Indians slip by Panthers, move up in SOH
ROSEBURG — The Roseburg softball team took over sole possession of third place in the Southern Oregon Hybrid with a 1-0 win over South Medford on Wednesday, but they could soon be flipping spots with the Panthers.
South (8-11, 3-7 SOH), now fourth in the SOH, takes on last-place Crater (3-19, 0-10) in a doubleheader on Saturday, while the Indians (11-10, 4-6) face first-place North Medford (19-1, 10-1) in a pair of contests that same day. Conference play ends Saturday.
The top three squads in the SOH automatically qualify for the OSAA's 32-team bracket. The other two squads in the league must compete in play-in games.
Jacey Conklin hit the go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the third inning on a changeup to bring home Baylee Wyscaver from second base with one out.
The Panthers had runners on second and third in the second inning, but couldn't move anybody across after two straight groundouts. South also had runners on first and second in the fourth and seventh innings.
Sara Gartlan and Rachael Moore had the Panthers' only two hits.
South's Pat Moore pitched a four-hitter with four strikeouts and three walks.
Wyscaver finished 2-for-3.
South Medford 000 000 0 — 0 2 1
Roseburg 001 000 x — 1 4 1
P. Moore and Garrett; Martin and Conklin. W — Martin. L — P. Moore (8-10). 2B — R: Conklin.
ROGUE RIVER 12, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 11 — At Rogue River, Cortney Hardy had the go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning for Rogue River in Southern Cascade Hybrid action.
Laura Potter followed that up with an RBI double for the Chieftains, who trailed 8-2 early on.
Alyssa Sands was 2-for-2 and Josie Pratt and Bella Dodson each had two RBIs for Rogue River (6-7, 5-2 SCH).
For Cascade Christian (1-15, 0-7), Alaina Thomson finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored, Molli Campos 2-for-3 with two runs, Allison McMahon 2-for-4 with two runs and Raleigh Weaver 2-for-5 with two runs.
Cascade Christian 351 100 1 — 11 9 4
Rogue River 202 422 x — 12 7 7
Weaver, Thomson (4) and Ratcliff; Fredenburg, Atteberry (2), Sands (3) and Hardy. W — Sands. L — Thomson. 2B — CC: Thomson, Grissom; RR: Potter.