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Buccino's double lifts Grizz in extras

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Nick Buccino’s two-run double highlighted Ashland’s four-run eighth that gave the Grizzlies an 8-5 extra-inning victory over Glenwood Springs of Colorado in the Greenway Festival on Tuesday afternoon.

Leadoff hitter Eli Westrick went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Rowan Amann 2-for-4 with a double and Traber Burns scored three times for the Grizzlies (5-3).

Evan McLennan picked up the pitching win for Ashland after tossing four innings of relief, surrendering three runs — all unearned — on five hits while striking out four without a walk.

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Buccino, McLennan (5) and Evans; Dalhallen and Kanzer. W — McLennan. L — Dalhallen. 2B — A: Westrick, Buccino, Amann, Drieling.

College Track & Field

GONZALEZ HONORED BY CCC: Southern Oregon senior Rhett Gonzalez was voted the Cascade Conference’s Red Lion Men’s Track Athlete of the Week on Monday after clinching a spot in the NAIA Outdoor Championships over the weekend.

At the Willamette Invitational, Gonzalez won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.52 seconds — good for the No. 2 time in the SOU record book and the No. 4 time on this season’s NAIA performance list. His mark was well under the NAIA ‘A’ standard of 14.75.

A product of Salinas, Calif., three weeks ago Gonzalez became an All-American at the NAIA Indoor Championships with a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles. He’ll be competing at the NAIA Outdoor Championships with the Raiders for the first time this spring.

SOU will bring a small contingent this weekend to the San Francisco State Distance Carnival.

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