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Ashland sweeps Eagles in MWL play

ASHLAND — After handing Ashland its first loss of the season on Tuesday, Eagle Point had high hopes entering a Midwestern League baseball doubleheader against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

But the Grizzlies turned the tables big time on Eagle Point by registering a pair of five-inning victories, 10-0 and 11-1, at North Mountain Park.

“I did not expect this,” said Eagle Point coach Josh Leedy. “We’ve given up 27 runs all year and today allowed 23. It’s mind-boggling.”

Ashland received a one-hit shutout from junior pitcher Jesse Carroll in the opener. Carroll struck out three and walked four.

The Eagles’ (7-4, 4-2 MWL) lone hit came on a one-out single by Ryan Lorenz in the third inning.

“We were in scoring position in almost every inning,” said Leedy. “We had a lack of execution at the plate. (Carroll) got outs when he needed to.”

In Game 1, Peyton Fuller went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Aaron Scott had two hits to lead the Grizzlies.

Fuller went the distance on the mound in the nightcap and allowed three hits with four walks and three strikeouts.

The Grizzlies (10-1, 5-1 MWL) broke open a 1-1 tie with seven runs in the fourth inning. Ashland combined six hits and three walks to do the damage.

Tarquin Daley paced the Grizzlies’ 11-hit attack with a pair of singles and a double and scored twice. Nick Sanderson’s grand slam with no outs in the fifth inning ended the game.

FIRST GAME

Eagle Point;000;00;—;0;1;3

Ashland;121;6x;—;10;7;3

Shopp, Jackson (4) and Little; Carroll and McLennan. W — Carroll. L — Shopp. 2B — A: Carroll.

SECOND GAME

Eagle Point;100;00;—;1;3;2

Ashland;001;74;—;11;11;0

Wilson, Spradley (4) and Little, Castro (5); Fuller and McLennan. 2B EP: Spradley; A: Carroll, A. Scott, Daley; HR — A: Sanderson

CRATER 4-3, CHURCHILL 3-2: At Central Point, Crater’s Jace Godley scored after Shay Hall beat out a drag bunt in the opener for a walk-off win and the Comets duplicated the feat in Game 2 as Jake Cartwright plated Hayden Deuel with an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth at Anhorn Field.

Neil Bastendorff earned the Midwestern League win in the opener for Crater (6-5, 2-1 MWL), strikeout out seven with one walk and six hits allowed. He also went 2-for-3.

Crater tied Game 1 in the sixth with RBI singles by Nick Bastendorff and Jake Ireland and a run scored following a Churchill double play. In the seventh, Godley had a leadoff single, stole second and scored after the relay to first base on Hally’s bunt got away from the Lancers.

Cartwright was 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI in Game 2, and Jake Ireland earned the win in relief with four hits and three walks allowed in 6⅔ innings, aided by three double plays. Godley’s RBI single in the seventh sent the game to extras, where Deuel had a leadoff single and was running on Cartwright’s shot to the right-center gap.

FIRST GAME

Churchill;000;300;0;—;3;6;1

Crater;000;003;1;—;4;7;2

DeShaw, Holland (7) and Trivett; Ne. Bastendorff and Bartlett. W — Ne. Bastendorff. L — Holland. 2B — CH: Wilkinson.

SECOND GAME

Churchill;100;001;00;—;2;5;0

Crater;000;100;11;—;3;6;3

Wilkinson, Cline (7) and Trivett; Croft, Ireland (2) and Bartlett. W — Ireland. L — Cline. 2B — CH: DeShaw; C: Cartwright. HR — CH: Cline.

NORTH MEDFORD 10-10, WILLAMETTE 9-5: At Eugene, North Medford’s Larson Kindreich scored the winning run in the eighth inning of Game 1 from second base after Berry Hunt’s sharp grounder kicked off the glove of the third baseman and ricocheted into left field.

Earlier in the opener, Honus Kindreich smashed a two-run home run and Kasey Buchanan added a three-run homer to pace the Black Tornado (8-3, 5-1 SWC). Buchanan finished 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs.

North secured the sweep in Game 2 behind a two-run home run from Justin Geyer and a two-run double by Dakota Adams, who finished 2-for-4. Larson Kindreich also added two hits while Tate Cowden was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

FIRST GAME

North Medford;011;230;21;—;10;9;4

Willamette;101;011;50;—;9;12;3

L. Kindreich, Hunt (6), Casebier (7) and Wolff; Hubbs, Curtis (6), Glover (8) and Rasmussen. W — Casebier (1-0). L — Glover. 2B — NM: Adams, Cowden. 3B — W: Burton. HR — NM: H. Kindreich (1), Buchanan (1).

SECOND GAME

North Medford;101;521;0;—;10;7;3

Willamette;101;210;0;—;5;6;5

H. Kindreich and Wolff; Rosebrook, Prescott (4) and Thorn. W — H. Kindreich (2-0). L — Rosebrook. 2B — NM: Adams; W: Hill. HR — NM: Geyer (1); W: Bracy.

THURSTON 7-6, SOUTH MEDFORD 3-2: At Springfield, South Medford got two hits apiece from Cole Carder, Hunter Bradford and Clint Campbell in the opener and Christian Mahoney’s double was one of two hits overall by the Panthers in Game 2 of the SWC doubleheader.

Bradford supplied an RBI double in the first inning of Game 1 for South Medford (3-8, 2-4 SWC) but took the loss in his Game 2 pitching debut against Thurston (3-8, 2-4).

Carder and Jacob Melton scored on passed balls in the nightcap.

FIRST GAME

South Medford;100;002;0;—;3;10;3

Thurston;100;330;x;—;7;7;2

Thompson, DeVries (5) and Mahoney; Travelstead and Burke. W — Travelstead. L — Thompson (1-2). 2B — SM: Bradford.

SECOND GAME

South Medford;100;100;0;—;2;2;3

Thurston;002;040;x;—;6;7;1

Bradford, Whitney (4), Loogman (6) and Mahoney; Howard, Ward (6) and Travelstead. W — Howard. L — Bradford (0-1). 2B — SM: Mahoney. 3B — T: Sargeant.

SHELDON 3-4, GRANTS PASS 1-7: At Eugene, Brennen Lauffenburger struck out six and walked one to pick up the Game 2 win for Grants Pass, which improved to 1-5 in SWC play and 5-5 overall.

Tyler Rund drove in two runs and Drew Bjorn was 2-for-4 with one RBI in Game 2 for Grants Pass against Sheldon (6-5, 5-1 SWC).

Cody Ekwall tossed a one-hitter with four strikeouts in the opener but was undone by five walks and three errors by the Cavemen. Ekwall went 2-for-3 and plated Rund after his double in the first inning, while Bjorn went 2-for-3.

FIRST GAME

Grants Pass;100;000;0;—;1;7;3

Sheldon;011;001;x;—;3;1;2

Ekwall and Bjorn; Herbert, Dudley (6) and Olsson. W — Herbert. L — Ekwall. 2B — GP: Rund, Ekwall.

SECOND GAME

Grants Pass;003;220;0;—;7;6;0

Sheldon;001;110;1;—;4;11;3

Lauffenburger and Bjorn; Strom, Vitus (4), Hill (5), Diehl (7) and Olsson. W — Lauffenburger. L — Strom. 2B — GP: Rund, Bjorn 2; S: Herbert, Johnson. 3B — S: Herbert. HR — S: Dudley.

ST. MARY’S 7-7, HARRISBURG 0-6: St. Mary’s senior Jose Perez pitched a three-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts and no walks in the opener and the Crusaders remained unbeaten with a seventh-inning rally in Game 2 of the nonleague twin bill at St. Mary’s High.

Joe Johnson belted a two-run home run in the opener and finished 2-for-4 and Travis Danielson was 2-for-4 to support Perez. In Game 2, Johnson allowed five hits with 12 strikeouts and two walks in five innings and Danielson earned the win with two hitless innings of relief to go with a key ground rule double to spark a seventh-inning rally.

Ty Mulholland plated Danielson for his third RBI of the nightcap in the seventh and later scored after St. Mary’s (12-0) drew three straight walks.

FIRST GAME

Harrisburg;000;000;0;—;0;3;4

St. Mary’s;112;021;x;—;7;8;0

Day, King (7) and Downs; Perez and Mulholland. W — Perez (4-0). L — Day. 2B — H: Pelkey; SM: Danielson. HR — SM: Johnson (2).

SECOND GAME

Harrisburg;040;020;0;—;6;5;3

St. Mary’s;301;100;2;—;7;6;5

Ross, Downs (7) and Pelkey; Johnson, Danielson (6) and Mulholland. W — Danielson (3-0). L — Ross. 2B — H: Pelkey, Day; SM: Danielson.