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Chiefs persevere in doubleheader victory

SUTHERLIN — Rogue River coach John White was dealing with some obstacles against Sutherlin in a nonconference baseball doubleheader Saturday.

The Chieftains came into the twin bill with a depleted pitching staff and three starters missing.

But Rogue River demonstrated some heart by coming from behind in both games to sweep the Bulldogs, 8-7 and 9-8.

"Today we had no seniors on the field," said White. "It was like we were playing with next year's team. We just kind of hung in there and got it done."

Eli Haberman, Kelly White and Nick Cortez had multiple hits in both games for the Chiefs (7-2).

Haberman got three hits and scored three runs, including the winning tally, in the opener. The junior third baseman added two more hits in the nightcap.

"(Haberman) swings it pretty good," said coach White.

In Game 1, Rogue River overcame a 4-1 deficit and scored the winning run in the seventh inning.

With two outs in the seventh, Haberman walked, White singled and freshman catcher Brendan Schoner delivered the game-winning hit.

Junior Carson Frantz (2-0) struck out 10 and went the distance for the win.

In Game 2, the Chiefs fell behind 6-4 after four innings. But Rogue River scored three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to take the lead for good.

In the sixth, Frantz and White opened with walks. Schoner singled, but Frantz was thrown out at the plate trying to score on the hit. After both runners moved up on a passed ball, Cortez followed with a two-run single. Cortez scored the winning run on an error.

Joe Christie (1-0) picked up the win in relief and Haberman recorded his second save by pitching a scoreless seventh.

"Our pitching staff is depleted," said White, whose team played a doubleheader on Thursday. "We pitched our shortstop and second baseman. We dug really deep."

FIRST GAME

Rogue River 010 231 1 — 8 8 2

Sutherlin 040 003 0 — 7 8 4

Frantz and Schoner; Jaramillo, Dage (6) and Gilman. W — Frantz (2-0). L — Dage. 2B — RR: Haberman, White, Cortez. 3B — RR: Haberman. HR — S: Zenez.

SECOND GAME

Rogue River 200 133 0 — 9 11 2

Sutherlin 102 320 0 — 8 7 3

White, Christie (4), Haberman (7) and Schoner; Rogers, Bombera (5) and Gilman. W — J. Christie (1-0). L — Rogers.

u ROSEBURG 6, SOUTHRIDGE 0 — At Roseburg, senior pitcher Scott Allred blanked Southridge on three hits through six innings and Brett Poitner completed the shutout with one inning of relief.

Allred struck out seven and walked three to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Jordan Guthrie went 3-for-4 with two RBIs to spark the Roseburg (5-1) attack. John Tommasini smacked two doubles and scored twice for the Indians.

Southridge 000 000 0 — 0 4 2

Roseburg 001 221 x — 6 7 1

Goodling, Brock (6) and Coleman; Allred, Poitner (7) and Hansen. W — Allred (2-1). L — Goodling. 2B — R: Guthrie, Tommasini 2.

u KLAMATH UNION 2-2, GLIDE 1-4 — At Glide, junior Jake Waardenburg threw a three-hitter and struck out 10 as Klamath Union edged Glide for its first win of the season.

The host Wildcats took the nightcap.

Aaron Montgomery went 4-for-5 on the day for the Pelicans. Brent McCarty went 2-for-3 with an RBI in each game.

FIRST GAME

Klamath Union 101 000 0 — 2 5 1

Glide 000 001 0 — 1 3 1

Waardenburg and McCarty; Fields and Olson. W — Waardenburg. L — Fields.

SECOND GAME

Klamath Union 000 010 1 — 2 5 3

Glide 200 200 0 — 4 9 1

Montgomery, Cruz (6) and McCarty; Jackson and Olson. W — Jackson. L — Montgomery. 2B — KU: Quigley; G: Jackson. 3B — KU: Waardenburg.

Softball

u GRANTS PASS WINS TOURNAMENT — At Arcata, Calif., Grants Pass improved to 9-0 by picking up two wins to claim the Arcata Tournament championship.

The Cavers, who have yet to give up a run this year, defeated Ferndale, Calif., 8-0 in the semifinals, then blanked Del Norte of Crescent City, 13-0, in six innings in the championship.

Chelsea Chamberlain gave up two hits and struck out 10 in five innings of work over both games to improve to 4-0. Teammate Morgan Barnes upped her record to 3-0 after fanning 12 and giving up three hits in seven innings combined.

Cami Bennett went 4-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the Cavers against Ferndale, while Chamberlain and Emily Woolf each had two RBIs.

Against Del Norte, Tara Glover was 3-for-3, Morgan Barnes went 2-for-4 and Bre Amaranthus had two hits and three RBIs.

Grants Pass 120 113 0 —8 8 0

Ferndale 000 000 0 —0 2 2

Chamberlain, Barnes (5) and Woolf; Besstlanos and Albers. W — Chamberlain (4-0). L — Besstlanos.

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Grants Pass 301 225 —13 13 3

Del Norte 000 000 —0 3 9

Barnes, Chamberlain (6) and Woolf; Berquist and Lesina. W — Barnes (3-0). L — Berquist. 2B — GP: Woolf.

u ROSEBURG 9, SPRINGFIELD 0 — At Springfield, second-ranked Roseburg improved to 10-0 behind its seventh shutout of the season.

Mikayla Endicott, Kendra Georga and Krista Conn combined on the one-hit shutout.

Leading the 18-hit attack for the Indians was Katie Kinney, who went 3-for-4 with two runs. Whitney Harris was 2-for-5 with three RBIs and Nikki Bassett went 2-for-2.

Roseburg 160 002 0 —9 18 1

Springfield 000 000 0 —0 1 1

Endicott, George (2), Conn (7) and Johnston, Walker (2); Wasson and Brown. W — George (2-0). L — Wasson. 2B — R: Harris, Bassett, Kinney, Campos.

Track and Field

u STANFORD INVITATIONAL — At Stanford, Calif., freshman Josh Elliott shattered former Crater standout Isaac Stoutenburgh's freshman record in the 3,000-meter run at the prestigious event.

Elliott raced to a time of 9:03.91. Stoutenburgh's mark was 9:21.

The distance medley team of Jake Keyser, Wyatt Brice, Ryan Santana and Zach Elliott teamed up to take 10th out of 40 teams with a time of 10:50.3.

Keyser ran his leg in the 1,200, Brice in the 400, Santana in the 800 and Zach Elliott in the mile.

u BURT WILLIAMS INVITATIONAL — At Lake Shasta City, Calif., St. Mary's High sprinter Max Miller sped to a lifetime best of 23.1 seconds to win the 200-meter dash and set a meet record of 52.01 to win the 400 at the Burt Williams Invitational.

The Crusaders also got a good effort from Mike Seus, who clocked 2:08.65 to take second in the 800.

Miller and Seus later teamed with Martin Nelson and A.J. Leep to win the 4x400 relay, clocking 3:46.8.

In the girls' competition, Hannah Picknell of St. Mary's took fourth in the discus (68 feet, 7 inches) and sixth in the shot put (23-11).