Moore fans 21 in Panthers triumph
EUGENE — Pat Moore’s pitching allowed the South Medford defense to take the day off in a Southwest Conference softball game against Willamette Thursday.
Not only did the junior ace toss a one-hitter, she made all 21 outs via strikeout as the Panthers defeated Willamette 12-1.
Moore issued her only walk in the first inning and didn’t give up a hit until Willamette laid down a bunt to lead off the seventh. The Wolverines later got their run on a passed ball.
Bailee Tatum’s standout year continued as well against Willamette. Tatum, who hit her third home run in five games for the Panthers (5-0, 1-0 SWC), belted a three-run shot in the top of the seventh inning to complete a five-run frame and give South Medford a 12-0 advantage.
Moore, Tatum, Katie Meyer and Bekah Britton all finished with a pair of hits for South Medford, and Jaden Alexander drove in a pair of runs with a double in the fourth.
Moore and Tatum; Deffenbacher, Zepeta (4) and Bartlett. W — Moore (5-0). L — Deffenbacher. 2B — SM: Moore, Alexander. HR — SM: Tatum.
PROSPECT 12, KLAMATH UNION 1, 6 inn.: At Klamath Falls, Prospect’s Marissa Raines fell a home run shy of the cycle, going 3-for-3 with four runs, two RBIs and a pair of stolen bases.
Raleigh Weaver earned the victory in the circle, going all six innings to yield four hits and two walks while fanning 12.
Weaver also cleared the bases with a three-run double in the third that put the Cougars (2-6) ahead 5-0 in a game that lasted six innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
The Cougars’ Katie Munsell finished 2-for-4, scored three times and swiped a pair of bases.
CRATER 13, KLAMATH UNION 3, 5 inn.: At Klamath Falls, Jake Cartwright went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs to lift Crater in the nonconference game.
Matt Croft was steady on the mound, earning the win for the Comets (4-4). Croft allowed three runs — just one earned — on nine hits with four strikeouts and a walk.
The Comets’ Caine Smith was 2-for-3, plated a run and scored once.
Croft and Bartlett; Hamblin, Huffman (4), Luce (5) and Walle. W — Croft. L — Hamblin. 2B — KU: Carter. 3B — C: Deuel.
BROOKINGS-HARBOR 7-11, ROGUE RIVER 3-2: At Rogue River, Rogue River’s Tyler Sakraida was in control through four innings before Brookings-Harbor got hot in the nonleague twin bill.
In the opener, Sakraida struck out 11 batters over six innings but surrendered seven runs in the fifth and sixth. Sakraida’s two-run single in the third inning put the Chieftains (1-4) in front 2-0, and he added an RBI single in the seventh.
Brookings-Harbor took hold of Game 2 after plating four runs in the top of the third.
Testa and Fitchugh; Sakraida, Der. Nelson (7) and Tambellini. W — C. Testa. L — Sakraida (1-1). 2B — BH: Freeman, Edwards. HR — BH: King.
Freeman, King (5) and Fitchugh; Mahmke, Dea. Nelson (5) and Der. Nelson. W — Freeman. L — Mahmke (0-1). 2B — BH: Testa 2, Freeman.
GLIDE 12, PROSPECT 1, 5 inn.: At Glide, Wade May had a run-scoring double in the first for Prospect.
Devin Sheile and Spencer Scofield went 2-for-2 for the Cougars (0-1), who were up 1-0 after the first but allowed eight runs in the second.
SOUTH MEDFORD 7, ASHLAND 1: Kelsey Bartlett cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Lilli Patton in No. 1 singles as South Medford won the nonconference home match.
SINGLES: Kelsey Bartlett, SM, d. Lilli Patton, 6-0, 6-0; Kali Curtis, SM, d. Hannah Barchet, 6-3, 6-0; Kinzlee Jordan, SM, d. Larren Croyle, 6-1, 6-2; Kenadi Schultz, SM, d. Anmol Gagneja, 6-1, 6-3.
DOUBLES: Abi Borg-Anna Johnson, SM, d. Soleil Heller-Sarah Kaufman, 3-6, 6-1, 10-7; Alex Moore-Maddie Day, d. Stella Bungay-MaVina Tacconi, 6-0, 6-1; Ivy Aman-Alex Crane, A, d. Anna Wilder-Corinne Thom, 6-1, 7-6; McKenzie Kapp-Victoria Kelly, SM, d. Gabriela Safay-Emily Haptonstall, 6-3, 6-1.
GRANTS PASS WINS: At Eagle Point, Grants Pass won the five-team Eagle Point Invitational with a score of 380, well ahead of runner-up South Medford (426).
Ashland was third with a 390 score, followed by Eagle Point (510) and Cascade Christian.
Grants Pass’ Sarah Skokan was medalist with a 93. South Medford’s Kirsten Reed tied for fourth at 97. Ryleigh Gainey (106) led Eagle Point, Ava Altig topped Ashland (102) and Tess Homeier paced Cascade Christian (148).