Kinsman. W - Kessler. L - Sperling. 3B - H: Kinsman 2, Hunter, Nelson.

SOC

ROSEBURG 2, KLAMATH UNION 1- At Roseburg, junior pitcher Brooke Charles struck out 12 and didn't walk a batter for Roseburg (13-3, 6-2 SOC).

Roseburg got two of its three hits in the fifth inning and scored both its runs. Laura Mitchell opened with a double and Shelley Hansen followed with a single. Hansen advanced to second on the throw home to put runners on second and third. Roseburg picked up a pair of runs on squeeze bunts by Allison Rader and Amanda Otis.

This game was a make-up for a rained out second game of a doubleheader April 13.

Klamath Union................................001 000 0 - — 6 2Roseburg.........................................000 020 x - 2 — 3

Fagan and Dobry; Charles and Schruth. W - Charles (7-2). L - Fagan. 2B - R: Mitchell. 3B - KU: Cooke.

Non-Conference

GLENDALE 6, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 5- Rusti Mosser went 3-for-3 to lead Cascade Christian during a non-conference defeat.

The Challengers (6-6, 2-0 SCL) broke open a 1-1 tie with four runs in the fifth inning, but Glendale answered back with five in the top of the sixth.

Whitney Brookins and Natalie Dicus each added two hits for Cascade Christian.

Glendale...........................................000 105 0 - 6 6 3Cascade Christian...........................001 040 0 - 5 10 4

Gutierrez, Winkelman (5) and Hill; Brookins, Gettman (7) and Mosser. W - . L - Brookins (1-3). 2B - CC: Winner. 3B - CC: Dicus; G: Causey, Winkelman.