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Jones registers first varsity win for North

Prep Baseball

GRANTS PASS ' Andrew Jones put the North Medford baseball team back on the winning track with his first varsity pitching victory.

The Black Tornado had dropped four of five Southern Oregon Conference outings entering Tuesday's game at Grants Pass.

The sophomore pitcher responded with a four-hit, five-inning shutout, and the Black Tornado offense came alive en route to a 10-0 victory over the Cavemen.

Jones (1-3) struck out eight and walked one.

We've faced (Jones) before, said Grants Pass coach Stacy Morgan. It wasn't so much his pitching as their ability to score runs and put us in a catch-up mode. They swung the bat well.

North Medford (8-9, 7-6 SOC) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, then used two home runs in a four-run third to put Grants Pass (5-14, 3-11 SOC) in a big hole.

— Abe Eubank opened the inning off Grants Pass starter Craig Dolmage with his third home run of the season to give North a 3-0 lead.

With two out and a runner on, Aaron Marlia belted a homer off reliever Tim Sabo to cap the rally.

Marlia was one of four Black Tornado players with two hits. He went 2-for-3, knocked in three runs and scored twice to pace a 12-hit attack.

Dustin Shipley, Eubank and Darren Bruhns also had two hits each for North.

North Medford........................204 13 ' 10 12 0

Grants Pass.............................000 00 ' 0 4 2

Jones and Bruhns; Dolmage, Sabo (3), Z. Morgan (5) and P. Morgan. W ' Jones (1-3). L 'Dolmage. 2B ' NM: Eubank, Odom, Salamone, Shipley. HR ' NM: Eubank (3), Marlia (1).

ROSEBURG 11, KLAMATH UNION — ' At Roseburg, Blake Keitzman kept Roseburg perfect, pitching a four-hitter in the SOC game.

Keitzman fanned 11 and walked one. He is 7-0 for the Indians (16-0, 13-0 SOC).

Randy Summers and John Tommasini were both 2-for-3 for the Indians, and Boone Farrington added two runs and two RBIs.

Klamath Union............................100 000 ' — 4 2

Roseburg.................................110 045 ' 11 11 2

Cornachione, Montgomery (2), Waardenburg (5) and Cruz; Keitzman and Brugerman. W ' Keitzman (7-0). L ' Cornachione. 2B ' R: Summers, Farrington.

Skyline Conference

ROGUE RIVER 10, ILLINOIS VALLEY 2 ' At Rogue River, Kelly White went 3-for-3, scored three runs and drove in two to lead Rogue River to the Skyline victory.

Spencer Frantz chipped in for the Chieftains (8-9-1, 5-6 Skyline), going 2-for-3, while Joe Christie hit a triple.

Illinois Valley.........................000 200 0 ' 2 5 1

Rogue River..........................021 151 x ' 10 10 1

Bergman, Hocker (5) and Thomas; Heberman, Burman (5) and Perston. W ' Heberman (2-5). L ' Heberman. 2B ' RR: Perston; 3B ' RR: Christie.

MAZAMA 20, NORTH VALLEY 2 ' At Merlin, Mazama exploded for 10 runs in the seventh inning of the Skyline contest.

The Vikings' Tyler McGoveran compiled four hits ' a home run and three doubles ' and drove in seven runs.

Mazama...........................003 304 (10) ' 20 19 1

North Valley................................200 000 ' 2 6 3

Reed, Wagner (5), McGoveran (7) and Dean; Schilling, Ellis (7), Holmstead (7) and Olden. W ' Reed. L ' Schilling. 2B ' M: McGoveran 3, Larsen, Dean; NV: Warren, Suits. HR ' Blake, McGoveran; NV: Stickler.

HENLEY 11, HIDDEN VALLEY — ' At Klamath Falls, K.C. Harris allowed three hits to propel Henley to its 10th Skyline win.

The game ended on Kurt Lupinski's RBI with one out in the fifth because of the 10-run rule.

Henley's Colin Stock and Chris Herr each had a pair of hits and Andrew Robatcek had two RBIs for the Hornets (12-4, 10-0 Skyline).

Hidden Valley................................010 00 ' — 3 2

Henley........................................511 13 ' 11 12 1

Hayden, Lord (4) and Bagwell; Harris and Hoppe. W ' Harris (4-2). L ' Hayden. 2B ' H: Nygren, Mastroianni, Hoppe, Robatcek, Rosser. HV: Wardle.

District 6

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 20, ST. MARY'S 6, 5 innings '

Cascade Christian scored 12 first-inning runs in the SCL rout.

Aaron Grissom was 3-for-3 with four RBIs, Matt Hauser was 3-for-4 and Kyle Campbell was 2-for-2 to lead the Challengers (8-8, 2-5 District 6).

St. Mary's fell to 1-10 overall and 1-6 in league.

Cascade Christian................(12)00 62 ' 20 14 2

St. Mary's...................................210 30 ' 6 — 6

Cheney, Sha (3), Hall (4) and Banks; Schrader, Ortlip-Hume (3) and Hoffman. W ' Cheney (3-1). L ' Schrader (1-6). 3B ' CC: Evans, Grissom.

BUTTE FALLS/PROSPECT 7, LOST RIVER — ' At Merrill, Chris Stephenson struck out 10 and allowed three hits to lead Butte Falls/Prospect.

Stephenson also scored three runs and stole four bases, and teammate Darryl Swearingen went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs for the Loggers (11-6, 4-3 District 6).

Butte Falls/Prospect...............103 200 — ' 7 7 0

Lost River.................................000 100 0 ' — 3 1

Stephenson and L. Strickland; Thompson, Donohoe (5) and Hickey. W ' Stephenson (3-3). L ' Thompson. 2B ' BF: Swearingen, Ross; 3B ' LR: Hickey.