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Quick start sparks Crater to victory

Prep Roundup

GRANTS PASS ' Crater made it easy for first-year coach Jay Campbell in its Southern Oregon Conference baseball opener Tuesday.

The Comets scored early and often and posted a 13-5 victory over Grants Pass.

The boys came in real focused and jumped on them early, said Campbell. It was nice to put the pressure on Grants Pass.

Crater took a 1-0 lead when Tyler Schmidt delivered a clutch two-out single in the first inning to score Cory Staniforth, who had earlier doubled.

In the second, Crater (1-0, 1-0 SOC) used one hit, three walks and an error to score three more runs.

Then in the fourth, Schmidt's bases-clearing double scored three runs during a six-run explosion that put the Comets ahead 10-0.

— While the Crater offense was prolific, junior pitcher Chris Thomas limited the Cavemen to one hit through four shutout innings. Thomas registered five strikeouts.

(Thomas) threw the ball real well for this early, said Campbell. He kept the ball down and had a great changeup that kept them off balance.

Leadoff hitter Charlie Reina capped the Comets' scoring with a two-run homer in the seventh. Reina had two hits, scored three runs and drove in three.

Schmidt added two hits and four RBIs, while Staniforth went 3-for-3 and scored three runs.

Grants Pass (0-3, 0-1 SOC), which committed seven errors, scored four runs in the fifth inning after trailing 11-0 to prolong the game.

Crater..................................130 610 2 ' 13 10 5

Grants Pass.........................000 040 — ' 5 5 7

Thomas, Zelecki (5) and Reina; Murray, Sabo (4) and Garcia. W ' Thomas. L ' Murray. 2B ' C: Staniforth 2, Schmidt. HR ' C: Reina.

PHOENIX 9, CASCADE CHRISTIAN — ' At Talent, Phoenix had just four hits and committed four errors but took advantage of six walks and two hit batsmen by Cascade Christian in the Pirates' season opener.

Phoenix scored five runs in the third inning to overcome a 2-0 deficit.

Junior Dustin Smith belted a two-run home run to right-center field in the fourth to extend Phoenix's lead.

Aaron Decker picked up the pitching win in relief of sophomore starter Jordan Lewis.

Cascade Christian (3-1), which was playing its fourth game in as many days, was led by Matt Hauser's 2-for-3 effort.

Cascade Christian........................011 10 ' — 4 4

Phoenix.........................................005 31 ' 9 4 4

Grissom, Kinney (3), Sha (4), Zeigler (5) and Hall; Lewis, Decker (3), Smith (5) and Giron. W ' Decker (1-0). L ' Grissom. 2B ' CC: Wolf; P: Hagert. HR ' P: Smith.

ROGUE RIVER 4, DEL NORTE 0

' At Rogue River, Spencer Frantz gave up only one hit and struck out five to help give Rogue River (1-2) its first win of the season.

The Chiefs play host to South Umpqua today.

Del Norte..................................000 000 0 ' 0 — 2

Rogue River..............................101 020 x ' 4 7 2

Walsworth and Estes; S. Frantz and Perston. W ' S. Frantz (1-0). 2B ' RR: C. Frantz, Haberman, J. Christie.

COTTAGE GROVE 9, NORTH VALLEY 4

' At Merlin, a young North Valley baseball team dropped one to Cottage grove at home.

North Valley (1-3) plays at Brookings-Harbor on Thursday.

Cottage Grove..........................110 043 0 ' 9 8 1

North Valley.............................102 000 — ' 4 9 3

Harrington, Rust (5) and Taei; Schilling, Ellis (3), Olmstead (6) and Ogden. W ' Harrington. L ' Ellis (0-1).

Softball

ASHLAND 5, MAZAMA — ' At Ashland, Sara Sibowlitz socked a bases-clearing double with two outs in the second inning to break a 1-1 tie and send Ashland to its second victory against one loss.

Freshman Bella Pribyl struck out nine and walked two in a route-going performance for the Grizzlies.

Bailey Hasty had two hits for Ashland in the nonconference game.

Mazama....................................100 002 0 ' — 5 0

Ashland....................................140 000 x ' 5 6 2

Garrett, Lawrence (4) and Borror; Pribyl and Cantrell. W ' Pribyl (2-1). L ' Garrett. 2B ' M: Stratton. A: Hasty, Silbowitz, Good. Ky. Cardoza.

NORTH VALLEY 13, COTTAGE GROVE — ' At Merlin, Rachael Conrad belted a three-run homer in the third inning as North Valley stormed back from an early deficit to post the nonconference victory.

The game was stopped after six innings by virtue of the 10-run mercy rule.

After allowing two runs and three walks in the first inning, Knights pitcher Nickee Carl settled down and wound up allowing only four hits.

Shawlena Haga slammed a solo home run in the fifth inning to make her 2-for-4 on the day. Kristen Allison went 3-for-4 and had four runs, three RBIs and two stolen bases for North Valley (2-1).

Conrad added five RBIs.

Cottage Grove............................200 100 ' — 4 6

NV............................................103 342 ' 13 10 6

Ladd, Hansen (6) and Baker; Ni. Carl and R. Conard. W ' Ni. Carl (1-0). L ' Ladd. 2B ' CG: Kessler. HR ' NV: R. Conard, Shawlena Haga.

EAGLE POINT 3, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0 ' At Cave Junction, Kirstin Emigh was dominant on the mound as Eagle Point rolled to the nonconference victory.