Grizzlies wield hot bats in nonleague win
Ashland continued its heavy hitting, belting two home runs in 10-3 nonconference baseball victory over Springfield Saturday at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
The Grizzlies (5-0) scored seven runs in the first three innings and added three more in the fifth despite a steady drizzle throughout the game.
"We're swinging it pretty good," said Grizzlies assistant John Schroeder. "We're pretty solid two through six, and our No. 9 guy (A.J. Adams) is going pretty well, too."
Adams, who homered in a game Friday, tripled this time.
Jake Scarminach ripped a home run for the second straight game, going 2-for-3 and driving in three runs. Brent Hegdahl also had a homer, two hits and three RBIs and Ethan Schlecht produced two hits.
The power surge reached full force in the third inning, when Schlecht and Hegdahl slugged back-to-back doubles, and Scarminach followed with his clout.
Hegdahl's blast was a two-run shot in the fifth. Schlecht, who reached on an error, scored ahead of him.
Jaime Flynn (1-0) and Hegdahl shared pitching duties, each giving up three hits. Hegdahl struck out five in three innings.
Ashland hosts Eagle Point at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in a Southern Oregon Hybrid 5A game.
Springfield 020 100 0 — 3 6 3
Ashland 223 030 x — 10 9 4
Evans, Auxier (5) and Helfrich; Flynn, Hegdahl (5) and Scarminach. W — Flynn (1-0). L — Evans. 2B — S: Evans, Auxier; A: Hansen, Schlecht. 3B — A: Adams. HR — A: Hegdahl, Scarminach.
GLENDALE 7-19, BUTTE FALLS 2-7 — Glendale pounded out 23 hits to sweep Butte Falls in nonconference play at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Butte Falls' Mariah Moore struck out nine batters and allowed eight hits and one walk in the opener. She also hit a triple in Game 1.
The Loggers (1-3) gave up 15 hits in the second game to the Pirates, who used an 11-run fifth inning to end things early.
Glendale 020 032 0 — 7 8 1
Butte Falls 101 000 0 — 2 2 6
Lizbeth Silva and Lizeth Silva; Moore and Hobbs. W — Lizbeth Silva. L — Moore (0-2). 2B — G: Williams; BF: Driskell. 3B — G: Streeter; BF: Moore.
Glendale 400 4(11) — 19 15 2
Butte Falls 300 04 — 7 6 7
Whitaker and Lizeth Silva; Driskell and Hobbs. W — Whitaker. L — Driskell (1-1). 2B — G: Lizeth Silva, Lizbeth Silva 2, Whitaker, Morningstar.