Endicott mows down North in rain-shortened contest
Minus its offensive spark plug, the North Medford softball team couldn't contend against one of the state's top hurlers at Fagone Field on Saturday.
Roseburg's Mikayla Endicott struck out 13 and gave up just two hits to lead the unbeaten and second-ranked Indians to a 5-0, rain-shortened victory in five innings over the Black Tornado. The second game of the Southwest Conference doubleheader was moved to Monday at 4:30 p.m. due to rain.
Black Tornado all-state center fielder Katie Gould tore her ACL last Monday in a twin bill against Grants Pass and will miss the remainder of her senior season.
"That was tough," said North Medford coach Mike Mayben. "She found out Thursday night and they're going to do an MRI and maybe surgery next week.
"She had started off extremely well for her senior year."
Endicott made quick work of North Medford hitters to move her pitching record to 13-0.
"Endicott is the real deal," said Mayben. "She's very good, and their bats make for a tough lineup, too."
Roseburg (16-0, 5-0 SWC) broke the game open in the fifth with four runs. Cadee Kinne had a two-out RBI single, Whitney Harris struck for a two-run hit and Jazmine Crowe capped the inning with another RBI single.
Harris, Crowe and Brandi Campos each went 2-for-3 to pace the Indians.
Taylor Schmidt took the loss despite a solid outing until the fifth inning.
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Endicott and Johnston; Schmidt and Sevano. W — Endicott (13-0). L — Schmidt (6-7). 2B — R: Conn; NM: Volgarino.
GRANTS PASS 15-9, SOUTH EUGENE 1-2 — At Grants Pass, Grants Pass rode big innings in each game of the SWC sweep.
In the opener, the Cavers (15-2, 5-1 SWC) scored 11 first-inning runs, and in the nightcap, they tallied six in the fifth.
In Game 1, GP's Morgan Barnes was 3-for-4 with two runs, and Tara Glover was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. D Jantzer had two hits and drove in two runs. Pitcher Chelsea Chamberlain allowed two hits and struck out seven in three innings of the first game.
In Game 2, the Cavers' Cami Bennett was 3-for-3, with two runs and two RBIs, and Lindy Sippola was 2-for-3.
South Eugene 100 00 — 1 3 1
Grants Pass (11)13 0x — 15 13 1
Waddell and Meyer; Chamberlain, Jantzer (4) and Misfeldt. W — Chamberlain (7-1). L — Waddell. 2B — GP: Barnes. 3B — GP: Barnes, Jantzer.
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Waddell and Shortreed; Barnes, Jantzer (5) and Woolf. W — Barnes (6-1). L — Waddell. 2B — SE: Meyer, Misclla, Shortreed; GP: Sippola.
CRATER 5, EAGLE POINT 4, 8 innings — At Central Point, Susan Winningham ripped a walk-off triple in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Crater to a conference win over Eagle Point.
The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was postponed because of rain.
Winningham's hit scored Breyanna Reed from second base. Reed was pinch-running for Mariann DeClerck, who singled to lead off the frame.
The Comets (16-3, 4-1 SSC) trailed 4-3 entering the seventh. Winningham, who was 2-for-5, singled to lead off and eventually came around to score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Ashleigh Cuddie.
Emily Morrill went 3-for-3 and Haley Hevern was 2-for-3 for Crater.
Eagle Point (13-3, 1-1 SSC) pounded out 12 hits, including a solo home run from Terrah Whipple and a two-run blast from Ashley Josephson in the third inning.
Also for the Eagles, Dawn Wilkerson went 3-for-5 and Whipple and Tenille Anderson each went 2-for-4. Pitcher Kirsten Emigh suffered her first loss in 11 decisions.
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Crater 001 011 11 — 5 11 2
Emigh and Griggs; Cuddie and Winningham. W — Cuddie (11-1). L — Emigh. 2B — EP: Anderson, Wilkerson; C: Morrill, Larson. 3B — C: Winningham. HR — EP: Whipple, Josephson.
ASHLAND 3-3, MAZAMA 0-2 — At Ashland, Bella Pribyl dominated on the mound and Ashland got key hits when needed to lead the Grizzlies to a Southern Sky Conference sweep.
Pribyl struck out seven and allowed only one hit with one walk in the opener, then followed that up by tossing a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts in the nightcap.
Ashland (9-7, 3-1 SSC) scored all three of its runs in Game 1 with two outs in the sixth. Sara Silbowitz singled and stole second to spark the surge and scored on an Amanda Good single. April Jorgensen followed with a two-run single.
In Game 2, Good hit a leadoff triple in the sixth with the score tied 2-2. Kiley Cantrell then brought her home with the winning run on a sacrifice fly.
Silbowitz and Cantrell each went 2-for-3 in Game 2.
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Ashland 000 003 x — 3 6 1
Edwards and Borror; Pribyl and Cantrell. W — Pribyl (8-5). L — Edwards.
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Ashland 100 011 x — 3 5 5
Edwards and Borror; Pribyl and Cantrell. W — Pribyl (9-5). 2B — M: Whiteley. 3B — A: Good.
HENLEY 11, ILLINOIS VALLEY 4 — At Klamath Falls, Sierra Patzke sparked Henley with three RBIs in the opener. The nightcap was postponed because of rain.
ST. MARY'S 12, BUTTE FALLS-PROSPECT 0 — At Butte Falls, St. Mary's junior pitcher Bri Williams tossed a two-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts.
The second game of the twin bill was rained out and will be played at 4:30 p.m. on Monday at Butte Falls (2-13, 2-7 Dist. 4).
Sarah Miller went 3-for-4 to pace the Crusader (7-4, 6-2 Dist. 4) 14-hit attack. Williams contributed two hits and five RBIs and Jill Asher provided two hits.
St. Mary's 211 400 4 — 12 14 1
Butte Falls-Prospect 000 000 0 — 0 2 2
Williams and Lass; Ross and Anderson. W — Williams (5-1). L — Ross. 2B — SM: Asher, Lass, Williams.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 4-10, CHILOQUIN 3-6 — Cascade Christian freshman catcher Rebecca Fronek hit a go-ahead grand slam in the fifth inning of Game 2 to help secure the Challengers' sweep.
Fronek, who went 2-for-4 with five RBIs, homered on a two-strike pitch with Cascade Christian trailing 5-3.
In Game 1, Teresa Gomez went 2-for-3 and Brandi Johnson hit a two-run triple to give the Challengers an early lead.
Pitcher Chessa Fait improved to 9-4 with the two wins.
Chiloquin 001 020 0 — 3 2 2
Cascade Christian 002 101 x — 4 4 4
J. Martinez and Dawson; Fait and Fronek. W — Fait. L — Martinez. 2B — C: Sanchez. 3B — CC: Johnson.
Chiloquin 410 000 1 — 6 7 2
Cascade Christian 020 062 x — 10 7 2
S. Martinez and Dawson; Fait and Fronek. W — Fait (9-4). L — S. Martinez. 2B — C: Dawson. HR — C: Dawson; CC: Fronek.