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PREPS: Crusaders enjoy 'special day' at Running Y

KLAMATH FALLS — When Baylee Hammericksen eagled two of her first three holes at the Klamath Basin Invitational Friday, St. Mary’s girls golf coach Kevin Klabunde sensed something eventful.

Hammericksen, the St. Mary’s sophomore defending 4A/3A/2A/1A state champion, went on to shoot an all-time personal low 65 on the par-72 Running Y Resort course and the Crusaders, who are going for their fourth consecutive state title later this season, posted a 302 team total.

“It’s by far the lowest score in my four years as coach,” said Klabune. “This was a special day.”

Hammericksen began the shotgun start on the 18th hole, then eagled the par-4 first hole and the par-5 second.

“She drove to the fringe on the first hole and chipped in for a two,” said Klabunde, about the first of her consecutive eagles. “On the par-5 she knocked her approach to about six-feet from the cup and made the putt for a three.

“It’s the best score she has ever shot,” added Klabunde. “Everybody on our team shot their best score today. That was kind’ve cool. It was a gorgeous day, the conditions were great and the greens were really nice.”

St. Mary’s senior Kaylee Wu finished second with a 70 and Hammericksen’s younger sister, Crusader freshman Riley, took third (73)

The Crater girls had a good day and finished second in the event with a 362.

Crater’s Haley Brown placed fourth (75) and teammate Caitlin O’Connor tied Giselle Perez-Hernandez of Phoenix for fifth (83)

TEAM SCORES: St. Mary’s 302, Crater 362, Cascade Christian 406. Incomplete: Mazama, Henley, Phoenix, Eagle Point, Klamath Union.

TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS: 1, Baylee Hammricksen, SM, 65; 2, Kaylee Wu, SM, 70; 3, Riley Hammericksen, SM, 73; 4, Haley Brown, Cra, 75; 5, (tie) Caitlin O’Connor, Cra, and Giselle Perez-Hernandez, Pho, 83.

ST. MARY’S (302): Baylee Hammericksen 65, Kaylee Wu 70, Riley Hammericksen 73, Jenny Oh 945.

CRATER (362): Haley Brown 75, Caitlin O’Connor 83, Renna Broesder 99, Carley Streitler 105.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (406): Bryton Plankenhorn 96, Kimi Brown 100, Tes Homeier 100, Shallan Spencer 110.

PHOENIX (INC.): Giselle Perez-Hernandez 83, Kaia Eikenberry 115.

EAGLE POINT (Inc.): Kelsie Monroe 95, Jacoby Adams 133.

Boys Golf

KLAMATH BASIN INVITATIONAL: At Klamath Falls, Bryce Stiemert of St. Mary’s carded a 79 for the top local performance in the nine-school competition at Runnimg Y Resort.

Stiemert finished tied for second with Henley’s Mason Snider. Nate Beck of Mazama took medalist with a 76.

Crater’s Tate Broesder shot an 86 and Ben Idiart an 89 to help Crater to a third place (360) finish behind winning school Beaverton (341) and Mazama (359).

Eagle Point placed fifth — led by Tyler Grove with an 88 — St. Mary’s was sixth (384) and Cascade Christian was seventh (402).

TEAM SCORES: Beaverton 341, Mazama 359, Crater 360, Henley 379, Eagle Point 383, St. Mary’s 384, Cascade Christian 402, Hidden Valley 427, Klamath Union 515. Incomplete: Phoenix.

TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS: 1, Nate Beck, Maz, 76; 2, (tie) Mason Snider, Hen, and Bryce Stiemert, SM, 79; 4, Shane Bolton 80; 5, Curtis Posner, Bea, 83.

CRATER (360): Chase Sonnen 91, Ben Idiart 89, Tate Broesder 86, Ashton Idiart 94.

EAGLE POINT (379): Jacob Balfour 104, Tyler Grove 88, Noah Reardon 91, Justin Fraughton 100.

ST. MARY’S (384): Bryce Stiemert 79, Calix Kim 93, Isaac Chestnut 105, Jude Torres 107.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (402): Layne Collom 99, Gabe Vidlak 96, James Thomas 94, Ethan Hogan 113. 141

PHOENIX (Inc.): Kyle Hooper 124, Cody Curtis 141

Baseball

BROOKINGS-HARBOR 11-4, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 1-3: At Brookings, Cascade Christian lost the opener in five innings then its four errors led three unearned runs in second game of the Far West League doubleheader loss.

In Game 1, the Challengers’ (2-10, 0-6 FW) lone run came when Davis Federico opened the fifth inning with a single and came around to score on a passed ball.

Austin Waits went 2-for-2 and scored one run for Cascade in the second game.

The Challengers scored all three runs in the second inning on RBI singles by Caleb Knight, Jadon Rullamas and Federico.

Cascade Christian sophomore starting pitcher Sam Martin (1-6) allowed four hits and struck out five with one earned run.

FIRST GAME

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Knight , Ritchie (4) and Marshall; Worthy and McCollumx. W — Worthy. L — Knight (0-3). 2B — BH: Armentrout, Kleespies, Burger .

SECOND GAME

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Martin, Waits (6) and Knight; Shew, Burger (7) and McCollom. W — Shew. L — Martin (1-6).

Softball

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 3-12, BROOKINGS-HARBOR 0-2: Cascade Christian sophomore pitcher Katelyn Willard tossed a one-hit shutout in the opener then allowed three hits and no earned runs to pick with victories in both ends of Far West League doubleheader at U.S. Cellular.

In the opener, Willard (14-1) had a perfect game until Gracie Harms singled with two outs in the fifth. Willard finished with 14 strikeouts and one walk.

The 3A top-ranked Challengers (14-1, 6-0 FWL) scored all its runs in the first inning highlighted by Mallory Meilicke’s two-run single.

In Game 2, Mia Mayben had two hits and two RBIs and Meilicke smacked her second home run of he season to lead the Cascade attack.

FIRST GAME

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Harms and Fizhugh; Willard and Modrell. W — Willard . L — Harms. 2B — CC: Meilicke .

SECOND GAME

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Harms, Taylor (3) and Fitzhugh; Willard and Modrell. W — Willard (14-1). L — Harms. 2B — HR — CC: Meilicke (2)

Boys Tennis

ST. MARY’S 8, HIDDEN VALLEY 0: Hunter Holdermann set the tone for the St. Mary’s sweep with a straight-set love victory in No. 1 singles in the 4A/3A District District 3 match at Fichtner Mainwaring Park.

The Crusader No. 1 doubles team of Parker Lam and Milan Bobek cruised to an 8-1 pro set victory against Daniel Beechy and Josh Saunders.

SINGLES — Hunter Holdermann, SM, d. Daniel Beechy, 6-0, 6-0; Jackson Lopiano, SM, d. Josh Saunders, 6-1, 6-3; David Zhang, SM, d. Lucas Cross, 8-3; Brady Reed, SM, d. Alexander Hickey, 8-2.

DOUBLES — Parker Lam-Mila Bobek, SM, d. Daniel Beechy-Josh Saunders, 8-1; Corin Elmore-Calvin Chemlir, SM, d. Alexander Hickey-Lucas Cross, 6-1, 6-1; Tomaz Hernandez-Tom Wang, SM, d. Gamma Duenas-Hunter Krouse, 8-1; Anthony Gan-Sam Guyer, SM, d. Gamma Duenas-Hunter Krouse, 8-0.

Left to right, Baylee Hammericksen, Jenny Oh, Riley Hammericksen, Kaylee Wu and Grace Johnson pose following Friday's golf tournament at Running Y in Klamath Falls.