Gladstone too much for Phoenix
GLADSTONE — There was only so much Phoenix pitcher Kirstin Stroud could do for her softball team in Tuesday's second-round game against host Gladstone in the Class 4A state playoffs.
While the Pirate offense sputtered, the defense committed three errors which turned into all six Gladiator runs as Gladstone captured a 6-0 victory at Gladstone High School.
Stroud allowed eight hits and six runs — none of which were earned. She also issued just one walk and struck out five.
The Pirate offense mustered just three hits against Gladstone's Megan Alexander, but Phoenix had its chances.
The Pirates (17-10) stranded two runners in the first inning and left the bases loaded in the sixth.
"When they got (base runners) on they seemed to get them over and move them in," said Phoenix coach Brent Barry. "They seemed to do that every time. When we opened the door they made the most of their opportunities."
"But if we get a couple two-out hits, we're right in it."
Tamara Seb had a pair of hits and drove in two runs for Gladstone, which received three runs from Regan Cronin despite an 0-for-4 showing at the plate.
Carlee Storey, Tessa Lockett and Mackenzie Welburn each singled to account for all of Phoenix's hits.
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Stroud and Heath; Alexander, Mark (6) and Seb. W — Alexander. L — Stroud (12-7). 2B — G: Seb.
HENLEY 12, ELMIRA 0, 5 inn. — At Klamath Falls, Autumn Wedan struck out 14 with three walks in pitching a no-hitter for Henley in the Class 4A state playoffs.
Elise Goodell was 3-for-3 with three runs and one RBI and Brittany Grant 3-for-4 with two runs for the Hornets, who amassed 16 hits in four innings.
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Boytz, Thoms (4) and Thoms, Upton (4); Wedan and Davis, Otero (5). W — Wedan. L — Boytz. 2B — H: Davis, Prock, Harrington, Mahon.
SUNSET 6, GRANTS PASS 1 — At Grants Pass, after a stalemate through three innings, Sunset exploded for six runs over the next three innings and Grants Pass couldn't keep up in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs.
Morgan Barnes struck out nine but struggled from the circle for the Cavers (23-4), allowing seven hits and eight walks.
Sunset pitcher Jessie Moore allowed only four hits and did not issue a walk to go with eight strikeouts.
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Moore and Silvius; Barnes and Woolf. W — Moore. L — Barnes. 2B — S: Lyons; GP: Barnes, Jantzer.
McMINNVILLE 1, ROSEBURG 0 — At McMinnville, pitcher Anna Bertrand struck out 15 to outduel Roseburg sophomore Marissa Duarte. Both pitchers allowed just two hits each.
McMinnville scored the game's only run in the first inning.
The Indians, the Southwest Conference No. 3 seed, finished the season with a 15-12 record.
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Duarte and Jarrett; Bertrand and Nichols. W — Bertrand. L — Duarte. 2B — R: Kinne; M: Bertrand.
MAZAMA 4, WEST ALBANY 2 — At Klamath Falls, Ali Edwards allowed five hits with eight strikeouts and no walks and Lacey Garrett was 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead Mazama in the Class 5A state playoffs.
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Warner, Diereks (5) and Stevens; Edwards and Garrett. W — Edwards. L — Warner. HR — WA: Stevens; M: Garrett. 2B — M: Edwards, Valenta.
VALLEY CATHOLIC 5, ROGUE RIVER 2 — At Beaverton, Sabrina Smith's two-run single in the fourth inning wasn't enough for Rogue River, which fell to Valley Catholic in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs.
Smith's hit gave the Chieftains a 2-1 advantage, but Valley Catholic rattled off three runs in the sixth inning after tying the score 2-all in the fifth.
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Cates and Smith; Mills, Suratt (5) and Wright. W — Suratt. L — Cates.
REGIS 11, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 2 — At Stayton, third-seeded Cascade Christian wasn't able to build on its early surge and Regis capitalized with a six-run inning and an opening-round victory in the Class 3A playoffs.
After the Challengers (15-10) knotted the score 2-all in the third, the Rams rolled up six runs on six hits in the fifth — the big hit was a bases-clearing double from Heidi Etzel.
The Challengers managed four hits, with two coming from Nikki Jones.
Jordan Martinez drove in Cascade Christian's first run. Martinez and Brandi Johnson each went 1-for-3.
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Gomez and J. Martinez; Olheiser, Perlich (3) and Borschowa. W — Perlich. L — Gomez. 2B — R: Olheiser 2, Kochnke, Etzel.