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Moore, Panthers blank Axemen

Pat Moore led the charge as the South Medford softball team downed South Eugene, 8-0, during Southwest Conference play at South Medford High on Tuesday.

The junior lefty tossed a one-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts and five walks. She was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two runs scored for the Panthers (11-3, 7-3 SWC), who led 3-0 after the first inning.

Moore is 11-3 on the year.

Jeryka Johnson and Shayna Woods both connected on two-run singles and Emily Lawruk and Bekah Britton added RBIs for South Medford.

The Axemen (3-11, 1-9) committed six errors.

South Eugene;000;000;0;—;0;1;6

South Medford;301;130;x;—;8;8;0

Clark and Kochevar; Moore and Tatum. W — Moore (11-3). L — Clark. 2B — SM: Moore. 3B — SM: Moore, Alexander.

NORTH MEDFORD 7, WILLAMETTE 2: North Medford’s Teanna Gonsalves and Rylan Austin each homered and Sarah Thomas struck out eight and allowed three hits in the SWC home victory.

The Black Tornado (13-1, 9-1 SWC) received two hits each from Gabby Rosales, Olivia Lethlean and Tra Kucera.

North Medford used four hits to break a 2-all tie against Willamette (1-13, 0-10) with a four-run fourth inning, highlighted by Gonsalves’ homer.

Willamette;100;100;0;—;2;3;1

North Medford;110;410;x;—;7;11;3

Deffenbacher, Zepeda (5) and Bartlett; Thomas, Gonsalves (7) and Kucera. W — Thomas. L — Deffenbacher. 2B — W: Heron, Goddard; NM: Rosales, Kucera, Ripplinger. HR — NM: Gonsalves, Austin.

GRANTS PASS 5, THURSTON 1: At Grants Pass, Halleigh Noga scored two runs and five different Grants Pass players recorded a hit during Southwest Conference play.

The Cavers improved to 10-5 overall, 6-4 in the SWC. Thurston dropped to 8-7, 6-4 in league.

Thurston;010;000;0;—;1;5;2

Grants Pass;010;310;x;—;5;5;2

Muggy and Schmidt; Etheridge and Doman. W — Etheridge. L — Muggy.

EAGLE POINT 20, SPRINGFIELD 0, 5 inn.: At Springfield, Eagle Point’s Megan Ayres tossed her second straight five-inning no-hitter and Samantha Thompson belted her first varsity home run and finished with five RBIs in the Midwestern League romp.

Ayres struck out 12 and walked one and drove in three runs as she joined Kylene Briggs and Miyah Smith in notching three hits apiece. The Eagles (7-7, 5-3 MWL) also got two hits apiece from Thompson, Paige Leeper and Bailey Westrom against Springfield (3-12, 3-6).

Eagle Point;507;44;—;20;18;0

Springfield;000;00;—;0;0;1

Ayres and Grady; Martinez, Lyon (4) and Wolford. W — Ayres. L — Martinez. 2B — EP: Ayres 2, Briggs 2, Smith 2. 3B — EP: Westrom, Samantha Thompson. HR — EP: Samantha Thompson (1).

CRATER 30, NORTH EUGENE 4: At Central Point, Crater erupted for 15 runs in the first inning during the Midwestern League home victory.

The Comets (8-6, 5-3 MWL) combined five hits with seven hit batters, two walks and three errors for the big opening frame.

Bayley Jensen had three hits, scored four runs and drove in five to pace Crater. Alaina Winningham added two hits and three RBIs and Kaila Lee provided two hits and scored three times.

North Eugene;004;00;—;4;2;8

Crater;(15)68;1x;—;30;19;0

A Seeley, B. Seeley (1) and Horn; Warner, Fisher (3) and Harris. W — Fisher (7-5). L — A. Seeley. 2B — NE: B. Seeley, A. Seeley; C: Beck 2, Ryerson, Jensen. 3B — C: Lee.

MARIST 21, ASHLAND 0, 5 inn.: At Eugene, freshman Maya Lavini was Ashland’s only baserunner when she reached on an error in the fourth inning of the MWL road loss.

Marist registered its sixth straight league victory to move to 7-2 in the MWL and 10-3 overall, while Ashland dropped to 1-9 and 0-8 in league.

HIDDEN VALLEY 8, PHOENIX 7: At Talent, Ember Wolfe and Brooke Kentner each collected three hits and combined for four RBIs in a Skyline home loss for Phoenix.

Katie Allen led the Hidden Valley (5-7, 2-2 Sky) offense with three hits, including a three-run homer in the fourth inning.

The loss dropped Phoenix to 2-2 in the Skyline and 2-8 overall.

Hidden Valley;112;310;0;—;8;13;0

Phoenix;102;301;0;—7;9;3

Sheely and Stone; Taylor and Hall. W — Sheely. L — Taylor (1-4). 2B — HV: Allen 2, Norberg, Coates, Stone; P: Wolfe, Kentner. 3B — P: Taylor. HR — HV: K. Allen.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 6, ROGUE RIVER 1: Baylee Plankenhorn was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Cascade Christian won its 10th straight during Southern Cascade League play at U.S. Cellular.

Allison Winter and Marli Martin both hit two-run singles for the Challengers (10-1, 3-0 SCL). Elly Moulder went 3-for-4 for Rogue River (4-7, 0-1).

Rogue River;000;000;1;—;1;6;3

Cascade Christian;201;030;x;—;6;9;3

Sands and Hardy; Ledesma and Bogue. W — Ledesma (10-1). L — Sands.