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Panthers' Mondale blanks South Eugene in SWC tilt

Sophomore pitcher Jessica Mondale tossed a one-hit shutout to lead the South Medford softball team to a 3-0 victory over South Eugene in the Southwest Conference opener for both schools at Fagone Field Tuesday.

In her first conference start at the varsity level, Mondale struck out eight and improved to 4-6 on the season.

Kinzie Towry went 2-for-4 with two runs, and Samantha Matarese was 2-for-3 for the Panthers (4-6, 1-0 SWC).

Towry scored South Medford's first run in the third inning after a pair of errors by the Axemen.

In the fifth, Towry doubled and scored on a Matarese double for a 2-0 lead. Raelene Rolie also had an RBI single in the inning that scored Matarese.

Margarite Waddell struck out 10 in a losing effort for South Eugene (7-4, 0-1).

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Waddell and Shortreed; Mondale and Dixon. W — Mondale (4-6). L — Waddell. 2B — SM: Towry, Matarese.

U SHELDON 6, NORTH MEDFORD 3 — At Eugene, Kelly Washburn hit a two-run home run in the second inning to help Sheldon to the Southwest Conference win.

For North Medford (5-5, 0-1 SWC), Amanda Volgarino hit a solo home run in the sixth. Volgarino went 2-for-3 and had three RBIs, and Katie Gould went 2-for-4 and scored a run.

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Schmidt and Sevano; Stanley and Ta. Brown. W — Stanley, L — Schmidt (5-4). 2B — S: Te. Brown; HR — S: Washburn, NM; Volgarino.

u ROSEBURG 1, GRANTS PASS 0, 8 innings — At Roseburg, Mikayla Endicott struck out 19 batters and gave up four hits for Roseburg in the eight-inning SWC contest.

Freshman Crysta Conn singled home Brandi Campos, who reached on a double, in the eighth with two outs for the game-winner.

Whitney Harris led the second-ranked Indians (12-0, 1-0) with two hits.

Pitcher Chelsea Chamberlain struck out seven for Grants Pass (10-2, 0-1) in the loss.

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Chamberlain and Woolf; Endicott and Johnston. W — Endicott (10-0). L — Chamberlain. 2B — R: Campos.

Southern Sky

U CRATER 9-2, ASHLAND 4-5 — At Central Point, Crater earned a late win in the opener, but three seventh-inning errors in the nightcap led to three Ashland runs as the SSC foes split.

In Game 1, the Comets (13-3, 3-1 SSC) pulled away with seven runs in the bottom of the sixth, led by Haley Hevern's two-run single.

Hevern, Susan Winningham and Ashleigh Larson were all 2-for-4, and Ashleigh Cuddie struck out seven in seven innings for Crater.

In Game 2, Bella Pribyl held the Comets to five hits and Ashland took advantage of five Crater errors.

Winningham had two triples and a double on the afternoon.

FIRST GAME

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Pribyl and Cantrell; Cuddie and Winningham. W — Cuddie (8-1). L — Pribyl. 2B — C: Winningham, Hevern, Lokeno. 3B — A: Silbowitz; C: Winningham.

SECOND GAME

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Pribyl and Cantrell; Reed and Lokeno. W — Pribyl. L — Reed (3-2). 2B — A: Santer; C: Larson, Hevern, Cuddie. 3B — C: Winningham.

Skyline

u NORTH VALLEY 6, PHOENIX 0 — At Merlin, Trista Morton tossed a two-hit shutout and Rachel Conard had two triples to lead North Valley past Phoenix in the Skyline opener for both teams.

The Knights (6-6, 1-0 Skyline) scored five runs in the third inning on two hits and three Phoenix errors to break the game open and drop the Pirates to 1-11 overall.

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Lockett, Engle (6) and Singleton, Scoggins (2); Morton and R. Conard. W — Morton. L — Lockett. 3B — NV: R. Conard.

U HIDDEN VALLEY 13, ILLINOIS VALLEY 4 — At Cave Junction, Hidden Valley's Angie D'Angelo struck out 11 and kept Illinois Valley scoreless after the first inning.

Katie Stoffert and D'Angelo each doubled for Hidden Valley (7-4, 1-0 Skyline).

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N. Harris, D'Angelo (1) and Hennig; Brunnett and Hoskins. W — D'Angelo (4-2), L — Brunnett. 2B — HV: D'Angelo, Stoffert.

District 4

u ST. MARY'S 6, BONANZA 4 — St. Mary's overcame nine errors to improve to 3-1 in District 4 play.

Sarah Miller went 2-for-4 with two steals, while Bri Williams ran her pitching record to 4-0.

The Crusaders (5-4 overall) scored three runs — one off a walk and two off passed balls — in the sixth inning to pull ahead.

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Newman, Merkley (6) and Walker; Williams and Lass. W — Williams (4-0). L — Newman. 2B — B: Merkley.

u CASCADE CHRISTIAN 13, LAKEVIEW 3, 5 innings — Debbie Gettman and Rebecca Fronek each had two hits to lead Cascade Christian to a five-inning rout.

Chessa Fait notched the win, and the Challengers (5-2, 3-1 SCL) took advantage of seven walks and four hit batsmen by Lakeview pitching.

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Pardue, Evensole (5) and Corona; Fait and Fronek. W — Fait (5-2). L — Pardue. 2B — CC: Gettman. 3B — L: Evensole.

u CHILOQUIN 13, BUTTE FALLS-PROSPECT 2, 5 innings — At Butte Falls, Chiloquin scored in every inning in the District 4 win over Butte Falls (1-11, 1-5 Dist. 4).

The Loggers had two hits, one by Jossalyn Burg in the first inning and one by Chelsie Stephens in the fourth. Stephens' hit scored Burg, who was hit by a pitch.

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Martinez and Dawson; Stephens, Wright (4) and Kirkpatrick, Anderson (4). W— Martinez. L — Stephens (0-1). 3B — C: Dawson.