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Unbeaten North routs David Douglas

North Medford pounded out 14 hits, three of them home runs, to remain undefeated with a 10-1 rout of David Douglas in nonconference baseball Thursday.

The Black Tornado (5-0) scored six runs over the first three innings to give returning all-conference pitcher Josh Suarez a comfortable lead.

Catcher Darren Bruhns smacked a two-run homer in the second inning to push the Tornado lead to 3-0. Suarez legged out a two-run, inside-the-park home run in the third, and Abe Eubank led off the fifth with a solo blast.

Tony Salamone went 3-for-4 with two runs, while Eubank added three hits and three RBIs. Suarez added a pair of hits to go with three RBIs, while Logan Odom and Bruhns also had two hits.

Suarez struck out 10 and held David Douglas hitless until a two-out double in the fifth.

— David Douglas..........................000 000 — ' — 2 2

North Medford.....................123 031 x ' 10 14 1

Baltus, Berry (4), Schulz (5) and Knapp, Tindall (5); Suarez and Bruhns. W ' Suarez (2-0). L ' Baltus. 2B ' DD: Bosso; NM: Eubank. 3B ' DD: Ortega; NM: Odom. HR ' NM: Eubank (1), Suarez (1), Bruhns (1).

SOUTH MEDFORD 6, BRIGHTON — ' At Peoria, Ariz., Rick Imhausen blasted a three-run home run as South Medford concluded its Arizona road trip with a win.

The Panthers (4-1) overcame a 2-0 deficit with Imhausen's first homer of the season ' a one-out shot to left field ' in the second inning.

Dan Chancler tripled and scored on an error to put South ahead in the fifth, while Taylor Comford and Chancler drove home the Panthers' final two runs in the sixth with RBI singles.

Chancler finished 2-for-4 to lead a nine-hit attack.

Brighton High, from a suburb of Denver, managed just five hits against three Panthers hurlers.

Freshman Griffin Boyd recorded his first pitching win and Tom George notched the save.

Brighton....................................201 000 0 ' — 5 3

South Medford.........................030 012 x ' 6 9 3

Guilliams, Pietras (4) and Bigil; Licea, G. Boyd (5), George (7) and Koziol. W ' G. Boyd (1-0). L ' Pietras. S ' George (1). 2B ' SM: Imhausen. 3B ' SM: Chancler, Austad. HR ' SM: Imhausen (1).

CRATER 4, MARSHFIELD — ' At Central Point, Chris Thomas pitched a three-hitter, struck out nine and walked one to lead Crater to the nonconference win.

It was Thomas' second victory in as many decisions.

The Comets (3-2) scored a run in the fourth inning when Cory Staniforth's sacrifice fly plated Josh Surgeon.

An inning later, Crater scored three runs ' two on a Jesse Bailey single and one on Tyler Schmidt's single. Marshfield, which played Eagle Point earlier in the day, committed three of its four errors in the fifth.

Bailey was 2-for-2, including a triple.

Marshfield................................100 000 0 ' — 3 4

Crater.......................................000 130 x ' 4 7 0

Rexine and McClintock, Reed (5); Thomas and Lovemark. W ' Thomas (2-0). L ' Rexine. 3B ' C: Bailey.

MARSHFIELD 4, EAGLE POINT ' At Eagle Point, Marshfield pitcher Scott Carpenter handcuffed Eagle Point, allowing three singles and striking out 15. He walked three.

Two of the Eagles' hits came in the fourth inning, when they scored their only run. Ryan Augino and Nick Staller each singled, and Augino eventually scored on a passed ball. A.J. Nichols had Eagle Point's other hit.

Shasta Bateman went the distance for the Eagles, giving up 12 hits, fanning five and walking one. The Eagles had three double plays behind him.

Marshfield..............................201 000 — ' 4 12 0

Eagle Point................................000 100 0 '1 — 1

Carpenter and McClintock; Bateman and Collier. W ' Carpenter. L ' Bateman (0-1). 2B ' M: McClintock, Rexine. 3B ' M: Rose.

NEWBERG 5, ASHLAND — ' At Ashland, Newberg scored twice in the seventh inning to win the nonconference game.

Ashland (2-3) got two hits each from Justin Meza, who also scored a run, and Gus Gaviglio. Sam Littleton had the Grizzlies' lone RBI when he walked with the bases loaded in the first inning.

Andrew Del Carlo, coming back from a sore shoulder, pitched three solid innings for Ashland, allowing one run on two hits.

Newberg...................................001 101 2 ' 5 7 —

Ashland.....................................201 000 0 ' — 6 5

Grebec and Skaale; Del Carlo, Dodds (4), San Nicholas (5) and Littleton, Bruce (6). W ' Grebec. L ' San Nicholas (1-2). 2B ' N: Lee, Wright; A: San Nicholas.

OREGON CITY 11, GRANTS PASS 0 ' At Grants Pass, Oregon City benefited from seven Grants Pass errors in the five-inning nonconference game.

The Pioneers scored seven runs in the first inning ' only one was earned ' on three Caveman errors.

Left-handed pitcher David Tinsley gave up just two hits in the complete-game shutout.

Grants Pass (0-2) yielded only two earned runs but walked eight Oregon City batters.

Oregon City.................................722 00 ' 11 9 0

Grants Pass...................................000 00 ' 0 2 7

Tinsley and Bishop; Murray, Zamora (1), Allen (3) and Donnelly. W ' Tinsley. L ' Murray (0-1). 2B ' OC: Bishop.

NORTH MEDFORD FRESHMEN 22-12, BUTTE FALLS 16-6 '

At Butte Falls, North Medford's freshman team took advantage of 13 Butte Falls' errors to sweep a doubleheader.

The Loggers (0-7) slugged out nine hits but had 12 errors in the opener. North Medford committed seven errors but used 11 hits and 11 runs over the final three innings to pull away.

Chris Stephenson went 3-for-4 in Game — to lead Butte Falls.

FIRST GAME

North Medford.....................056 034 4 ' 22 11 7

Butte Falls.............................201 414 4 ' 16 9 12

Nelson, Mead (6) and Weisz; Ross, C. Stephenson (2) and Owen, T. Stephenson (3). W ' Nelson. L ' Ross. 2B ' NM: Earle, Stevens 2; BF: C. Stephenson, Ross.

SECOND GAME

North Medford........................300 225 ' 12 12 4

Butte Falls..................................150 000 ' 6 — 1

Imhausen and Stevens; T. Stephenson, Ross (6) and C. Stephenson. W ' Imhausen. L ' T. Stephenson. 2B ' NM: Jones; BF: C. Stephenson, Knighton.

Softball

SANDY 9-9, ASHLAND 2-0 ' At Ashland, Sandy put together a 22-hit attack to sweep a nonconference doubleheader.

Bailey Hasty and Kyra Cardoza each went 2-for-3 in the opener to lead Ashland.

Alysse Carlson scored a run for the Grizzlies (4-4) in the first inning of Game — and Kayla Cardoza singled home Hasty in the fourth.

FIRST GAME

Sandy......................................060 300 0 ' 9 10 0

Ashland.....................................100 100 0 ' 2 7 3

Brown, Opperman (5) and Martin; Smith and Cantrell. W ' Brown. L ' Smith. 2B ' S: Sraren, B. Martin; A: Hasty. 3B ' S: A. Martin.

SECOND GAME

Sandy......................................022 302 0 ' 9 12 1

Ashland.....................................000 000 0 ' 0 4 1

Wolf, Opperman (6) and Hinkle; Smith and Cantrell. W ' Wolf. L ' Smith (4-4).