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South softballers take two from EP

SOC Roundup

EAGLE POINT ' Sloppy play and an untimely injury flare-up weren't the only problems for the Eagle Point softball team on Tuesday.

The Eagles (3-2-1, 0-2 SOC) also had to contend with an up-and-coming South Medford squad during a Southern Oregon Conference doubleheader.

The Panthers (8-3, 2-0 SOC) took advantage of several fielding miscues by Eagle Point and coupled that with solid pitching and timely hitting to sweep the Eagles, 10-0 and 6-0.

Eagle Point pitcher Jamie Williams held South to one hit through three shutout innings in the opener, but she had to leave the game due to swelling in her surgically repaired knee.

She wasn't real sharp and I think they would've gotten to her eventually, said Eagle Point coach Keith Williams, whose team committed four errors during a seven-run fourth inning for South in Game 1. Once Jamie went down, we had kind of had a mental letdown.

— Injury or not, the South pitching duo of Darci Byrne and Jill Jeter was in control, holding the Eagles hitless until Amanda Hamner's lead-off single in the seventh broke up the no-hitter.

Williams returned for a pitching stint in the nightcap, but she took her first loss of the season thanks to a four-run third inning for the Panthers.

Jackie Chaplin had two hits in the opener, while Katie Kaufman added a pair of hits in Game 2.

FIRST GAME

South Medford ....................... 000 711 — ' 10 7 0

Eagle Point ................................ 000 000 0 ' 0 — 5

Byrne, Jeter (6) and Jordahl; Williams, Hamner (4) and Scott. W ' Byrne. L ' Hamner (0-1). 2B ' SM: Chaplin.

SECOND GAME

South Medford...........................004 110 0 ' 6 5 0

Eagle Point.................................000 000 0 ' 0 2 3

Mendenhall, Byrne (4), Jeter (6) and Jordahl; Williams and Scott. W ' Mendenhall. L ' Williams (1-1). 2B ' SM: Mendenhall. 3B ' SM: Chaplin.

NORTH MEDFORD 3, ASHLAND 0 ' Top-ranked North Medford's Mallorie Hoover faced the minimum 21 batters and no-hit Ashland during a non-conference game.

The Grizzlies' lone base-runner reached on an error but was thrown out attempting to steal second. Hoover finished with seven strikeouts and didn't allow a ball out of the infield.

Beth Morrill provided an RBI triple for North (7-0, 2-0 SOC) during a three-run third inning.

Ashland ..................................... 000 000 0 ' 0 0 3

North Medford .......................... 003 000 x ' — 5 1

Jeska, Braham (4) and Carlson; Hoover and Haskett. W ' Hoover (2-0). L ' Jeska. 3B ' NM: Morrill.

Baseball

KLAMATH UNION 9-5, ASHLAND 3-3 ' At Klamath Falls, Klamath Union (5-2, 2-0 SOC) received complete-game performances from pitchers Jon James and Jeff Tidwell and productive hitting by Aaron Croxford and Sean Anderson in the SOC doubleheader at Kiger Stadium.

In the opener, Croxford collected three hits and four RBIs. The Pelicans got two hits each from James, Daniel Bennett and Brandt Renstrom.

James allowed one earned run with five strikeouts and no walks.

For Ashland, Chad Hegdahl, Chase Cook and Jackson Rowe each picked up a pair of hits.

Anderson led KU in the nightcap with three hits, three runs and one RBI. Anderson hit two doubles to give him three total in the twinbill.

The Pels put together the winning rally with nobody on and two outs in the fourth. After Tidwell got hit by a pitch, Renstrom, Anderson and Brian Quigley followed with singles to produce three runs that gave KU a 4-0 lead.

Bryan Clevenger and Hegdahl had two hits apiece for the Grizzlies.

FIRST GAME

Ashland ..................................... 100 000 2 ' — 8 4

Klamath Union ........................ 100 044 x ' 9 12 5

Hegdahl, Weston (6) and Ross; James and Rogers. W ' James (2-0). L ' Hegdahl. 2B ' A: Hegdahl, Presicci; KU: Anderson.

SECOND GAME

Ashland ..................................... 000 012 0 ' — 7 1

Klamath Union .......................... 100 301 x ' 5 8 2

Ross, Page (4) and Cook; Tidwell and Rogers. W ' Tidwell (2-0). L ' Ross. 2B ' Ash: Clevenger, Page; KU: Anderson 2, James.

EAGLE POINT 16, GRANTS PASS 10 ' At Grants Pass, Chris Boyd's three-run homer highlighted Eagle Point's 11-run second inning in a non-conference game.

Ryan Augino went 3-for-5, with two RBIs and two runs to pace the Eagles' 16-hit attack.

For Eagle Point (5-2, 0-2), Boyd, Kevin Gray and Carl Christian each had two hits.

Dan Mecum led Grants Pass with two hits, including a two-run homer in the third inning, three RBIs and three runs. Ryan Davidson banged two doubles for the Cavemen (3-4, 1-1 SOC).

Eagle Point ...................... 1(11)0 100 — ' 16 12 3

Grants Pass ............................ 202 015 0 ' 10 7 7

Cruz, Hedrick (5), Boyd (6) and O'Callahan; Schaff, Allen (3) and Doman. W ' Cruz. L ' Schaff (0-1). 2B ' EP: Nelson, Snow; GP: Mecum, Davidson 2. 3B ' EP: Christian. HR ' EP: Boyd; GP: Mecum.

CRATER 7, SOUTH MEDFORD 4 '

Crater (3-1) exploded for five runs on six hits in the third inning to earn the non-league victory.

Dan Whitehead and Shawn Teaters each singled to begin the third inning, then scored on Andrew Norum's double. With two outs, Gary Gomes added another two-run double and later scored on Brandon Estremado's single.

Norum went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

For South Medford (4-4), Andy Narus was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and senior Jeremy Frantz also had a double.

Crater ..................................... 205 000 0 ' 7 10 0

South Medford ......................... 011 020 0 ' 4 8 2

Knutson and Kahut; Heil , Bryant (3), Holtz (4) Alvis (6) and Koziol, Meyer (5). W ' Knutson. L ' Heil (1-1). 2B ' C: Teaters, Norum, Gomes; SM: Narus, Frantz.