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Schmidt, North bats fuel sweep

Prep Roundup

ASHLAND ' Freshman Taylor Schmidt gave North Medford a needed pitching boost in a Southern Oregon Conference softball doubleheader Friday.

Schmidt relieved fatigued senior ace Erica Sanders in the fourth inning of the opener with the Black Tornado comfortably leading Ashland 10-0 in what would be an 11-0 win. Then Schmidt tossed a three-hitter in the nightcap as North completed the sweep with a 10-1 victory at North Mountain Park.

Sanders, who's battled injuries throughout her prep career, tossed 16 innings Tuesday in a doubleheader victory over South Medford.

After Sanders threw as many innings as she did, she needed the rest, North Medford first-year coach Mike Mayben said. So Taylor stepped in really well in the first game and we were able to start her in the second.

In nine innings against Ashland, Schmidt (2-2) combined for 10 strikeouts and issued no walks.

The only run Schmidt allowed was a leadoff home run to Bailey Hasty in the second inning of Game 2.

— (Schmidt) kept the ball down, said Mayben, and she's beginning to conquer her control.

Junior Katie Gould went 3-for-3 to spark the Black Tornado 14-hit attack in the first game.

Gould also scored three runs, had two RBIs and stole a base.

North (10-5, 6-2 SOC) received two hits each from Tiffany Schmelzer, Amanda Volgarino, Paulina Swenson and Alana Coronado.

Freshman outfielder Sara Silbowitz picked up two hits for the Grizzlies (6-9, 0-6 SOC).

Not only did Schmidt limit the Grizzlies' offense in Game 2, she supplied some punch at the plate with two hits and two RBIs. Schmidt provided a run-scoring double in the Black Tornado's four-run third inning.

We've been hitting the ball extremely well, said Mayben, whose team stroked 24 hits in the twin bill.

North Medford registered its fourth straight SOC victory after opening the conference campaign 2-2.

We're a young team and we keep improving week by week, said Mayben. We've put ourselves in a position to get a playoff spot somehow.

FIRST GAME

North Medford.........................234 11 ' 11 14 1

Ashland....................................000 00 ' 0 4 1

Sanders, Schmidt (4) and Sevano; Pribyl, McLaughlin (3) and Cantrell. W ' Sanders (6-2). L ' Pribyl (3-6). 3B ' NM: Schmelzer.

SECOND GAME

North Medford.....................004 033 0 ' 10 10 0

Ashland................................010 000 0 ' — — 6

Schmidt and Sevano; Smith, Pribyl (6) and Cantrell. W ' Schmidt (2-2). L ' Smith (1-2). 2B ' NM: Gould, Schmidt. HR ' A: Hasty.

District 6 Baseball

LAKEVIEW 10-11, ST. MARY'S 0-1 ' At Lakeview, sophomore left-hander Harold Down struck out 11 and limited St. Mary's to one hit in the five-inning opener.

Mike Brimble's fourth-inning, one-out single was the only Crusader hit.

Clint Hopper and Joseph Utley collected two hits each for the Honkers.

In Game 2, St. Mary's scored its only run of the twin bill in the fourth inning. Paul Seus singled, advanced to third on an error and a balk, then scored on a double steal after Chris Hoffman walked.

Juan Ramirez ripped a two-out, fourth-inning double for the Crusaders.

FIRST GAME

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

Lakeview.....................................402 22 ' 10 8 0

Ortlip-Hume and Brimble; Down and Ferry. W ' Down. L ' Ortlip-Hume (0-5). 3B ' L: Heath, Utley, Kevivnear.

SECOND GAME

St. Mary's..................................001 000 ' — 5 3

Lakeview...................................053 021 ' 11 9 2

Schrader and Brimble, Hoffman (5); Jones, Thompson (4) and Klunder. W ' Jones. L ' Schrader (1-5). 2B ' SM: Ramirez; L: Purdue.

District 6 Softball

LAKEVIEW 21-13, ST. MARY'S 2-0 ' At Lakeview, Lakeview scored 10 runs in the first and fourth innings of Game — in the SCL sweep. Both games were five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

In Game 2, three Honkers pitchers combined on a no-hitter.

Sarah Miller went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead St. Mary's (2-7, 0-6 SCL) in the opener.

FIRST GAME

St. Mary's.................................000 02 ' 2 6 4

Lakeview..........................(10)01 (10)x ' 21 12 1

Buckmister and Lass; Simms, Berg (4) and Chartier. W ' Simms. L ' Buckmister. 2B ' SM: Asher; L: Flynn, Totten. 3B ' L: Totten.

SECOND GAME

St. Mary's......................................000 00 ' 0 0 2

Lakeview...................................526 0x ' 13 10 0

Buckmister and Lass; Simms, Hardy (4), Totten (5) and Bryant. W ' Simms. L ' Buckmister (0-6). 2B ' L: Deidrich.

Boys Tennis

ASHLAND 8, NORTH EUGENE 0 ' At Eugene, Ashland No. — singles player Nick Spurlock bounced back from his first loss of the season.

Spurlock, who improved to 7-1, defeated North Eugene's Patrick Dodd, 6-4, 6-0. Spurlock had lost to South Medford's Nic Millan Thursday.

The Grizzlies (8-2) complete the weekend road trip against Willamette today.

SINGLES ' Nick Spurlock, A, d. Patrick Dodd, 6-4, 6-0; Jack Turner, A, d. Nick Bobst, 6-1, 6-0; Tyler Suh, A, d. Brad Ferguson, 6-1, 6-1; Jacob Hopkins, A, d. Evan Thompson, 8-2.

DOUBLES ' John Weighter-Caleb Morrison, A, d. Alberto Estrella-Thompson, 6-0, 6-2; Nick Cross-John Lacy, A, d. Bobby Fisher-Julian Thiene, 6-0, 6-1; Stephan Becker-Sean Cleveland, A, d. Kell Thomson-Ryan Bender, 6-1, 6-0; Andrew Cataldo-Kyle Curran, A, d. Alex Lefrae-Lawrence Mitts, 6-0, 6-1.

Girls Tennis

Roseburg 3, Klamath Union 3

At Klamath Falls

SINGLES '

Ellie Casey, KU, d. Corrine Borrelli, R, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1; Denise Ledgerwood, KU, d. Laura Vela Mendoza, R, 6-1, 6-4; Alysia Yamasaki, KU, d. Annie Johnson, R, 6-0, 6-0; Zhibek Ibraeva, KU, v. Gillian Bentley, R, 6-2, 3-0 suspended rain.

DOUBLES ' Sarah Gawne-Lindsey Behrens, R, d. Ali Andrews-Nicole Butcher, 6-2, 6-3; Jennifer Abel-Andi Gingery, R, d. Amanda McLean-Hannah Honzel, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2; Kayla Hall-Beth Cruz, R, d. Lindsey Lund-Lacey Lund, 7-6 (4), 6-1; Jessica Spidal-Jessica Chan, KU, v. Laura Lasswell-Brook Smith, R, 6-1, 1-1 suspended rain.