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Hot-hitting Tornado sweeps road twin bill

BEND ' North Medford's baseball team backed up two strong pitching performances with a big day at the plate in a doubleheader sweep of host Mountain View Saturday.

The Black Tornado banged out 29 hits ' 13 of the extra-base variety ' in posting victories of 14-4 and 15-2 in five innings over the Cougars.

The guys were patient at the plate and were swinging it, North Medford coach Brett Wolfe said. We had some good at-bats.

Senior Brian Place went the distance in the seven-inning opener on 93 pitches in his varsity debut.

Place struck out eight, walked one and allowed one earned run.

— (Place) got ahead of the hitters, said Wolfe. His change-up, curveball and fastball were all working. He kept our defense alert.

Sophomore Abe Eubank led the Black Tornado in the opener with a 4-for-5 performance. He had a double, triple and two RBIs.

Eubank also gave North (3-0) a quick lead in Game 2 with a three-run homer in the first inning.

The Black Tornado received two hits each in the opener from Rob Folsom, Sammy McHenry, Charlie Behnke and Matt Schmeltzer.

North sealed the first-game victory with six runs on six hits ' five extra-base knocks ' in the seventh inning.

In the nightcap, Beau Hovland tossed a three-hitter and struck out three in five innings.

Beau basically mirrored what Brian (Place) did, said Wolfe. He was nice and relaxed on the hill.

Hovland helped his cause with three hits and four RBIs. The senior connected for a 3-run homer in the Black Tornado's five-run fourth inning.

McHenry and Behnke also contributed three hits in Game 2.

FIRST GAME

North Medford.....................131 300 6 ' 14 15 4

Mt. View...................................000 211 0 ' 4 8 2

Place and Folsom; McCillis, McKee (4) and Summerfield. W ' Place (1-0). L ' McCillis (0-1). 2B ' NM: Behnke, Eubank; MV: Farnham. 3B ' NM: Folsom, Eubank, White, Schmeltzer; MV: Childress.

SECOND GAME

North Medford..........................311 55 ' 15 14 2

Mt. View.......................................110 00 ' 2 — 3

Hovland and Folsom; Kasperovitch, Childress (4) and Summerfield. W ' Hovland (1-0). L ' Kasperovitch (0-1). 2B ' NM: Behnke 2, Hovland, Williamson, Schmeltzer; MV: Asper. HR ' NM: Hovland (1), Eubank (1).

EAGLE POINT 6-5, SOUTH UMPQUA 3-8 '

At Eagle Point, Eagle Point used a balanced offense to win the opener of the nonconference twin bill, then had a seventh-inning rally come up short in the nightcap.

In Game 1, Nick Staller was 3-for-3 and Ryan Augino, Ricky O'Callahan and Kyle Snyder each rapped two hits in support of pitcher Ron Depuy.

Depuy went the distance, allowing 10 hits, fanning four and walking no one to raise his record to 2-0.

In Game 2, the Eagles scored three runs in the seventh inning and left another aboard.

Augino singled in Brent Smith, who had walked, and Juan Almaraz, who singled, scored on an error. Augino came in on Joe Miller's sacrifice fly.

Almaraz and Augino each had two hits for the Eagles (2-1).

FIRST GAME

South Umpqua.......................002 000 — ' — 10 2

Eagle Point.............................140 010 x ' 6 12 1

Rhodes, Duncan (5) and Clack; Depuy and O'Callahan. W ' Depuy (2-0). L ' Rhodes. 2B ' EP: O'Callahan. 3B ' SU: Rhodes, EP: Augino. HR ' SU: Rhodes.

SECOND GAME

South Umpqua.......................013 030 — ' 8 12 2

Eagle Point...............................100 010 — ' 5 5 3

Savage, Doud (4), Bell (7) and Clack; Grieve, Almaraz (5) and O'Callahan. W ' Savage. L ' Grieve (0-1). 2B ' SU: Clack, Savage 2.

MAZAMA 7, CRATER 6 ' At Central Point, Mazama pushed across a run in the seventh inning to spoil Crater's season opener.

The Vikings' Quinn Hummel singled and scored on Aaron Larsen's double, then Mazama (1-3) shut down the Comets in the bottom of the frame.

Crater scored twice in the sixth to tie it at 6-6.

Kurtis Knutson led off with a triple for the Comets, and Brad Evans walked. Knutson, however, was picked off on a double-steal attempt that got Evans to second.

Charlie Reina singled in Evans, then scored on Nick Rose's double.

Sean Teaters, who homered and drove in two runs, and Knutson each went 2-for-4.

Mazama..................................104 100 — ' 7 10 2

Crater.....................................211 002 0 ' 6 10 3

Larsen, D. Reed (6) and Lee; Knutson, Seegmiller (3), Teaters (4) and Gomes, Reina (3). W ' D. Reed (1-0). L ' Teaters (0-1). 2B ' M: Lee, Beeks, Larsen; C: Rose. 3B ' C: Knutson. HR ' M: Larsen; C: Teaters (1).

ASHLAND 7, YREKA 2 ' At Yreka, Calif., Micah Weston went 3-for-4 and John Goldberg drove in two runs as Ashland won the season-opening nonconference game.

Goldberg was 2-for-3, Weston added an RBI and Ben Dodds and Rocky Reeser each scored twice.

Ashland pitchers Andrew Del Carlo, Brian Ross and Aaron San Nicholos didn't allow an earned run.

Ashland....................................401 110 0 ' 7 9 4

Yreka, Calif...............................010 100 0 ' 2 2 2

Del Carlo, Ross (4), San Nicholos (6) and Ross, Jorgensen (4); Silvestro, Burginger (2) and Walters. W ' Del Carlo (1-0). L ' Silvestro.

HIDDEN VALLEY 10-7, DEL NORTE 8-18 ' At Murphy, Phillip Pyle pitched a complete game and drove in three runs as Hidden Valley won the nonconference opener and gained a split.

Pyle was 3-for-4 with a double and pitched a three-hitter, striking out 10 and walking four. Cody Gustafson added two hits for the Mustangs (1-2).

In Game 2, Hidden Valley got two hits each from Matt Tate, who drove in two runs, Skyler Ogden and Ryan Vancleave.

FIRST GAME

Del Norte, Calif.........................201 500 0 ' 8 — 2

Hidden Valley.......................103 060 x ' 10 12 2

Brous, Fitch (6) and Lofton; Pyle and Kirchner. W ' Pyle (1-1). L ' Brous. 2B ' HV: Vancleave, Pyle. 3B ' HV: Gustafson.

SECOND GAME

Del Norte, Calif.....................006 2(13) ' 18 14 3

Hidden Valley...............................103 03 ' 7 9 3

Stacey and Brous; Tate, Vancleave (3), Pyle (5), Tate (5) and Kirchner. W ' Stacey. L ' Vancleave (0-1). 2B ' DN: Fitch 2, Owen, Stacey, Reed 2. 3B ' DN: Owen; HV: Vancleave.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 17-8, YONCALLA 2-13 ' At White City, Cascade Christian picked up its first victory of the season in the opener behind the pitching of sophomore Kyle Campbell and Travis Wolf's 3-for-3, four RBI performance.

Campbell (1-0) allowed three hits, one earned run and struck out six in five innings.

Kyle Hall went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and Nick Gomez added two hits and three RBIs for the Challengers (1-3).

In Game 2, Yoncalla combined seven hits and two Cascade errors for seven runs in the first inning.

Gomez had two hits, including a two-run triple in the fourth, and Brian Ziegler had two hits and two RBIs in the nightcap for the Challengers.

FIRST GAME

Yoncalla....................................000 20 ' 2 — 4

Cascade Christian....................550 7x ' 17 13 0

Wuergler, Bash (2) and Ashbaugh; Campbell and Hall. W ' Campbell (1-0). L ' Wuergler. 2B ' CC: Hall, Campbell, Gomez, Grissom. 3B ' CC: Hall, Gomez.

SECOND GAME

Yoncalla..............................721 001 2 ' 13 14 4

Cascade Christian..............301 201 — ' 8 8 5

Shaw and Ashbaugh; Grissom, Sha (1), Campbell (5) and Hall. W ' Shaw. L ' Grissom (0-1). 2B ' Y: Collins, Ladd, Shaw, Wuergler. 3B ' CC: Gomez.