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North Medford claims 12th straight victory

Sarah Thomas pitched four no-hit innings and the top of the North Medford batting order proved lethal as the Black Tornado registered its 12th straight victory in posting a 10-0 win in five innings over Sheldon in Southwest Conference softball Tuesday at North Medford High.

Thomas (16-1) struck out six and walked one for North Medford (19-1, 15-1 SWC).

“She looked really healthy today,” said North Medford coach Mike Mayben about the senior hurler. “She threw all her pitches well.”

The lone hit by the Irish (5-15, 5-11) was a two-out single in the fifth off North reliever Teanna Gonsalves.

Olivia Lethlean, Taelor Mayben and Tra Kucera — the first three batters in North’s lineup — combined to go 6-for-11 with five runs scored and three RBIs. Lethlean and Mayben both had three hits and scored two runs and Kucera provided two hits and two RBIs.

“Our first four hitters, especially recently, are doing a good job making solid contact,” said Mayben. “They made a good adjustment to their pitcher today.”

Gonsalves added two hits, scored twice and drove in one.

The game ended in the bottom of the fifth when Lethlean reached first on a two-out bunt single and moved to second on passed ball. Mayben singled and Lethlean scored from third when Mayben stole second.

On the heels of a doubleheader victory over South Medford, Mayben was pleased with his team’s effort against the Irish: “We didn’t let down today after coming off a big emotional game on Friday.”


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Mundorff, Peters (4) and Coats; Thomas, Gonsalves (5) and Kucera. W — Thomas (16-1). L — Mundorff. 2B — NM: Gonsalves, Austin, Kucera.

SOUTH MEDFORD 1, THURSTON 0: Behind Pat Moore’s one-hit shutout, host South Medford wasn’t able to generate offense until the bottom of the sixth inning when Lexis Jones hit the winning go-ahead single.

Jones’ single ricocheted off Thurston pitcher Jaclyn Muggy and brought home Emily Lawruk, a courtesy runner for catcher Bailee Tatum, who earlier hit a one-out double for the Panthers (16-5, 11-3 SWC).

Moore, who racked up 18 strikeouts and walked three, allowed just a bloop single in the third inning. She also went 2-for-3.


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Muggy and Mason; Moore and Tatum. W — Moore (15-5). L — Muggy. 2B — SM: Tatum.

GRANTS PASS 22, WILLAMETTE 9: At Eugene, Dalenna Bellum was 4-for-4 with four RBIs while Skylar Padgett and Halleigh Noga each drove in three runs to lead Grants Pass to the Southwest Conference rout.

The Cavers improved to 11-9 overall and 7-8 in SWC play. Willamette dropped to 2-17 and 1-14.

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Padgett and Doman; Zepeda, Deffenbacher (6) and Wolf. W — Padgett. L — Zepeda. 2B — GP: Padgett, Noga, Doman. HR — W: Gayle.

EAGLE POINT 3, CRATER 1: At Eagle Point, Megan Ayres tossed a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks and Kylene Briggs hit a solo home run for Eagle Point during Midwestern League play.

The Eagles (10-9, 8-5 MWL) took the lead for good in the first inning using a Paige Leeper sacrifice fly and Crater error.

Mackenzie Ryerson was 3-for-3 for the Comets (9-12, 6-8).


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Warner and Harris; Ayres and Grady. W — Ayres. L — Warner. 2B — C: Ryerson; EP: Willis, Grady. HR — EP: Briggs (1).

PHOENIX 13, KLAMATH UNION 3, 5 inn.: At Klamath Falls, Brooke Kentner was 4-for-4 with a two-run home run, two doubles and four RBIs for Phoenix during Skyline Conference action.

Kindra Hall went 3-for-4, Ember Wolfe 2-for-4 with three runs and Tiona Hurd 2-for-4 for the Pirates (5-12, 4-6 Sky). Klamath Union dropped to 1-20, 0-10 in league.


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Hurd and Hall; Hescock and Elzner. W — Hurd. L — Hescock. 2B — P: Kentner 2. HR — P: Kentner (3).

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 12, LAKEVIEW 4: At Lakeview, sophomore pitcher Shaylee Ledesma struck out 13 and rapped two hits as Cascade Christian remained undefeated in the Southern Cascade League.

The Challengers (15-1, 7-0 SCL) held a 5-3 lead before scoring seven runs on six hits in the seventh inning. Abby Miller highlighted the rally with a two-run single.

Kelsey Bogue led the Challengers’ attack with three hits and four RBIs and Allison Winter added two hits and drove in two runs.

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Ledesma and Bogue; Ramsey and Conley. W — Ledesma (15-1) L — Conley. 2B — CC: Ledesma, Bogue, M. Miller; L: Ramsey

PROSPECT 13-5, LOST RIVER 3-4: At Prospect, Prospect’s Raleigh Weaver drove in the go-ahead run in the nightcap during a doubleheader sweep of their District 4 season finale.

Weaver singled home Chrystyna Smith to put the second-place Cougars (12-6, 8-2 Dist. 4) up for good at 5-4.

Smith finished 2-for-3 with an RBI during the Cougars’ four-run third inning.

In the opener, Marissa Raines finished 2-for-3 with four runs scored and two RBIs for Prospect, which won in five innings.

Jordan Kuykendall went 2-for-3 with three runs and an RBI.


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Girtman and Brewer; Weaver, Munsell (4) and J. Kuykendall, H. Kuykendall (4). W — Weaver (7-5). L — Girtman. 2B — P: Munsell, J. Kuykendall. 3B — P: J. Kuykendall.


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Girtman and Brewer; Munsell, Weaver (5) and H. Kuykendall, J. Kuykendall (5). W — Munsell (5-1). L — Girtman. 2B — P: Smith 2, Latona. 3B — P: Munsell.