PREP ROUNDUP: Serean gem helps Pirates split with Vikings
KLAMATH FALLS — Liam Serean had it working from the mound for the Phoenix baseball team in the nightcap of Monday’s Skyline Conference doubleheader with Mazama.
Serean fired six shutout innings, allowing just three hits to go with 10 strikeouts as the Pirates earned a 4-0 victory after the Vikings claimed the opener with a 9-1 win.
Serean, whose gem came just days after tossing a shutout against North Valley, received three of the four Pirate runs from Brandon Zanni, who finished 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
Both Braeden Watts and Mason Stella had two hits apiece while both Watts and Logan Jenkins came up with RBI singles in the fourth inning, where the Pirates (10-7, 4-2 Skyline Conference) moved out to a 3-0 lead.
In the opener, the Pirates had no answer for Vikings starting pitcher Bailey Whitlock, who limited them to one run on three hits.
The Vikings moved to 8-7 overall and 3-3 in Skyline play.
Martinez, Beer (5) and Merriman; Whitlock and Waits. W — Whitlock. L — Martinez. 2B — P: Martinez; M: Wood, Hayden, Whitlock, Roubel.
Serean, Stella (7) and Zanni; Bolanos, Waits (5) and Waits, Hamilton (5). W — Serean. L — Bolanos. 2B — P: Serean, Zanni; M: Rivera.
HENLEY 11, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 1, 6 inn.: At Klamath Falls, Cascade Christian was unable solve Henley ace Lilly Poe as the Challengers fell to last season’s Class 4A state runner-up by the mercy rule, snapping a 10-game winning streak.
The Challengers (14-2), who managed just four hits and committed eight errors, picked up their lone run in the fifth when Neha Joseph knocked home Ali Modrell, who reached base with a double.
Willard and Modrell; Poe and Perez. W — Poe. L — Willard (14-2). 2B — CC: Modrell; H: C. Moore, Perez 2.
SWC TOURNAMENT: At Roseburg, South Medford’s Gab Provencio tied for second and Grants Pass won the team title with 346 points at Roseburg Country Club.
Provencio was one of three players to shoot 78, six shots behind medalist Bryce Thomason of Roseburg.
TEAM SCORES: Grants Pass 346, Sheldon 355, Roseburg 372, South Medford 386, North Medford 418. South Eugene incomplete.
INDIVIDUAL SCORES (TOP 5): 1, Bryce Thomason, R, 72; 2 (tie), Gabe Provencio, SM, Taylor Anderson, GP, Grant Erving, S, 78; 5, Trent Anderson, GP, 80.
GRANTS PASS (346): Taylor Anderson 78, Trent Anderson 80, Lukas Simchuk 92, Ken Ogren 96.
SOUTH MEDFORD (386): Gabe Provencio 78, Kyle Hutto 98, Matt Stranahan 102, Jackson Tayler 108.
NORTH MEDFORD (418): Jordan Jacobs 88, Calvin Lewis 103, Thomas Cox 113, Treyson Neff 114.
HENLEY 7, PHOENIX 0: At Klamath Falls, Henley cruised to the District 3 victory without dropping a set.
SINGLES: Lena Dreyer, H, d. Belle Hoye, 8-0; Nicole Cleland, H, d. Miranda Perez, 6-2, 6-0; Anna Edwards, H, d. Coreysi Ramirez, 6-1, 6-0.
DOUBLES: Sabine Graetsch-Kenzie Cooper, H, d. Arianna Sandoval-Marlen Quintero, 6-1, 6-0; Macy Hamiliton-Ellie Smith, H, d. Courtney House-Ally Ellis, 6-2, 6-0; Sophia Gomez-Mattie Smith, H, d. Maryam Hoorain-Michelle Castillo, 6-1, 6-0; Elle Larson-Emma Grech, H, d. Kiara Perzchica-Brittany Diaz 6-4, 6-1.