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Kinney's blast sparks Challengers

Amanda Kinney did her job as the cleanup hitter for Cascade Christian in Sunset League softball Friday.

Kinney sparked a five-run rally with a grand slam to help propel the Challengers to a 12-2 five-inning victory against Bandon at U.S. Cellular Community Park.

Kinney crushed a pitch over the left-center field fence in the fifth inning to give the Challengers (8-4, 3-0 Sunset) an 8-1 lead.

"(Kinney) came through at the right time," said Cascade Christian coach Jerry Johnson.

Cascade pitcher Jasmine Gomez (8-3) scattered four hits with three strikeouts and three walks.

"Gomez was hitting her spots and mixing it up," said Johnson.

Gomez helped her cause by going 2-for-2 and scored once.

The Challengers broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the third inning, capitalizing on four walks and a two-run single by Jordan Martinez.

"I liked that our kids were patient at the plate," said Johnson. "They went with the pitch and didn't try to overswing."

Bandon 000 11 — 2 4 2

Cascade Christian 003 54 — 12 6 2

Hein and Smith; Gomez and J. Martinez. W — Gomez (8-3). L — Hein. 3B — CC: Casebier. HR — CC: Kinney.

ROGUE RIVER 6-13, MYRTLE POINT 2-1 — At Rogue River, senior pitcher MacKenzie Cates tossed a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts and Lynette Rojas collected three hits in the opener for Rogue River.

Rojas drove in two runs and scored twice and Dakota Coldsmith and Kailin Honea each had two hits in Game 1, which counts in the league standings.

Cates surrendered one hit in the five-inning second game. She added two hits, two RBIs and one run scored.

Ayla Gomez provided two hits, two RBIs and two runs for the Chieftains (6-2, 1-1 Sunset). Also with two hits each in Game 2 were Coldsmith, Honea and Lacy Swangle.

FIRST GAME

Myrtle Point 101 000 0 — 2 3 2

Rogue River 111 120 x — 6 7 6

Boska and Love; Cates and Jessee. W — Cates. L — Boska. 3B — RR: Rojas.

SECOND GAME

Myrtle Point 010 00 — 1 1 0

Rogue River 231 7x — 13 10 6

Boska and Love; Cates and Jessee. W — Cates. L — Boska. 2B — RR: Cates, Gomez.

Sunset League Baseball

BANDON 6, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 3 — Bandon remained tied atop the Sunset League standings after the Tigers (9-1, 3-0 Sunset) scored three runs in the top of the seventh to rally for a win at U.S. Cellular.

The Challengers (4-6, 1-2) took a 3-0 lead in the first inning behind only one hit. Garrett Banks earned a leadoff walk and Wes Litton singled up the middle. Ryder West followed with a fielder's choice that resulted in an error and allowed Banks to score and Litton and West to move up the basepaths. Two straight passed balls led to the final two runs of the frame.

Bandon 001 101 3 — 6 9 1

Cascade Christian 300 000 0 — 3 1 5

Jackson, Bennett (6) and Mack; Cheney and West. W — Bennett. L — Cheney (1-2). 2B — B: Mack 2, Bennett.

ROGUE RIVER 12-10, MYRTLE POINT 2-5 — At Rogue River, Christian Reyes tossed a five-inning one-hitter and hit a home run in the opener of a doubleheader sweep.

Reyes (4-0) struck out eight, walked two and didn't allow an earned run. Myrtle Point's only hit came on Nic Canaday's fourth-inning single.

Reyes had a two-run homer in the second and finished with two hits and scored three runs.

Jon Garcia capped a six-run first inning with a three-run home run for the Chieftains (9-3, 3-0 Sunset).

Darren Taylor and Brian Stinchcomb each had two hits for Rogue River in Game 1.

Only the first game of the twin bill counts in the league standings.

Rogue River's Michael Freitas went 3-for-3 with two runs in the nightcap.

FIRST GAME

Myrtle Point 000 20 — 2 1 3

Rogue River 620 04 — 12 10 1

Atkins, Burris (2) and N. Canaday; Reyes and Dupont. W — Reyes (4-0). L — Atkins. HR — RR: Reyes, Garcia.

SECOND GAME

Myrtle Point 300 000 2 — 5 4 1

Rogue River 130 501 x — 10 7 2

T. Canaday, Knife (4), Miranda (6) and Miranda, Knife (6); Earnest, Schoner (6) and Gomez, Garcia (6). W — Earnest (1-0). L — T. Canaday. 2B — MP: Bulls, Miranda; RR: Freitas.

Nonconference Baseball

HIDDEN VALLEY 10, GRANTS PASS 5 — At Grants Pass, Hidden Valley broke open a 4-3 game with six runs in the seventh inning to earn the nonconference victory.

Jared Evans had a two-run double in the seventh and Ryan Beck added a two-run single in the inning for the Mustangs (7-2), while Taylor Bars finished 2-for-3 with one RBI in the seventh.

Hidden Valley scored four runs in the first inning. With two outs and one runner on base, two straight walks and a Jeff Suthann two-run single got things going. Tyler Gulbransen then reached safely and a run scored on an error, and Micah Schmidt added an RBI double.

Grants Pass (6-6) left 11 runners on base, with Brandon Drury supplying two hits.

Hidden Valley 400 000 6 — 10 6 1

Grants Pass 000 003 2 — 5 6 3

Gulbransen, Armanino (6) and Schmidt; McGill, Voges (1), Romick (5), Stewart (7) and Brown. W — Gulbransen (2-0). L — McGill. 2B — HV: Evans, Schmidt; GP: Drury.

Boys Golf

ROGUE RIVER INVITATIONAL — Rogue River's Kevin Murphy posted a 5-over-par 77 to earn medalist honors in the six-team event at StoneRidge Golf Course.

Ashland's Michael Wurzell finished a close second with a 78 to help the Grizzlies tie Eagle Point for top honors with combined scores of 336.

ASHLAND (336) — Michael Wurzell 40-38—78, Matt Amrhein 42-39—81, Ben Sager 41-45—86, Dylan Molmar 44-47—91.

EAGLE POINT (336) — Kyle Morse 39-43—82, Hunter DeLange 42-41—83, Travis Hawthorne 40-44—84, Boston Ehlers 43-44—87.

ROGUE RIVER (343) — Kevin Murphy 40-37—77, David Murphy 41-45—86, Levi Watkins 43-46—89, Tyler Donahue 48-43—91.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (349) — Ben Purtzer 40-41—81, Matt Spivey 45-39—84, Micah Ratcliff 44-47—91, Jacob Mecham 53-40—93.

LAKEVIEW (402) — Collin Samples 38-45—83, Evan Mullen 47-51—98, Daniel McKenzie 47-53—100, Jared Seehawer 60-61—121.

GOLD BEACH (419) — Matt Anderson 46-42—88, Robby Duffy 45-45—90, Jake Shields 62-57—119, Cody Hawkins 59-63—122.

Boys Tennis

ROSEBURG 6, SOUTH MEDFORD 2 — At Roseburg, South Medford's top singles players Matt Pronesti and Wil Cochrane scored the lone triumphs for the Panthers as they moved to 0-1-1 in Southwest Conference play.

SINGLES — Matt Pronesti, SM, d. Sam Stadter, 6-2, 6-0; Wil Cochrane, SM, d. Jakob Eibel, 6-0, 6-2; Nate Hansen, R, d. Derek Burgett, 6-4, 6-4; Thaddeus Davis, R, d. Trevor Brown, 6-2, 7-6.

DOUBLES — Patrick Foley-Matt Bruns, R, d. Cody Anders-David Smith, 6-0, 6-0; Alec Kagele-Peyton Carey, R, d. Scott Hubbard-Jon Gerlick, 6-1, 6-3; Dylan Wilson-Tucker Boggs, R, d. Travis Pratt-Dylan Reese, 6-2, 6-2; Johnathon Newey-Kory Kast, R, d. Tyler Wells-Nick Viscounty, 6-1, 6-1.

Girls Tennis

Grants Pass 6, Marshfield 2

At Coos Bay on Thursday

SINGLES — Kelsey Frey, GP, d. Brittany Morris, 6-1, 6-0; Emily Fuller, GP, d. Kirsten Leshley, 6-0, 6-2; Alyssa Thornburg, GP, d. Olivia Smith, 6-0, 6-0; Victoria Zhu, GP, d. Moriah Miller, 6-1, 6-1.

DOUBLES — Kaitlyn Richmond-Nikki Gross, M, d. Carlee Albertson-Mikayla Morgan, 7-5, 6-3; Sami Hunt-Conner Chard, M, d. Serena Hamann-Ivory Wheeler, 3-6, 6-2, 9-7; Luz Flores-Katie Soares, GP, d. April Peterson-Kelsey Nelson, 6-1, 6-1; Katie Jenista-Megan Ward, GP, d. Amanda Chamberlain-Whitney Smith, 2-6, 6-1, 10-7.

Grants Pass 4, North Bend 4

At North Bend on Thursday

SINGLES — Kelsey Frey, GP, d. Kylee Woodman, 6-2, 6-1; Emily Fuller, GP, d. Zenora Burris, 7-5, 6-4; Nina Kolbus, NB, d. Alyssa Thornburg, 6-1, 6-3; Quinlyn Deming, NB, d. Victoria Zhu, 6-2, 6-3.

DOUBLES — Mallory Crocker-Brianna Lasser, NB, d. Mikayla Morgan-Carlee Albertson, 7-5, 6-1; Haley Dunham-Keeandra Rodriguez, NB, d. Serena Hamann-Ivory Wheeler, 6-0, 6-1; Katie Soares-Luz Flores, GP, d. Lacy Taylor-Erica Woomer, 3-6, 6-4, 11-9; Katie Jenista-Alex Schulte, GP, d. Alisha Heredia-Michelle Zomershoe, 6-2, 6-2.