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Ashland takes two from North Medford

SOC Roundup

Ashland received effective pitching from a pair of sophomores in the first game and went on to complete a Southern Oregon Conference baseball doubleheader sweep of North Medford Saturday.

The Grizzlies defeated the Black Tornado 7-1 and 8-4 at the North Medford High diamond.

We always have to play our best to beat (North) Medford, Ashland coach Don Senestraro said. When you get good pitching, everything else seems to come together pretty well.

In the opener, Tyler Killeen and Sam Gaviglio combined to limit North Medford to four hits and one run.

Killeen evened his record at 2-2 on the season by picking up victories in both ends of the twin bill.

Killeen had the Black Tornado (7-9, 6-6 SOC) blanked through four innings in Game — before giving up singles to Tony Salamone and Dustin Shipley to open the fifth.

— Gaviglio was summoned from the bullpen and surrendered a run-scoring single to Darren Bruhns. The hard-throwing Gaviglio got out of the inning without any more damage, then mowed down North in the final two frames to get the save.

For a sophomore, (Gaviglio) throws pretty well, said Senestraro. He's got good stuff. Sam throws a little harder than Tyler (Killeen).

Ashland (9-8, 6-6 SOC) scored three runs in the second inning, which proved to be all the runs the Grizzlies would need.

Tyson Senestraro opened the decisive rally with a walk and stole second. After two were out, Sheldon Cotts walked and both runners moved up on a passed ball.

North catcher Bruhns tried to pick off Senestraro at third, but threw wildly into left field allowing a run to score. Lewis Cebrell singled, then Max Gordon delivered a two-run double.

Cebrell had three hits in the opener to go with three walks in the nightcap.

Junior pitcher Shea Bedortha went the distance in the loss for North Medford. Bedortha struck out a season-high 10 batters.

Ashland broke open the second game with four runs in the fifth inning to take a 7-2 lead.

Robby Bruce rapped an RBI double, Senestraro followed with a two-run single and Wes Dodds hit a sacrifice fly to account for the runs.

FIRST GAME

Ashland.................................030 100 — ' 7 10 2

North Medford......................000 010 0 ' — 4 4

Killeen, S. Gaviglio (5) and Bruce; Bedortha and Bruhns. W ' Killeen (1-2). L ' Bedortha (2-3). 2B ' A: L. Cebrell, Gordon, Meza, San Nicholas.

SECOND GAME

Ashland................................003 041 0 ' 8 10 0

North Medford.....................101 010 — ' 4 5 4

San Nicholas, Killeen (4), C. Cebrell (5) and L. Cebrell; Jones, McCleery (5), Odom (7) and Bruhns, Longmire (7). W ' Killeen (2-2). L ' Jones (0-3). 2B ' A: Bruce. 3B ' A: San Nicholas.

SOUTH MEDFORD 4-3, GRANTS PASS 3-1 ' At Grants Pass, South Medford scored twice in the eighth inning of Game 2 for the SOC doubleheader sweep.

The wins improved the Panthers to 15-2, 10-2 SOC.

In the nightcap, Dane Happeny scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch in the eighth, and Rick Imhausen provided insurance with a single to score Ryan Odell.

Odell, who saved the first game, pitched a three-hitter in Game 2.

In the first contest, Jared Adamson's two-run homer keyed a three-run fifth inning for the Panthers. Adamson went 2-for-3 and had three RBIs.

Shawn O'Brien homered twice for the Cavemen (5-12, 3-9 SOC).

FIRST GAME

South Medford.........................001 030 0 ' 4 6 2

Grants Pass..............................002 010 0 ' — 7 2

George, Camp (6), Odell (7) and Koziol; Murray and Garcia. W ' George. L ' Murray (4-3). 2B ' SM: Austad; GP: Murray. HR ' SM: J. Adamson; GP: O'Brien 2.

SECOND GAME

South Medford.....................0100 000 02 ' — 7 2

Grants Pass............................000 100 00 ' — 3 0

Odell and Koziol; Sabo and Garcia. W ' Odell. L ' Sabo. 2B ' SM: Wilson. HR ' GP: Sabo.

CRATER 9-4, KLAMATH UNION 1-2 ' At Central Point, Tyler Schmidt homered and had five RBIs to lead Crater in Game — of the SOC sweep.

Schmidt ripped a three-run home run in the fourth inning to help the Comets (10-6, 8-4 SOC) pull away.

Crater's Chuckie Grabowski and Tyler Davis each added two hits in the opener. Chris Thomas struck out nine to record his fifth pitching win in six decisions.

Charlie Reina was 2-for-4 in the nightcap, and Cory Staniforth went 2-for-3, while Josh Zelecki improved to 3-1 on the mound.

Mark Cruz ripped a solo home run in Game — for Klamath Union, which fell to 0-12 in the SOC.

FIRST GAME

Klamath Union.........................100 000 0 ' — 5 0

Crater.........................................104 301 ' 9 10 0

Cornachione, Ramirez (4) and Cruz; Thomas and Reina. W ' Thomas (5-1). L ' Cornachione. 2B ' KU: Brooks; C: Schmidt, Staniforth. HR ' KU: Brooks; C: Schmidt (3).

SECOND GAME

Klamath Union.........................000 002 0 ' 2 6 2

Crater.......................................100 201 x ' 4 8 3

Montgomery and Cruz; Zelecki, Davidson (6) and Reina. W ' Zelecki (3-1). L ' Montgomery.

ROSEBURG 4-18, EAGLE POINT 0-1 ' At Eagle Point, Blake Keitzman (6-0) pitched a two-hit shutout and sparked top-ranked Roseburg with five hits in the doubleheader at The Yard.

Keitzman blanked Eagle Point (8-9, 3-9 SOC) in the opener ' striking out 14 and walking two.

Eagle Point's hits came from Johnny Harvey to open the bottom of the first and Robby Hulla on a fifth-inning double.

The Indians (15-0, 12-0 SOC) broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the third inning. Keitzman started the rally with a one-out double and Brett Stephens followed with a single. Keitzman scored on an error on Randy Summers' fly ball, then Tyler Bentley stroked a two-run single.

Keitzman added an RBI single in the sixth.

In the second game, the Eagles' run came in the fourth when Nick Staller singled with one out, Derek Grieve walked and Sam Birch singled.

Keitzman went 3-for-4 to pace a 13-hit attack, scored three runs and had three RBIs. Stephens added three hits, three runs and one RBI.

Mitchell Nelson and Summers each contributed two hits and combined for five runs and five RBIs for the Indians.

FIRST GAME

Roseburg..................................003 001 0 ' 4 8 0

Eagle Point...............................000 000 0 ' 0 2 4

Keitzman and Bruggeman; Bateman and Adams. W ' Keitzman (6-0). L ' Bateman (0-4). 2B ' R: Keitzman, Summers; EP: Hulla

SECOND GAME

Roseburg.............................421 1(10) ' 18 13 0

Eagle Point..........................000 — 0 ' — 3 6

Thompson and Bruggeman; Grieve, Smith (5), Willis (5) and Adams. W ' Thompson (5-0). L ' Grieve (3-4). 2B ' R: Allred, Nelson. HR ' R: Summers.