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Ashland takes two from Klamath Union

ASHLAND — Lucas Stone and Brady Thomas each pitched a complete game and Ian Kendall hit two home runs in a tight opener as Ashland swept Klamath Union by winning both Southern Sky Conference games 8-3 at North Mountain Park.

In Game 1, Stone held the Pelicans to three runs — one earned — on seven hits and Kendall blasted a tiebreaking solo homer in the fifth to put the Grizzlies (8-4, 3-0 SSC) ahead to stay. He added a three-run opposite field blast in the sixth, hitting the ball away from strong wind gusts that beat down fly balls hit to left.

"(Kendall) hits the ball the other way very well and today that was very advantageous for anybody who could do that," said Ashland coach Don Senestraro.

Kendall went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, Brent Hegdahl went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Nick Hall went 1-for-2 with an RBI to lead the Grizzlies' offense.

Klamath Union's Kody Kuhlman went 2-for-4 with an RBI and also pitched the entire game for the Pelicans (5-7, 1-2).

In Game 2, Thomas scattered six hits across six innings with seven strikeouts and a walk to improve to 3-1.

"He's always around the plate, he throws hard and he has a god curveball to keep kids off balance," Senestraro said of Thomas.

Ethan Schlecht led Ashland at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs. His two-run double in the third helped the Grizzlies open up a 5-0 lead.

Stone went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Billy Hansen went 2-for-3. For the Pelicans, Kuhlman and Justin Chavarria each went 2-for-4.

FIRST GAME

Klamath Union 100 200 0 — 3 7 0

Ashland 011 123 x — 8 11 3

Kuhlman and Clair; Stone and Scarminach. W — Stone (3-1). L — Kuhlman. 2B — KU: Chavarria; A: Stone. HR — A: Kendall 2 (3).

SECOND GAME

Klamath Union 000 020 1 — 3 6 3

Ashland 023 300 x — 8 10 2

Wynne, Kemp (4), Whisler (6) and Clair; Thomas and Scarminach. W — Thomas (3-1). L — Wynne. 2B — KU: Kuhlman 2; A: Schlecht 2, Hall 1.

MAZAMA 6-5, EAGLE POINT 5-7 — At Klamath Falls, Kris Barnett's two-run home run in the second game helped Eagle Point earn a split against Mazama (3-7, 1-2 SSC) at Kiger Stadium.

The senior right fielder's shot came with two outs and his team tied at 5 in the top of the seventh inning.

Shane Bluhm went 2-for-3 in the opener for the Eagles (3-8, 1-2).

Mazama's Paul Smith hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the eighth inning in the opener.

Eagle Point's Ben Zomerdyk, who also homered, went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Daniel Morgan was 3-for-4 in the second game.

FIRST GAME

Eagle Point 100 020 20 — 5 6 5

Mazama 400 010 01 — 6 9 3

McCready and Zomerdyk; Reinhard, Smith (7), Beckman (7) and Mathis, Reinhard (7). W — Beckman. L — McCready (2-2). 2B — EP: Smith, Bluhm; M: Mathis, Nelson, Robinson. HR — M: Nelson.

SECOND GAME

Eagle Point 301 010 2 — 7 11 2

Mazama 020 111 0 — 5 4 3

Smith, Zomerdyk (5) and McCready; Beckman, Paschal (5) and Reinhard. W — Zomerdyk (2-3). L — Beckman. 2B — EP: Zomerdyk, Morgan; M: Mathis. HR — EP: Zomerdyk, Barnett.

District 5

ST. MARY'S 12-3, LAKEVIEW 7-18 — Led by Andrew King, St. Mary's (3-5, 2-1 Dist. 5) was able to come away with a win in the opening game of the Crusaders' first league doubleheader.

King went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored in Game 1.

In Game 2, Lakeview belted two homers among its 12 hits.

FIRST GAME

Lakeview 000 014 2 — 7 9 3

St. Mary's 103 404 0 — 12 14 3

Bier and Jones; Hermann, O'Boyle (5) and King. W — Hermann (2-2). L — Bier. 2B — SM: King, Acuna; L: Smith.

SECOND GAME

Lakeview 343 026 0 — 18 12 5

St. Mary's 000 030 0 — 3 8 0

Hilemand and Jones; Britton, Acuna (3), Wall (6) and Acuna, King (3). W — Hilemand. L — Britton (1-2). 2B — SM: O'Boyle, King, Britton; L: Alexander 2, Jones, Bier. HR — L: Pennloza, Hilemand.

BUTTE FALLS 7-1, BONANZA 3-18 — At White City, Butte Falls' Codey Myers allowed just one earned run on 11 hits and fanned eight in the opening game of a District 5 doubleheader split at the VA Domiciliary.

Quinton Weaver singled home Moe Gower in the bottom of the fourth inning where the Loggers (2-8, 1-2 Dist. 5) grabbed a 6-3 advantage.

Gower and Weaver each went 2-for-4 in the contest and Josh McGonagle was 2-for-3.

Bonanza only surrendered two hits in the five-inning second game.

FIRST GAME

Bonanza 003 000 0 — 3 11 2

Butte Falls 003 310 x — 7 11 4

Stiles and Madera; Myers and Casillas. W — Myers (1-2). L — Stiles. 2B — B: Kelly; BF: Gower, Casillas, Dunham.

SECOND GAME

Bonanza 143 3(10) — 18 13 0

Butte Falls 000 01 — 1 2 1

Scott and Madera; Mercer, Dunham (5), McGonagle (5) and Casillas. W — Scott. L — Mercer (1-2). 2B — B: Thomas, Madera; BF: Casillas. HR — B: Stiles.

NORTH LAKE 4-17, PROSPECT 3-12 — At Prospect, Prospect collected 22 hits overall but committed 12 errors as North Lake grabbed both District 5 victories in the twin bill.

Riley Linson and Kevin Wilson had two apiece hits in both contests for Prospect (2-9, 0-2 Dist. 5).

In Game 2, the Cougars' Scott Kennedy and David Bernhardt had three hits apiece and Hunter Gallagher added two. Freshman Steven Foxx's two-run triple in the third inning was his first hit of the season.

FIRST GAME

North Lake 200 101 0 — 4 7 0

Prospect 100 100 1 — 3 7 4

Ward, Miles (6), Dowell (7) and Hand; Bernhardt and Kennedy. W — Ward. L —Bernhardt (2-3). 2B — NL: McCord. P: Linson 2, Kennedy.

SECOND GAME

North Lake (13)10 101 1 — 17 8 1

Prospect 006 310 1 — 12 15 8

McCord, Hand (4), Kempton (5) and Short; Kennedy, Roe (1), Wilson (1), Linson (2), Korczak (6), Bernhardt (7) and Gallagher, Kennedy (5). W — McCord. L — Kennedy (0-1). 2B — NL: Ward; P: Bernhardt. 3B — NL: Short; P: Foxx.

Nonconference

NORTH MEDFORD 11, MARIST 7, 8 inn. — At Eugene, Jesse Hornbrook, Colin Sowers and Matt Maurer each belted home runs to lead North Medford to the nonconference win.

Hornbrook had a pair of solo homers and finished 3-for-3, while Maurer's leadoff homer in the eighth inning sparked a four-run surge for the Black Tornado (8-1).

After Maurer's blast, Philip Jovanovich and Sowers each drew a walk. Bradey Shipley followed with an RBI single and Seth Brown's two-run single broke the game open.

Brown went 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs, while Shipley was 2-for-5 with two runs and one RBI.

North Medford 301 030 04 — 11 11 2

Marist 301 102 00 — 7 10 3

Bradshaw, Maurer (6), Cash (8) and Sowers; Kirkpatrick, Eyster (3), Balderson (4), Haskin (5), Beattle (7), Roubeilt (8) and Bartlett. W — Maurer (3-0). L — Roubeilt. 2B — NM: Shipley; M: Swindling. HR — NM: Sowers (1), Hornbrook 2 (3), Maurer (1); M: Silver, Swindling.

SOUTH UMPQUA 7-6, PHOENIX 6-5 — At Myrtle Creek, South Umpqua was able to hold off Phoenix for a pair of wins in a nonleague doubleheader.

Phoenix (6-5) jumped out to a 4-0 lead after its first at-bat in Game 1, but South Umpqua rallied with seven straight runs to pull away.

In the nightcap, the Pirates had 10 hits but couldn't string together enough good at-bats to win the eight-inning game.

Kameron Kaufman went 2-for-2 with three RBIs in the first game for Phoenix and teammate Luke Ritchey went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the second game.

FIRST GAME

Phoenix 400 002 0 — 6 7 2

South Umpqua 331 000 0 — 7 7 0

Reynoso, Katayama (3) and Kaufman; Marsh, Hill (5), Cupp (6), and Hill, Blansett (5). W — Marsh. L — Reynoso. 2B — P: Kaufman, Brown; SU: Marsh, Hill 2.

SECOND GAME

Phoenix 001 012 10 — 5 10 1

South Umpqua 000 311 01 — 6 5 1

Keith, Ortiz (4), Ritchey (5), Treadway (6), Bohn (8) and Kaufman; McQueen, Hill (7) and Hill, Nichols (7). W — Hill. L — Bohn. 2B — P: Katayama, Bohn, Kaufman; SU: Kennedy, Blansett. 3B — P: Ortiz.