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Austin, Tornado down Comets

The North Medford softball team wrapped up the regular season with a 4-0 nonconference win over Crater at North Medford High on Wednesday.

Rylan Austin earned the win after tossing a four-hit shutout with five strikeouts and no walks. She went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while Mahal Miles finished 2-for-2 and Jordan Neathamer hit a two-run home run for the Black Tornado (24-1).

Kaci Carder doubled for the Comets (12-10).

North, which has won 12 straight, will host a first-round Class 6A state playoff game on May 22. Crater welcomes South Albany in a 5A state play-in contest at 4:30 p.m. Friday.


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Warner, Wagner (5), Joseph (6) and Harris; Austin and Salvador; W — Austin. L — Warner. 2B — C: Carder; NM: Austin. HR — NM: Neathamer.

EAGLE POINT 12, SOUTH MEDFORD 4: Winner pitcher Megan Ayres had 12 strikeouts with two walks and finished 3-for-5 with four RBIs for Eagle Point in the nonleague win.

Ayres pounded a three-run home run, Emmalee Stevens was 3-for-4 and Riley Shopp went 2-for-5 with two RBIs for the Eagles (18-6). Miyah Smith homered, Corie Dodge added three RBIs and Gillian Willis and Samantha Thompson were each 2-for-5 for Eagle Point.

Jaden Alexander was 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs for the Panthers (15-9).

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Ayres and Thompson; Wolfard and Tatum.W — Ayres. L — Wolfard (2-1). 2B — EP: Willis, Ayres, Dodge. HR — EP: Ayres, Smith; SM: Alexander.


CRATER 4, HENLEY 3: At Central Point, Crater rallied for two runs in the sixth inning against 4A Henley in a nonconference game at Anhorn Field.

The Comets (23-4) scored the tying and winning run on a single and four walks.



He. Rasica, Loney (4), Hy. Rasica (6) and Loney, He. Rasica (4); Kindreich, Boivin (5) and Bartlett. W — Boivin (6-1). L — Hy. Rasica.

HIDDEN VALLEY 7, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 2: At Murphy, Kyle Reece hit a two-run single and Cade Wager recorded a pair of hits for Cascade Christian in the nonconference game.

Hidden Valley (21-1) scored five runs in the sixth inning to break open the game against the Challengers (14-11).

With the victory, Mustangs head coach Mark Vidlak passed Travis Osborne for the most wins in program history with a record of 123-61.

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Letendre, Wager (4), McLemore (6) and Thompson; Pereira, Lawson (3), C. Kissel (6) and C. Kissel, Pereira (6). W — C. Kissel. L — McLemore. 2B — HV: Fisher.