Kaufman helps power Pirates to win
TALENT — Kameron Kaufman put together a perfect day at the plate to help Phoenix upend Brookings-Harbor, 7-4, in nonconference baseball Wednesday at Hagler-James Field.
Kaufman finished 4-for-4 with one run and three RBIs to lead the Pirates (6-3), who also received a good outing on the mound from senior Joey Ortiz.
Phoenix took advantage of a Bruins error to take a 2-0 lead in the first inning. With the bases loaded, Kyle Treadway sent a shot to the second baseman and the ball wound up going through his legs and into the outfield to allow two runs to score.
The Pirates led 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth when Kaufman came through with a two-run single to score Luke Brown and Ortiz.
Ortiz allowed seven hits in seven innings with five strikeouts to earn the victory.
Brookings-Harbor 002 100 1 — 4 7 1
Phoenix 211 201 x — 7 10 2
Olson, Kidd (3), Sanders (6) and Arafahl; Ortiz and Kaufman. W — Ortiz (2-1). L — Olson. 2B — BH: Lefebvre, Eallen; P: Kaufman, Toney.
ROSEBURG 12, McKAY 2, 5 inn. — At Roseburg, Vince Ampi went 3-for-4 with five RBIs, Brandon Jackson threw a complete-game four-hitter and Roseburg downed nonconference opponent McKay in five innings.
Micah Audiss hit an RBI double and scored twice and Cameron Newell added a hit and four runs for the Indians (7-0).
McKay 002 00 — 2 4 4
Roseburg 102 36 — 12 8 2
Metcalf, Emerson (4), Butler (4) and Hull; Jackson and Ampi. W — Jackson (2-0). L — Metcalf. 2B — R: Ampi 2, Audiss, Huff.
SOUTH UMPQUA 13, ROGUE RIVER 3, 5 inn. — At South Umpqua, Dylan Dupont had a two-run single and Jon Garcia added an RBI single in the first inning for Rogue River.
The Chieftains (7-3, 2-0 Sunset) managed four of their seven hits in the opening frame, but were undone by an eight-run third inning by South Umpqua.
Rogue River 300 00 — 3 7 2
South Umpqua 008 41 — 13 8 0
Dupont, Worthington (4), Reyes (4) and Gomez, Dupont (4); Cupp and Hill. W — Cupp. L — Dupont (1-1). 2B — RR: Dupont; SU: Wicols 2, Cupp. HR — SU: McKenna, Blansett.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 12, COQUILLE 2, 6 inn. — Wes Litton pitched a two-hitter and Ryder West supplied two hits and three RBIs in the Sunset League win for Cascade Christian at U.S. Cellular.
Litton posted seven strikeouts and only two walks in earning his first victory, while Jake Miller added two hits and one RBI.
The Challengers (4-5, 1-1 Sunset) were the beneficiaries of seven walks, three hit batters and three errors by Coquille.
Coquille 100 001 — 2 2 3
Cascade Christian 121 422 — 12 7 1
Dannels, Atenbach (2) and Gedoros; Litton and West. W — Litton (1-0). L — Dannels. 2B — CC: West.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 14, COQUILLE 4, 6 inn. — Jasmine Gomez finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored and went the distance inside the circle for Cascade Christian in their second straight Sunset League victory at U.S. Cellular.
The game, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday at Coquille, went six innings.
Jordan Martinez finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs against the Red Devils (5-2, 0-2 Sunset). Brandi Johnson belted a two-RBI double and Cassie Zimmerer followed with a two-run single in the Challengers' five-run fifth inning. Gomez struck out seven and did not allow any walks for Cascade Christian (6-4, 2-0).
Coquille 013 000 — 4 7 7 Cascade Christian 115 151 — 14 10 2
Hall and Forbes; Gomez and J. Martinez. W — Gomez (6-3). L — Hall. 2B —CC: Johnson, Kenney, J. Martinez. 3B — C: Forbes.
PANTHERS THIRD AT GP INVITE — At Myrtle Creek, Brandon Bol and Noah Brooks both shot 81s and the South Medford boys golf team finished in third place at the four-team Grants Pass Invitational at Myrtle Creek Golf Course on Wednesday.
Grants Pass' Collin Fuller fired a 76 to earn medalist honors.
The Cavemen won the invite by 34 strokes (405) over North Valley (439). The Panthers (449) and Roseburg (482) captured third and fourth, respectively.