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South edges GP in wild affair

Prep Baseball

In a baseball game boasting 35 hits, Rick Imhausen may have had the biggest of them all Tuesday in helping South Medford to a 13-11 triumph over Grants Pass at Harry and David Field.

The No. 6-ranked Panthers built an 8-0 lead after two innings but saw that quickly vanish in the top of the third when the Cavemen answered in stunning fashion with nine runs of their own.

Mark Austad helped South (19-5, 14-5) battle back to tie the game in the bottom half of the inning with an RBI triple, then Imhausen put momentum back on the Panthers' side with a two-run home run to left field for an 11-9 lead.

That was huge, South coach Steve Antich said of the homer. It was on a 2-2 count with two outs, and we really needed to answer back after giving up the lead.

The Panthers built their lead to 13-9 but Grants Pass (8-17, 6-13) made it interesting to the end with solo home runs by Sean O'Brien and Craig Dolmage.

It was just a bizarre game, said Antich. It was like a circus out there.

— The Cavemen used eight singles and a couple walks to score their nine runs in the third, with Tommy George coming on in relief to end the scoring spree.

They didn't have a single extra-base hit, Antich said in disbelief. They just had what seemed like a million singles to short left or short right field.

Tommy (George) did a good job, added the coach. He came in and just stopped the tide. There was still one out in that inning and he did his job and shut them down. Tommy was huge for us.

Imhausen led South with five RBIs after going 3-for-3, with Zach Wilson 3-for-4, Taylor Comford 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Ben Koziol 3-for-4 with one RBI. Jared Adamson added a double and triple and two RBIs.

For GP, O'Brien was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and Dolmage 4-for-5 with two RBIs.

Grants Pass..........................009 000 2 ' 11 16 3

South Medford.....................353 011 x ' 13 19 0

Murray, Sabo (3) and Garcia; Robinson, Camp (3), George (3) and Koziol. W ' George (5-1). L ' Sabo. 2B ' SM: Adamson. 3B ' SM: Adamson, Austad, Imhausen. HR ' GP: O'Brien, Dolmage; SM: Imhausen (1).

CRATER 12, KLAMATH UNION 9 ' At Klamath Falls, Crater took advantage of four errors by Klamath Union in the fifth inning to rally for the SOC victory at Kiger Stadium.

Charlie Reina had two solo homers among his three hits and Chuckie Grabowski was 5-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs to pace Crater (14-9, 12-7 SOC).

Brent McCarty had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Pelicans (3-21, 1-18).

Crater....................................410 052 0 ' 12 18 1

Klamath Union.......................104 310 0 ' 9 18 6

Davidson, Zelecki (4) and Reina; Cornachione, Ramirez (3), Waardenburg (5) and McCarty, M. Cruz (6). W ' Zelecki. L ' Ramirez (1-4). 2B ' C: Staniforth 2, Grabowski, Boskovich; KU: Brooks, M. Cruz, Waardenburg. HR ' C: Reina 2, Grabowski.

ROSEBURG 2, EAGLE POINT — ' At Roseburg, senior pitcher Blake Keitzman allowed three hits and struck out 14 in addition to scoring both runs for top-ranked Roseburg (21-1, 18-1 SOC).

Eagle Point pitcher Nick Staller also tossed a three hitter and fanned five.

The Eagles (10-14, 5-14) took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Shasta Bateman singled, moved to second on a sacrifice and scored on Rob Hulla's single.

Keitzman singled and scored an unearned run in the fourth to tie the score at 1-all.

Keitzman tallied the winning run in the sixth when he singled with one out, stole second and scored on a single by Randy Summers.

Eagle Point..............................010 000 0 ' — 3 1

Roseburg.................................000 101 x ' 2 — 0

Staller and Adams; Keitzman and Bruggeman. W ' Keitzman (10-0). L ' Staller.

Skyline Conference

PHOENIX 16, ILLINOIS VALLEY 2, 5 innings

' At Cave Junction, Phoenix senior Aaron Decker was 3-for-5 with three runs, two stolen bases and five RBIs and Nick Abney was 3-for-3 with four runs and two RBIs to lead the Pirates (17-6, 13-2 Skyline).

Kyle Giron added two hits and two RBIs, Nick Amuchastegui had two hits and one RBI and sophomore Nick Workman was 2-for-3 with three RBIs for Phoenix.

Doug Hoskins had two hits for Illinois Valley (0-19, 0-16 Skyline).

Phoenix......................................492 10 ' 16 15 2

Illinois Valley................................200 00 ' 2 4 6

Abney, Barrett (4) and Giron; Bergman, Anderson (2) and Thomas. W ' Abney (3-0). L ' Bergman. 2B ' P: Abney. 3B ' P: Abney, Decker.

MAZAMA 15, HIDDEN VALLEY 5, 5 innings

' At Klamath Falls, Tyler McGoveran belted two home runs among his three hits and had five RBIs to lead Mazama (15-7, 12-3 Skyline).

Jon Larsen and Larry Wagner each added three hits and two RBIs for the Vikings.

Hidden Valley................................000 14 ' 5 6 4

Mazama.....................................533 04 ' 15 17 4

Glenn and Bagwell; Wagner, Reed (3), Stratton (5) and Dean, Connor (3). W ' Wagner. L ' Glenn. 2B ' HV: Sward; M: Connor, McGoveran, Robinson, Stratton. HR ' M: Larsen, McGoveran 2.

NORTH VALLEY 12, ROGUE RIVER 10 ' At Merlin, Duane Ogden went 3-for-3 and knocked in two runs as North Valley (3-12 Skyline) outslugged Rogue River (8-13-1, 5-10 Skyline).

Senior Spencer Frantz cracked a two-run homer for the Chieftains, and his sophomore brother, Carson, went 4-for-5 with three RBIs.

Rogue River........................ 201 202 — ' 10 13 4

North Valley.........................503 202 x ' 12 13 3

Burman, Watson (3), Haberman (6) and Perston; Schilling and Ogden. W ' Schilling. L ' Burman (2-4). 2B ' RR: Haberman; NV: McDonald. HR ' RR: Frantz (7).

Southern Cascade League

GLENDALE 11, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 0 ' At Glendale, Ben Flemming hit a home run and combined with Bret Prock for six RBIs to help Glendale coast to a District 6 win.

Derek Evans pitched respectably for Cascade Christian (11-11, 5-8 Dist. 6) as only two of Glendale's 11 runs were earned.

Cascade Christian....................000 00 ' 0 4 2

Glendale....................................410 6x ' 11 10 0

Evans and Bank; Flemming and Prock. W ' Evans (3-5). L ' Flemming. 2B ' CC: Campbell; 3B ' G: Prock. HR ' G: Flemming.

RIDDLE 23, ST. MARY'S — '

At Riddle, Chad Hanson hit his fifth home run of the season and struck out seven batters in three innings to power Riddle (17-4, 11-2 SCL) to the Southern Cascade League win.

The Irish rouged up the young Crusaders (1-18, 1-12 SCL) for 10 runs in the first inning and nine more in the third.

St. Mary's...................................... 000 0 — - — 4 7

Riddle .....................................(10)49 0x - 23 14 2

Brimble, Hume (3) and Hoffman; Hanson, Roy (4) and Barron, Goldbeck (3). WP ' Hanson (3-1). LP ' Brimble. HR ' Hanson (R). 2B ' Schrader (SM); Broggi (R), Barron (R).

District 6

BUTTE FALLS/PROSPECT 13, CHILOQUIN 3, 5 innings '

At Chiloquin, Darryl Swearingen went 4-for-4 with three doubles and an RBI to power Butte Falls/Prospect past Chiloquin.

Swearingen also started at pitcher for the Loggers (16-7, 9-4 District 6), striking out all six batters he faced before being relieved in the third by Chris Stephenson.

Stephenson went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Butte Falls/Prospect................123 16 ' 13 12 3

Chiloquin.......................................000 30 ' — 2 4

Swearingen, C. Stephenson (3), Ross (4) and C. Stephenson, Strickland (3); McAda and Ortif. W ' C. Stephenson. L ' McAda. 2B ' BF: Swearingen 3, C. Stephenson.