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Pribyl pitches Ashland to tourney title

YREKA, Calif. — Bella Pribyl picked up two dominant pitching wins on Saturday to lead Ashland to the Yreka Tournament softball championship on Saturday.

The Grizzlies defeated Hidden Valley 9-2 in the first game of the day. After the Mustangs downed Corning, Calif., 9-3, Ashland trounced Hidden Valley again, 5-1, in the championship game.

Pribyl, who was named the tournament's most valuable player, gave up one hit — a fifth-inning single by Kendra Peckham — and struck out 12 and walked two through six innings in the first meeting with Hidden Valley.

In the title contest, Pribyl had her no-hit bid halted in the seventh inning.

Through four tournament games, Pribyl fanned 51 batters.

"She can flat-out throw," said Hidden Valley coach Troy Terry of Pribyl. "We got tired of facing her."

In the title game, Caitlin Williams went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Hayley Ross drove in two runs.

Destinee Hernandez struck out six in the loss for the Mustangs (3-2).

Ashland's Amanda Good and Sarah Silbowitz turned in big games in the first meeting with Hidden Valley. Good went 4-for-4 with four RBIs, while Silbowitz collected three hits, two RBIs and scored two runs.

In Hidden Valley's victory over Corning, Danylle Wise and Angie Dangelo each went 3-for-3, with Nicole Harris and Katie Struffert adding two hits apiece.

Joining Pribyl on the all-tournament team for Ashland were Silbowitz, Samantha Gilbert, Good, Ross and Kylie Cantrell. For the Mustangs, Struffert, Hernandez, Dangelo, Peckham, Michelle Aslakson and Wise each made the squad.

Hidden Valley 000 010 0 — 1 1 1

Ashland 011 012 x — 5 9 0

Hernandez and Peckham; Pribyl and Cantrell. W — Pribyl. L — Hernandez. 3B — A: Gilbert.

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Ashland 310 041 0 — 9 9 2

Hidden Valley 100 000 1 — 2 1 5

Pribyl, Ross (7) and Cantrell; Dangelo and Peckham. W — Pribyl. L — Dangelo. 2B — A: Silbowitz 2, Good. 3B — A: Good.

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Corning 201 000 0 — 3 7 2

Hidden Valley 440 001 x — 9 13 2

Flores and Parker; Hernandez and Peckham. W — Hernandez. L — Flores. 2B — HV: Wise, Dangelo, Fees. 3B — HV: Struffert. HR — HV: Struffert.

REED EASTER CLASSIC — At Reno, Nev., Crater watched a 2-0 lead evaporate when it surrendered five runs to Reed High School in the fifth inning and lost 5-2 in the semifinals of the Reed Easter Classic.

The Comets (3-2), who placed third in the 13-team tournament, seemed to be cruising after Breyanna Reed's two-run single in the first inning.

The game was called because of a time limit after six innings.

In the quarterfinals, the Comets dismantled Elko, Nev. 12-1 in four innings.

Starter Brittany Reeves pitched three innings and struck out nine batters. She allowed a run, three hits and three walks.

Crater's Amanda Bates had two triples, one of which drove in two runs.

Tera Ruvalcaba was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, and Sarah Haga plated two and went 2-for-3.

Elko, Nev. 100 0 — 1 3 3

Crater 242 4 — 12 12 0

Gonzalez and Smith; Reeves, Reed (4) and Haga. W — Reeves (2-0). L — Gonzalez. 3B — C: Bates 2.

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Crater 200 000 — 2 7 2

Reed, Nev. 000 05x — 5 6 0

Reed, Reeves (5) and Haga; Birchol and Jones. W — Birchol. L — Reed (1-2).

MAZAMA 12-6, PHOENIX 1-5 — At Talent, in the second game, Phoenix scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to trim Mazama's lead to one run but couldn't complete the rally and was swept in the nonconference doubleheader at Colver Field.

The Pirates (0-3) pushed across both runs in the seventh on Mazama errors.

Darian Grigsby went 3-for-4 to lead the Vikings, who scored four runs in the top of the seventh to erase a 3-2 deficit.

In Game 1, Mazama used 12 hits and took advantage of eight Phoenix errors for the five-inning win.

Ali Edwards gave up two hits and struck out seven to pace Mazama. Grigsby was 3-for-4, while Melissa Jones went 3-for-3 and Edwards 2-for-3.

FIRST GAME

Mazama 213 24 — 12 12 2

Phoenix 000 01 — 1 2 8

Edwards and Grigsby; Lockett and Smith. W — Edwards. L — Lockett (0-1). 2B — M: Grigsby, Edwards. 3B — M: Jones.

SECOND GAME

Mazama 001 010 4 — 6 6 3

Phoenix 010 011 2 — 5 5 3

MacPhee, Edwards (5) and Grigsby; Stroud-Vega and Singleton. W — MacPhee. L — Stroud-Vega (0-2). 2B — P: Smith, Scoggins. 3B — M: Grigsby 2; P: Tally.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 10-15, ILLINOIS VALLEY 4-4 — Host Cascade Christian racked up 11 hits in the nightcap en route to a five-inning win and a nonconference doubleheader sweep.

Freshman Amanda Kinney went 3-for-4 with four RBIs in Game 2, while Brittany Biondi, the team's only senior, also went 3-for-4 to lead the Challengers (2-2). Biondi and Brandi Johnson both scored four times.

FIRST GAME

Illinois Valley 020 101 0 — 4 2 4

Cascade Christian 002 044 x — 10 6 2

Huntamer, Brummett (5) and Brown; Weakley, Sekreta (5) and Biondi. W — Weakley (1-2). L — Brummett. 2B — CC: Johnson.

SECOND GAME

Illinois Valley 000 40 — 4 6 3

Cascade Christian 345 3x — 15 11 1

Brummett, Young (4) and Brown; Sekreta, Kinney (3) and Biondi. W — Sekreta (1-0). L — Brummett. 2B — CC: Biondi, Kinney.

EAGLE POINT JV 6-9, BUTTE FALLS 1-10 — At Eagle Point, Megan DeVaughn tossed a one-hitter in Game 1 for the Eagle Point junior varsity.

DeVaughn fanned six and walked two. Teammate Jennifer Augino hit a two-run double in a four-run first.

Butte Falls (2-1) committed 12 errors on the day, but overcame five miscues and nine quick runs by Eagle Point in Game 2.

Facing a 9-4 deficit in the second contest, the Loggers used three Eagle Point errors to rally for six runs in the fourth inning. Butte Falls also had three hits and took advantage of two walks in the frame.

Butte Falls pitcher Aarika Stephens struck out five and walked four to earn her second win. The game was called after five innings because of a time limit.

FIRST GAME

Butte Falls 000 100 0 — 1 1 7

Eagle Point JV 400 002 x — 6 4 3

Ross and Wright; DeVaughn and Wilson. W — DeVaughn. L — Ross (0-1). EP — 2B: Augino

SECOND GAME

Butte Falls 103 60 — 10 8 5

Eagle Point JV 441 00 — 9 9 3

Stephens and Anderson; Rodgers and McGrath. W — Stephens (2-0). L — Rodgers.

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ASHLAND 15-7, MARSHFIELD 3-0 — At Ashland, Ashland batted around twice in a 15-run third inning in the five-inning nonconference opener at North Mountain Park.

Sam Gaviglio's bases-loaded triple was the big hit for the Grizzlies (3-0), who had nine of their 11 hits in the frame against four Marshfield pitchers.

Gaviglio, Matt Dierkes and Garrett Tygerson — who drove in three runs — were each 2-for-4.

Pitcher Charlie Sebrell went the distance for Ashland, allowing two hits, striking out seven and walking two.

In the nightcap, the Grizzlies had another big third inning, scoring five runs. Luke Jannusch's three-run double keyed it.

The Grizzlies' Tyler Killeen pitched four shutout innings, allowing three hits, fanning six and walking two.

Sebrell was 3-for-4 and Tygerson 2-for-4.

FIRST GAME

Marshfield 030 00 — 3 2 2

Ashland 00(15) 00 — 15 11 0

Pulliam, Kane (3), Rowley (3), Gatlin (3), Graves (4) and Reed; C.Sebrell and L. Sebrell. W — C. Sebrell (1-0). L — Pulliam. 2B — A: Dierkes. 3B — A: Gaviglio.

SECOND GAME

Marshfield 000 000 0 — 0 3 3

Ashland 015 100 0 — 7 10 2

Riddle, Pulliam (2), Reed (4) and Pulliam, Wright (2); Killeen, Gaviglio (5), Tygerson (7) and L. Sebrell. W — Killeen (1-0). L — Riddle. 2B — A: C. Sebrell, Gaviglio, Jannusch; M: Reed.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 15-9, ILLINOIS VALLEY 4-8 — Cascade Christian's Ryan Pech drove home the winning run in the bottom of the 14th inning of Game 2 to complete the nonconference sweep at St. Mary's Field.

Pech's two-out double landed in the left-field gap and plated Wes Litton.

The Cougars needed a four-run seventh inning to take the contest into extra innings.

Cascade Christian pitcher Josh Artale relieved Jeremy Cheney in the eighth inning and held IV in check the rest of the way. He threw seven innings, giving up five hits to go with four strikeouts.

Pech was 4-for-8 with two RBIs, while Cheney and Litton each added two hits and drove in two. For the Cougars, Jack Anderson, Chris Colter and Terry Berger all had two hits.

In the fifth inning, Anderson came in and finished the game from the mound for the Cougars. He threw 136 pitches over nine innings and only surrendered Pech's go-ahead run.

In the opener, the Challengers (3-1) took control with seven runs in the second inning.

With two outs, Cascade Christian had five consecutive batters reach base. Taylor Thomas capped the inning with a two-run single, giving the Challengers a 10-3 advantage.

FIRST GAME

Illinois Valley 301 00 — 4 4 4

Cascade Christian 370 5x — 15 11 2

Bergman, Colter (4) and Miles; Pech, Cheney (5) and Banks. W — Pech (1-0). L — Bergman. 2B — IV: Anders, Bergman; CC: Spence.

SECOND GAME

Illinois Valley 202 000 400 000 00 — 8 13 2

Cascade Christian 152 000 000 000 01 — 9 13 0

Colter, Anderson (5) and Miles; Cochran, Litton (4), Thomas (7), Cheney (7), Artale (8) and Spence. W — Artale (1-0). L — Anderson. 2B — IV: Anderson, Kendall, Bergman, Colter; CC: Pech.