Southridge crushes Grants Pass twice
GRANTS PASS — Kevin Coleman had quite an offensive display for Southridge in non-conference baseball Friday.
Grants Pass failed to retire Coleman in either end of the doubleheader as the visiting Skyhawks crushed the Cavemen in a pair of five inning games, 23-0 and 14-1.
In the opener, Coleman got Southridge off to a fast start with a three-run homer in the first, then hit a grand slam in the third in his only other official at bat. Coleman's two blasts plus a walk accounted for eight RBIs.
Coleman went 2-for-2 with two RBIs in the nightcap.
"(Coleman) was the crux of their big blows," said Grants Pass coach Stacy Morgan. "We just weren't very good in all facets. We didn't pitch, catch or hit well."
While the Skyhawks took advantage of 16 hits and 12 walks in Game 1, pitcher Alex Hope handcuffed Grants Pass on one hit. Hope struck out five and walked one.
The Cavemen's lone hit can on Shawn O'Brien's two-out double in the fourth inning.
Southridge pitcher Mitch Wise limited the Cavemen to four hits with three strikeouts and one walk in the second game.
The Grants Pass run came in the fourth inning when O'Brien opened with a single and scored on a double by Page Morgan.
"We're not as bad as we played today," said Morgan, whose team issued 20 walks and committed seven errors in the twinbill and fell to 2-6 on the season. "We're trying to find an identity."
Southridge 366 80 — 23 16 0
Grants Pass 000 00 — 0 1 5
Hope and Coleman; Chaldu, Miller (2), O'Brien (4), P. Morgan (4) and P. Morgan, Saxton (4). W — Hope. L — Chaldu (0-2). 2B — S: Fitzgerald; GP: O'Brien. HR — S: Coleman 2.
Southridge 125 14 — 14 10 0
Grants Pass 000 10 — 1 4 2
Wise and Brock; Suthann, Dolmage (4) and P. Morgan. W — Wise. L — Suthann (0-2). 2B — S: Olezuckeck, Myers, Coleman, Brown; GP: Dolmage, P. Morgan.
u DOUGLAS 10-7, HIDDEN VALLEY 5-4 — At Grants Pass, Tim Bellando's three extra base hits sparked a 21-hit attack by Douglas in the doubleheader at Agnew-Lytle Field.
For Hidden Valley (2-4), Eddie Lord had three hits and three RBIs in Game 1, while Matt Stuart and Jason Reese collected a pair of hits each in the nightcap.
Douglas 321 210 1 — 10 11 5
Hidden Valley 110 210 0 — 5 7 2
Perron and Quimby, Norton (6); Wardle, Lord (6) and Lord, Sells (6). W — Perron. L — Wardle (0-2). 2B — D: Norton, Bellando; HV: Shahan.3B — D: Perron, Bellando.
Douglas 120 040 0 — 7 10 5
Hidden Valley 200 200 0 — 4 8 5
Bohnenkamp and Quimby; Hayden, Lord (5) and Sells. W — Bohnenkamp. L — Hayden (1-2). 2B — D: Bohnenkamp, Walton, Norton, Bellando; HV: Hayden, Reese. 3B — D: Perron.
u ROGUE RIVER 6-8, ELMIRA 1-7 — At Elmira on Thursday, junior pitcher Eli Haberman donned a Superman's cape for Rogue River, firing a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts in the first game and picking up a save in the second game as the Chieftains swept Elmira.
Ryan Castro's two-run single sparked a four-run first inning as Rogue River (5-2) got off to a quick start offensively in Game 1.
In Game 2, Joe Christie, Carson Frantz, Haberman and Mike Christie smashed doubles and Brendan Schoner and Kelly White hit singles during a six-run third inning.
Elmira fought back, pulling within 8-7 with the tying and go-ahead runs on base with two outs in the sixth inning. Enter Haberman, who ended the threat with a strikeout, then punched out three more Falcons in the seventh, giving him 18 strikeouts on the day.
Haberman had three hits in Game 2, and Joe Christie, Mike Christie and White added two each.
Rogue River 400 020 0 — 6 6 3
Elmira 001 000 0 — 1 1 5
Haberman and Castro, Schoner (5). Hopkins and Mosher. W — Haberman (2-1). L — Hopkins.
Rogue River 006 200 0 — 8 12 1
Elmira 202 120 0 — 7 5 5
Castro, Frantz (3), Haberman (6) and Schoner. Hammontree, Nygren (5) and Long. W — Frantz (1-0). 2B — RR: J. Christie, M. Christie, Frantz, Haberman.