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Pirates remain unbeaten in Skyline playKLAMATH FALLS ' Phoenix's Dan Ritchie helped power the Pirates past Mazama on Tuesday, belting his first home run of the season in a 5-1 Skyline Conference victory at Kiger Stadium.

Phoenix (10-3, 6-0 Skyline) also used solid defense and effective pitching by Jordan Lewis to ease by the host Vikings. The sophomore struck out nine with one walk and seven hits allowed in a complete-game effort.

Over there it's just tough, but he did a great job, said Phoenix coach Joe Hagler. He was around the plate all the time with nothing too wild and kept the ball down. And we also played well (defensively) when people were on base.

Dustin Smith helped set the stage for Ritchie's two-run blast with two outs in the fifth inning, beating out an infield single to second base with a headfirst slide into the bag ahead of Mazama pitcher Tyler McGoveran.

With the inning extended, Ritchie made the Vikings pay by driving a two-strike pitch over the left-field wall.

He's a pretty tough out even when he has two strikes, Hagler said of Ritchie. He puts the ball in play really well.

— Mazama's lone run was unearned in the bottom of the seventh. Following a Pirate error, Jon Larsen had an RBI single for his second hit of the game.

McGoveran led the Vikings (4-1 Skyline) with three hits but took the loss on the mound after allowing Phoenix to plate all five of its runs in a three-inning span.

Nick Amuchastegui also drove in a run for the Pirates, slipping through an RBI single in the fourth following a double by Kyle Giron.

Phoenix.....................................002 120 0 ' 5 7 1

Mazama....................................000 000 — ' — 7 1

Lewis and Giron; McGoveran, Wagner (5) and Dean. W ' Lewis. L 'McGoveran. 2B ' P: Giron. HR ' P: Ritchie.

HIDDEN VALLEY 8, ROGUE RIVER — ' At Murphy, Eddie Lord's grand slam boosted Hidden Valley to the Skyline Conference win.

Lord's blast came in the second inning, giving the Mustangs (4-7, 2-3 Skyline) a 5-0 lead. Two other hits, including a double by Thomas Bagwell, and a walk preceded the homer.

Lord and Bagwell each had two hits.

David Wardle made the most of the offense, scattering six Rogue River hits, striking out four and walking none.

The Chieftains dropped to 5-7-1, 2-4 Skyline.

Rogue River..............................000 100 0 ' — 6 2

Hidden Valley...........................050 120 x ' 8 8 1

Frantz and Perston; Wardle and Bagwell. W ' Wardle (2-2). L 'Frantz. 2B ' RR: Perston; HV: Bagwell. HR ' HV: Lord.

HENLEY 10, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0, 6 innings '

At Cave Junction, Kurt Lupinski's double plated Chris Herr in the sixth inning for the final blow in Henley's 10-run victory.

The pitching combination of Dan Maurer, Chris Harris and James Nygren threw a two-hitter for the Hornets (9-4, 7-0 Skyline).

Herr, Lupinski and Kelly Shannon each had a pair of hits and Kody Fritz and Dane Hoppe had two RBIs apiece.

Henley........................................103 222 ' 10 9 0

Illinois Valley..............................000 000 ' 0 2 3

Maurer, Harris (3), Nygren (6) and Hoppe; Anderson, Murphy (5) and Thomas. W ' Harris (2-2). L ' Anderson. 2B ' H: Herr, Lupinski. 3B ' H: Shannon, Hoppe.

District 6 Baseball

RIDDLE 19, ST. MARY'S 0 ' Chad Hanson allowed just one hit in four shutout innings and added two hits and two RBIs for Riddle (9-3, 3-1 Dist. 6).

St. Mary's (1-7, 1-3 Dist. 6) committed eight errors in the five-inning home game.

Paul Ortlip-Hume got St. Mary's only hit, singling to open the second inning.

Riddle...................................4(10)0 32 ' 19 14 0

St. Mary's............................0 0 0 00 ' 0 — 8

Hanson, Swett (5) and Broggi; Schrader, Hillgartner (3), Young (5), Ortlip-Hume (5) and Hoffman, Hocker (2). W ' Hanson. L ' Schrader (1-3). 2B ' R: Barron, Swett. HR ' HR: Hanson.

GLENDALE 8, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 6 ' At White City, J.P. Carr's three-run double with two outs and two strikes in the seventh inning lifted Glendale at the V.A. Dom in District 6 play.

Three players ' Aaron Grissom, Danny Sha and Brian Thomas ' each had two hits for Cascade Christian, and Kyle Hall had two RBIs.

The Challengers are 6-5, 0-2 in District 6.

Glendale....................................140 000 — ' 8 9 3

Cascade Christian..................104 100 0 ' 6 11 0

Carr, Fleming (3) and Prock; Campbell and Banks. W ' Fleming. L ' Campbell (2-2). 2B ' G: Carr; CC: Grissom.

District 2

BUTTE FALLS/PROSPECT 16, CHILOQUIN 3, 5 innings

' At Prospect, Darryl Swearingen struck out 14 and had a double to lead Butte Falls/Prospect.

Dakota Gordon went 2-for-2 with three RBIs for the Loggers (9-5, 2-2 Dist. 2), while Jacob Schultz was also 2-for-2.

Chiloquin.......................................100 11 ' — 3 5

Butte Falls/Prospect.................304 9x ' 16 9 2

Jackson, Wahl (4) and Ortis; Swearingen and Stephenson, L. Strickland (3). W ' Swearingen (6-1). L ' Jackson. 2B ' BF: Swearingen, Reynolds; C ' Montoya.