Roseburg rides long, sweeps Cavemen
GRANTS PASS — After handing top-ranked North Medford its first defeat of the season on Wednesday, Roseburg maintained its momentum against Grants Pass in Southwest Conference baseball on Friday.
The Indians capitalized on home runs by Josh Davis in the opener and Brandon Jackson in the nightcap to complete 7-3 and 5-2 doubleheader sweep against the Cavemen.
In Game 1, Davis highlighted an Indian four-run outburst in the opening inning with a three-run blast over the fence.
Grants Pass scored three runs in the second to cut the deficit to one run. David Chaldu and Buddy Saxon opened with singles and Brock Dean reached on catcher's interference to load the bases. The Cavemen (9-10, 3-8 SWC) scored two runs on ground outs and Dean came home on a wild pitch.
Roseburg (14-4, 9-2 SWC) tacked on three runs in the seventh with the help of a leadoff double by Boone Farrington and A.J. Royal's RBI single.
In the second game, Jackson's two-run homer in the second inning gave the Indians a 2-1 lead.
Grants Pass tied the game 2-2 in the fourth on Chaldu's one-out single and an RBI base hit from Erik Davidson. But the Indians answered with three in the fifth on a single by Royal and RBI singles from Davis and Jackson.
Roseburg 400 000 3 — 7 4 1
Grants Pass 030 000 0 — 3 4 4
Caven and Guthrie; Morgan, Dean (2), Drury (7) and Saxon. W — Caven. L — Morgan. 2B — B. Farrington, Guthrie. HR — R: Davis.
Roseburg 020 030 0 — 5 6 1
Grants Pass 100 100 0 — 2 4 2
Thomson, Pointer (7) and Guthrie; Nickelson, Chaldu (5) and Saxon. W — Thomson. L — Nickelson. 2B — GP: Drury. HR — R: Jackson
SWC Girls Tennis
ROSEBURG 8, NORTH MEDFORD 0 — At Roseburg, North Medford failed to win a match with a makeshift lineup.
Both Kendra Ribeiro, who moved up into the No. 2 singles spot, and Jaclyn Abeloe, who switched from doubles to No. 3 singles, lost close two-set matches.
The Black Tornado should be back at full strength today with SWC dual matches at Sheldon and South Eugene.
SINGLES — Corrine Borrelli, R, d. Kami Goodson, 6-0, 6-2; Katherine Brady, R, d. Kendra Ribeiro, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3; Shelby Roth, R, d. Jaclyn Abeloe, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4); Jackie Audiss, R, forfeit.
DOUBLES — Gillian Bentley-Kayla Hall, R, d. Katie Murphy-Amber Wilmarth, 6-0, 6-2; Andi Gingery-Jennifer Abel, R, d. Mary Von Strahl-Camille Kimball, 6-3, 6-1; Ashley Clark-Leah Alliman, R, d. Hanah Gilder-Kati Schlosser, 6-3, 6-2; Amber Knight-Aulani Aviles, R, d. Anna Neilsen-Shelby Wilmarth, 6-2, 6-0.
District 4 Girls Tennis
DISTRICT TOURNAMENT — At Ashland, top-seeded Casey Schein was one of three Ashland High singles players to win three matches Thursday to advance in the tournament's first day at Southern Oregon University courts.
Casey Schein and her sister, third-seeded Maggie Schein, moved on to the semifinals, while Monica Heiken earned a quarterfinal-round match in the tournament.
In doubles, Ashland's Christi Gay and Chole Deckwar won three matches at Hunter Park and will play in the quarterfinals.
The semifinal matches will take place Friday at the Eugene Swim and Tennis Club.
Both Heiken and Gay-Deckwar will play the quarterfinal round Thursday at the Eugene Swim and Tennis Club. Heiken will play No. 2-seed Brittany Banna of Churchill.
Casey Shein didn't lose a game in her three wins and will play fourth-seeded Whitney Lewis of Thurston in the semis. Maggie Schein won all her matches in straight sets and will face the winner of Heiken-Banna.
District 4 Boys Tennis
DISTRICT TOURNAMENT — At Springfield, Ashland advanced two unseeded players into the semifinals during the first day of the event at Thurston High School on Thursday.
Grizzly senior Sean Cleveland and junior Nick Cross won three matches each and will play in the semifinals Friday at the Eugene Swim & Tennis Club.
Cleveland will face top-seeded Chris Weichert of Churchill. Weichert has not lost a game in conference action this season.
Cross will play Chase Joyce of Churchill in the other semifinal.
Two Ashland doubles teams — Andrew Cataldo-Min-Oh Suh and Quincy Briscoe-Jeff Laskos — won one match but were knocked out in the quarterfinals.
DISTRICT 6 — At Grants Pass, Ashley Doig posted the low round to lead Hidden Valley to the team victory in the four-school event at Grants Pass Golf Club.
TEAM SCORES — Hidden Valley 471, Illinois Valley 534, Phoenix 574, Cascade Christian INC.
HIDDEN VALLEY (471) — Ashley Doig 54-49—103, Stephanie Carter 60-55—115, Jennifer Carter 59-63—122, Lindsey Conard 66-72—138, Kenzie Mitchell 72-59—131.
ILLINOIS VALLEY (534) — Chelsey Bullock 57-65—132, Katherine Baker 59-74—133, Amanda Hults 62-63—125, Mei Pan 83-61—144.