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Wilson's grand slam powers South Medford

Prep Baseball

CENTRAL POINT ' South Medford's Zach Wilson capped a five-run third inning with a grand slam to help the Panthers pull away for an 8-4 victory in Southern Oregon Conference baseball action on Tuesday.

The Panthers (10-2, 5-2 SOC) had 13 hits, two of them home runs, in support of starting pitcher Ryan Odell.

Jared Adamson, Odell, Rick Imhausen, Wilson and Taylor Comford each had two hits to pace South. Adamson added a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Crater (6-5, 4-3 SOC) had 10 hits, but Wilson's home run provided the difference.

The ball was definitely carrying more today than usual, said Crater coach Jay Campbell. (South Medford) got the big hit when they needed it and we left nine runners on base.

The Comets were also aided by the long ball, getting solo homers from Tyler Schmidt in the second inning and Tyler Davis in the fifth.

— Obviously, anytime both teams combine for 23 hits then you're swinging it pretty good, said Campbell. The hitters looked very comfortable in the box.

Chuckie Grabowski, Schmidt and Davis each had two hits to pace the Comets.

South Medford.......................105 100 — ' 8 13 2

Crater.....................................012 010 0 ' 4 10 0

Odell, Robinson (5) and Koziol; Thomas, Zelecki (5) and Reina. W ' Odell. L ' Thomas (3-1). 2B ' SM: Odell, Imhausen, Wilson. HR ' SM: Adamson, Wilson; C: Schmidt, Davis.

ROSEBURG 4, ASHLAND 0 ' At Ashland, senior pitcher Blake Keitzman allowed three hits and struck out 12 to improve his record to 4-0 on the season for top-ranked Roseburg (10-0, 7-0 SOC).

The Indians broke open a scoreless duel by scoring all four runs in the fourth inning.

Mickey Schmorde opened the frame with a single, Mitchell Nelson reached on a fielder's choice and Scott Allred walked to load the bases.

John Tommasini followed with a two-run single. Keitzman provided an RBI infield single and the fourth run scored on a ground out.

Ashland (4-8, 1-6 SOC) left a runner on third base in the first two innings.

Gus Gaviglio hit a double for one of the Grizzlies' three hits.

Roseburg..............................000 400 0 ' 4 7 0

Ashland................................000 000 0 ' 0 — 2

Keitzman and Bruggeman; Killeen, S. Gaviglio (4), C. Sebrell (7) and Bruce. W ' Keitzman (4-0). L ' Killeen (0-2). 2B ' R: Schmorde; A: G. Gaviglio.

Skyline Conference

PIRATES 5, MUSTANGS 2 ' At Talent, Phoenix pieced together eight hits ' all singles ' and received a solid pitching performance from Aaron Decker in the Skyline win at Hagler-James Field.

Phoenix (8-2, 4-0 Skyline) picked up RBI singles from Decker, Dan Ritchie and Kyle Giron to spark a four-run third inning that erased an early 2-0 deficit. Ritchie tacked on the final run of the inning when he came home from third base on a double-steal attempt.

The Pirates committed just one error in support of Decker, who recorded five strikeouts and had one walk while throwing 92 pitches in the complete-game effort.

Cody Barrett went 2-for-3 to lead Phoenix.

Hidden Valley...........................101 000 0 ' 2 6 1

Phoenix....................................004 001 x ' 5 8 1

Bagwell and Lord; Decker and Giron. W ' Decker (3-1). L ' Bagwell.

HENLEY 9, ROGUE RIVER — ' At Klamath Falls, Kody Fritz threw a two-hitter through six innings to help Henley march to a Skyline Conference win.

Henley's James Nygren scored the game's first run on a solo home run over the left-field wall in the bottom of the third and Colin Stock unloaded the bases with a three-run double in the following inning.

Kelly Shannon went 3-for-4 with a triple and Spencer Frantz belted a pair of doubles for the Hornets (6-4, 4-0 Skyline).

Rogue River............................000 000 — ' — 3 3

Henley....................................004 410 x ' 9 13 1

Haberman and Perston; Fritz, Harris (7) and Hoppy, Bair (7). W ' Fritz. L ' Haberman. 2B ' H: Stock; RR: Frantz 2. 3B ' H: Shannon. HR ' H: Nygren.

District 6

GLENDALE 10, ST. MARY'S 0 ' At Glendale, Ben Fleming tossed a perfect game and struck out 10.

Glendale (4-4, 1-0 District 6) got to St. Mary's starter Michael Brimble for seven runs in the second inning.

The Pirates scored six runs after two were out and were helped by four Crusader errors in the inning.

St. Mary's is 0-4, 0-1 in District 6.

St. Mary's..................................000 00 ' 0 0 6

Glendale....................................070 21 ' 10 10 0

Brimble, Schrader (3) and Hoffman, Brimble (3); B. Fleming and Prock. W ' Fleming. L ' Brimble (0-1). HR ' G: D. Coon.

BUTTE FALLS/PROSPECT 3, LAKEVIEW — ' At Prospect, Darryl Swearingen struck out 14 of the first 15 batters and no-hit 10th-ranked Lakeview.

Swearingen finished with 16 strikeouts and drove in the first run for Butte Falls/Prospect (8-3, 1-2 District 6).

The Loggers scored two runs in the opening inning with the help of back-to-back doubles by Swearingen and Dillon Ross.

Jake Schultz singled in the sixth and came around to score the Loggers' second run on two wild pitches and a balk.

Lakeview................................000 000 — ' — 0 2

Butte Falls/Prospect.............200 001 x ' — 4 1

Heath, Barber (5) and Ferry, Klunder (6); Swearingen and L. Strickland. W ' Swearingen (5-1). L ' Heath. 2B ' BF: Swearingen, Ross, Smith.