Keitzman hurls Roseburgpast North Medford
ROSEBURG ' Blake Keitzman is the returning Southern Oregon Conference baseball player of the year.
Keitzman didn't tarnish his reputation any against North Medford Wednesday.
The senior left-hander tossed a two-hit complete game as top-ranked Roseburg edged the Black Tornado 2-1 at Legion Field.
The conference opener for both teams was postponed Tuesday.
Keitzman, who has already received a scholarship to pitch for Oregon State, struck out 13 and walked three. North Medford's only run was unearned.
It was a great effort by Blake, Roseburg fourth-year coach Troy Thompson said. He was very sharp. He put us in a position to win.
— Not only did Keitzman do the job on the mound, but he opened Roseburg's first at-bat with a triple and came around to score on Randy Summers' RBI ground out.
The Indians (1-0, 1-0 SOC) only other run against Black Tornado sophomore pitcher Andrew Jones was unearned in the third inning.
Boone Farrington was issued a one-out walk and advanced to second on an errant pick off attempt by Jones.
Farrington went to third on a ground out by Keitzman, then scored when catcher Darren Bruhns' pickoff attempt went off the glove of third baseman Dustin Shipley, allowing Farrington to score.
Jones allowed just three hits, walked three and struck out one.
(Jones) threw a lot of strikes, said Thompson. This being our first game of the year, our offense is not where it should be. And he took advantage of that.
North Medford (1-1, 0-1 SOC) cut the Roseburg lead in half with a run in the fifth inning.
Tony Salamone reached first on a one-out walk and moved to second on a balk. Salamone advanced to third on a ground out and came around to score on the play when first baseman Tyler Bentley threw wildly trying to get the Black Tornado senior going to third.
Thompson said he is not phased with the Indians top Class 4A ranking in the state coaches poll nor being picked to win the SOC for the second straight year.
It's not going to change anything we do, said Thompson. It's nothing we concern ourselves with. We're just trying to get game situations and live at-bats.
North Medford.........................000 010 0 ' — 2 2
Roseburg..................................101 000 x ' 2 — 2
Jones and Bruhns; Keitzman and Bruggeman. W ' Keitzman (1-0). L ' Jones. 2B ' R: Nelson. 3B ' R: Keitzman.
ROGUE RIVER 2, SOUTH UMPQUA 2 ' At Rogue River, senior shortstop Spencer Frantz had two hits and scored both Rogue River runs in the game called after seven innings because of darkness.
South Umpqua used a walk and two singles to take a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
The Chieftains (1-2-1) scored in the third inning on a single by Frantz and a two-out RBI single by Vince Reyes.
In the fifth, Frantz was hit by a pitch, moved to second on a passed ball and scored on Ryan Watson's single.
South Umpqua........................200 000 0 ' 2 4 2
Rogue River.............................001 010 0 ' 2 7 2
Justice, Johnson (4) and Clack; Haberman, Watson (5) and Perston.
SUTHERLIN 5, HIDDEN VALLEY 4 ' At Sutherlin, four errors doomed Hidden Valley in the narrow nonconference loss.
Hidden Valley...........................202 000 0 ' 4 5 4
Sutherlin...................................203 000 x ' 5 7 2
Hayden, Lord (6) and Bagwell; Smally and Gilman. W'Smally. L'Hayden. 2B ' HV: Wardle; S: Morgan. HR ' S: Rethwill.
SOUTH UMPQUA 2, ROGUE RIVER 0 ' At Rogue River, South Umpqua freshman Kaila Johnson fired a two-hit shutout as the No. 2-ranked Lancers beat Rogue River.
Rogue River's Karly Lusk also threw a two-hitter but was victimized by a couple of errors that helped South Umpqua score the game's only runs in the sixth inning.
The Chieftains fell to 2-1 with the loss.
South Umpqua.........................000 002 0 ' 2 2 2
Rogue River..............................000 000 0 ' 0 2 3
Johnson and Morgan; Lusk and Giesbrecht. W ' Johnson. L ' Lusk (2-1).
SUTHERLIN 5, HIDDEN VALLEY — ' At Murphy, Destinee Hernandez struck out five and gave up four hits in a losing effort.
Hernandez also drove home the Mustangs' lone run with an RBI double in the third inning.
Sutherlin...................................100 030 — ' 5 4 0
Hidden Valley...........................001 000 0 ' — 1 7
Berns and Garcia; Hernandez and Hennig. W'Berns. L'Hernandez (1-1). 2B ' HV: Hernandez.
DISTRICT 6 ' North Valley's Ariel Huff and Hidden Valley's Dani Hart tied for medalist honors at a three-team Skyline event at Stewart Meadows Golf Course.
Huff and Hart each shot an 89.
North Valley finished with a 398 to win the team title. Both Hidden Valley and Illinois had incomplete scores.
TEAM SCORES ' North Valley 398, Hidden Valley (inc.), Illinois Valley (inc).
NORTH VALLEY (398) 'Ariel Huff 44-45'89, Megan MacDonald 53-49'102, Brittney Kenny 51-52'103, Kylea Monnot 52-52-104, Jackie McCormick 61-51'112.
HIDDEN VALLEY (inc.)
' Dani Hart 48-41'89, Megan Swanson 47-47'94, Melissa Henner 51-56'107.
ILLINOIS VALLEY (inc.)
' Samantha Heller 65-69'134, Emily Taylor 70-71'141.
DISTRICT — ' Junior Sean Hillis fired a low score 81 to pace Cascade Christian at the par-70 Cedar Links golf course.
The Challengers also received the next two low rounds from Jefferson Horn (84) and Mike Kirkland (85) in posting the win over the Phoenix JV and South Medford JV.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN (340) ' jr. Sean Hillis 42-39'81 (medalist), Jefferson Horn 44-40'84, Mike Kirkland 44-41'85, Seth Payseur 48-42'90
PHOENIX JV (375) ' Tyler Trehn 47-42'89, Kyle Gargus 47-47'94, Austin Campoy 53-48'101, Derek Finch 48-49'97.
SOUTH MEDFORD JV (Inc.) '
Ryan Lausman 45-49'94, Ryley Jackson 50-47'97, Tyler Alexander 47-47'94, Noah Artner dq.