PREP ROUNDUP: EP, Crater split wild twin bill
CENTRAL POINT — Chris Arnold is a dedicated English and social studies teacher at Crater High School, but Friday’s doubleheader with Eagle Point proved to be about another subject altogether for the softball coach.
“I had to break out my calculator for this one,” Arnold said with a laugh after hosting the twin bill.
Crater and Eagle Point combined for 41 runs in 13 innings of play, with the Eagles pulling off a stunning comeback for a 15-9 win in the opener before the Comets answered with a 12-5 triumph shortened to six innings due to darkness.
Eagle Point erased a 9-6 deficit with nine runs in the seventh inning of Game 1 but couldn’t secure the sweep as Crater used a seven-run fourth inning to pull away before the game was halted in Game 2.
Hailey Sowell had a two-run double and Bailee Worrell added a two-run single to highlight the comeback in Game 1 for the Eagles (3-2).
Jovianna Marshall went 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs for EP, which also got three hits from Jade Lierman, Sydney Boren and Presley Brown in the opener.
Crater’s Maddie Sheadel belted a three-run home run in the first inning and a two-run home run in the third to pace her team, with Alyssa Kilbane also going 2-for-4.
In Game 2, Kailee Davis and Kilbane each went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Comets (3-4), while Sowell was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs and Marshall added two hits for EP.
Brown and Slayton; Warner, Sheadel (7) and Laws. W — Brown. L — Warner. 2B — EP: Lierman, Boren, Sowell, Marshall, Slayton, Brown 2; C: Perez. HR — C: Sheadel 2.
Brown, Boren (4) and Slayton; Perez and Laws. W — Perez. L — Brown. 2B — EP: Sowell, Slayton, Bruner; C: Davis, Schwab.
LAKEVIEW 11-8, ASHLAND 1-5: At Ashland, the Ashland offense was able to bounce back after a tough opening game, but the Grizzlies couldn’t completely dig out of an early hole as Lakeview swept the doubleheader at North Mountain Park.
Sophomore pitcher Tyler McNeley pitched all 13 innings of the doubleheader for the Class 2A Honkers (4-1). In the opener, she allowed three hits and struck out 12 with no walks.
Ashland starter Gabby Heiken struck out eight and allowed eight hits in four-plus innings in the opener, with just two of the nine runs charged to her being earned.
Nine of the 23 hits Lakeview recorded in the doubleheader were extra-base hits, with Ryanne Culbertson, Bridget Shullanberger and Kaya Lauer all hitting a pair of doubles. McNeley added a triple in Game 2.
Ashland’s Kirsten Morgan hit a home run in Game 2 as the Grizzlies (0-5) tried to work out of a 6-0 hole in the second inning. Heiken also had a double in Game 2.
McNeley and Culbertson; Heiken, Pistole (5) and Theobald. W — McNeley. L — Heiken. 2B — L: Shullenberger 2, Taccini, Culbertson, Jackson.
McNeley and Culbertson; Pistole, Heiken (1), Pistole (3), Heiken (5) and Theobald. W — McNeley. L — Pistole. 2B — L: Lauer 2, Culbertson; A: Heiken. 3B — L: McNeley. HR — A: Morgan.
BROOKINGS-HARBOR 5-2, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 3-11: At Brookings, a five-run fifth inning allowed host Brookings-Harbor to pin the season’s first loss on Cascade Christian, but the Challengers roared back to dominate Game 2 and salvage a sweep.
Zoie Fisher hustled her way to the first run of the game in the opener for Cascade Christian, but the Challengers (5-1) couldn’t muster any runs after RBIs by Becca Clark and McKenzie Bonner in the sixth inning trimmed the deficit to 5-3.
In Game 2, Cascade Christian broke the game open against the Bruins (4-2) with six runs in the fourth inning, highlighted by a Callie Sweem two-run single, and used a two-run home run by Kara Palmer in the fifth to build a cushion.
Katelyn Willard’s three-run triple in the sixth helped close out the game for the Challengers, who saw her also allow only five hits with nine strikeouts and no earned runs in the nightcap.
Ali Modrell was 3-for-5 with two runs and Neha Joseph 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI in Game 2.
Willard and Modrell; Harms and Fitzhugh. W — Harms. L — Willard. 2B — B: Marrington.
Willard and Modrell; Taylor, Harms (6) and Fitzhugh. W — Willard. L — Taylor. 3B — CC: Willard. HR — Palmer.
EAGLE POINT 6-1, CRATER 2-12: At Central Point, Darin Marsh had a solo home run and pitched a complete-game five-hitter in the opener to lead Eagle Point at Anhorn Field.
In the six-inning nightcap, Brandon Tibbils and Ryan Hill combined on a two-hitter for Crater (3-5), which got a pair of RBIs from Payton Anhorn and Quay Lundeen.
Jace Ellis had an RBI double and Luis Uribe’s two-run single in the sixth inning helped give the Eagles (1-5) some cushion in Game 1. Marsh struck out seven and walked one.
Lundeen combined to go 4-for-6 with one run and four RBIs overall in the twin bill, with Jared Weber 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI in Game 2.
Marsh and Meade; Randolph, Tibbils (7) and Lundeen. W — Marsh. L — Randolph. 2B — EP: Ellis; C: Chubb, Randolph. HR — EP: Marsh.
Lund, Dole (5) and Meade; Tibbils, Hill (4) and Lundeen. W — Tibbils. L — Lund. 2B — C: Lasater, Weber. 3B — C: Weber.
ST. MARY’S 3-12, SUTHERLIN 4-1: At Sutherlin, St. Mary’s got a strong start from Eli Haynes in Game 2 and his offense gave him plenty of run support as the Crusaders were able to salvage a split against Sutherlin.
Haynes, a junior, struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings before handing things off to Travis Johnson, who recorded the final four outs, three of which via strikeout. Haynes gave up one run and allowed all five of Sutherlin’s hits in Game 2.
Johnson provided some of the offensive punch for the Crusaders (2-4) in Game 2, hitting a three-run home run to highlight a nine-run fifth inning. Lance Parrish also added an RBI single, while John Healy and Sam Shunk each had doubles in the fifth.
In the opener, Healy and Beau Aldrich each drove in a run for the Crusaders.
St. Mary’s leadoff hitter Alan Gomez reached base in all nine of his plate appearances in the doubleheader, with four of those coming on base hits.
Lawrence, Johnson (4) and Aldrich; Pacini, Doolittle (7), Stinnett (7) and McKnight. W — Pacini. L — Lawrence. 2B — SM: Haynes; S — Cortes. 3B — S: Diaz.
Haynes, Johnson (6) and Lawrence; Stinnett, Rethwill (1), Palm (5) and McKnight. W — Haynes. L — Stinnett. 2B — SM: Shunk 2, Healy; S: Diaz. HR — SM: Johnson.
Track and Field
WALKER SETS RECORD: St. Mary’s junior Mackenzie Walker set a state-leading mark at the Class 3A level as well as a school record with her pole vault of 11 feet, six inches in a dual meet split between St. Mary’s and Phoenix high schools.
Walker’s effort is also tied for the second best in the state for all classifications. She later won the 300 hurdles in 52.1 seconds and was part of both winning relay squads.
The field events other than the long jump, triple jump and high jump were contested at St. Mary’s High, with all other running events at Phoenix.
Jonah Hadley swept the 100 and 200 sprints in the boys meet for St. Mary’s, while Fu Luafuluafa Masalosalo was a double-winner for Phoenix in the shot put and discus.
Spencer Patten of St. Mary’s and Jair Ramirez of Phoenix ran to a virtual tie in the 110 hurdles with 20.1-second hand-timed marks.
Jensyn Ford won the 400 and 800 for St. Mary’s in the girls meet, while Brisa Bauer placed first for Phoenix in the 100 hurdles and long jump.
TEAM SCORES: Phoenix 83, St. Mary’s 51.
100 — 1, Jonah Hadley, SM, 11.3; 200 — 1, Jonah Hadley, SM, 23.2; 400 — 1, Jayden Moody, P, 1:01.4; 800 — 1, Dilan Mathieu, P, 2:19.2; 1,500 — 1, Elwood Hosking, P, 4:30.7; 3,000 — 1, Kael Feeley, P, 10:43.0; 110 HURDLES — 1, Spencer Patten, SM, 20.1, and Jair Ramirez, P, 20.1; 300 HURDLES — 1, Matthew Wyant, SM, 46.4; 4X100 RELAY — 1, Phoenix (Payton White, Tyler Clark, Nathan Quezada, Eric Peltier), 48.0; 4X400 RELAY — 1, St. Mary’s (Jonah Hadley, Andrew Lockwood, Kayden Walker, Matthew Wyant), 3:47.2.
SHOT PUT — 1, Fu Luafuluafa Masalosalo, P, 45-5; DISCUS — 1, Fu Luafuluafa Masalosalo, P, 127-7; JAVELIN — 1, Zyan Shull-Bain, P, 105-11; HIGH JUMP — 1, Ash Anshuman Singh, P, 4-10; POLE VAULT — 1, Spencer Patten, SM, 7-6; LONG JUMP — 1, Will Kranenburg, SM, 17-0.5; TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Will Kranenburg, SM, 36-8.
TEAM SCORES: St. Mary’s 72, Phoenix 60.
100 — 1, Lila Reed, SM, 13.5; 200 — 1, Sidney DeBoer, SM, 27.8; 400 — 1, Jensyn Ford, SM, 1:01.7; 800 — 1, Jensyn Ford, SM, 2:46.06; 1,500 — 1, Sophia Dobry, SM, 5:14.3; 3,000 — 1, Kyla Potratz, P, 11:35.5; 100 HURDLES — 1, Brisa Bauer, P, 18.4; 300 HURDLES — 1, Mackenzie Walker, SM, 52.1; 4X100 RELAY — 1, St. Mary’s (Lila Reed, Mackenzie Walker, Jensyn Ford, Sidney DeBoer), 52.5; 4X400 RELAY — 1, St. Mary’s (Jensyn Ford, Mackenzie Walker, Lila Reed, Sidney DeBoer), 4:18.9.
SHOT PUT — 1, McKynna Nolan, P, 20-4; DISCUS — 1, Daila Marroquin-Salazar, P, 65-0; JAVELIN — 1, Fatima Flores, P, 74-10; HIGH JUMP — 1, Kyah Neeley, P, 4-0; POLE VAULT — 1, Mackenzie Walker, SM, 11-6; LONG JUMP — 1, Brisa Bauer, P, 14-7; TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Sidney DeBoer, SM, 29-2.
PHOENIX 2, HIDDEN VALLEY 2: Courtney House won at No. 1 singles for Phoenix, which also got a win at No. 2 doubles from the team of Brianna Gaal and Maggie Bakke at Bear Creek Park.
SINGLES: Courtney House, P, d. Bree Saunders, 6-1, 6-0; Carlin Neilsen, HV, d. Agatha Hosking, 6-4, 6-1.
DOUBLES: Taya Mendoza-Ashley Yunker, HV, d. Ally Ellis-Gowri Vellanki, 6-4, 0-6, (10-8); Brianna Gaal-Maggie Bakke, P, d. Natalia Sahr-Cali Vidlak, 6-2, 6-3.
SOUTH MEDFORD 4, NORTH MEDFORD 0: South Medford swept all four matches Thursday, with Andrean Gurov and Jaden Krupp winning in pro set singles matches over Robert Doshier to help set the tone.
SINGLES: Andrean Gurov, SM, d. Robert Doshier, 8-0; Jaden Krupp, SM, d. Robert Doshier, 8-5.
DOUBLES: Hayden Allen-Andrew Oppermann, SM, d. Nicholas Doshier-Nicholas Snowden, 8-0; Diego Bencomo-Miles Karrigan, SM, d. Nicholas Doshier-Nicholas Snowden, 8-1.
ST. MARY’S WINS TWO: St. Mary’s played matches against three schools and came away with two wins and a tie Thursday.
The Crusaders defeated Marshfield, 6-0, and Klamath Union, 4-3, while drawing with North Bend, 3-3.
Brady Reed and Jackson Lopiano each posted No. 1 singles wins for St. Mary’s, and the tandem of Tom Wang and Aidan Flaherty notched a victory against Marshfield.
ST. MARY’S 6, MARSHFIELD 0
SINGLES: Brady Reed, SM, d. Marco Bruno, 8-2; Logan Diaz McNeal, SM, d. Titus Simon, 8-0; Matthew Poisson, SM, d. Cullen Cribbens, 8-1; David Nobel, SM, d. Spencer Pedersen, 8-5.
DOUBLES: Tom Wang-Aidan Flaherty, SM, d. Marco Bruno-Spencer Pedersen, 8-2; Alex Wilk-Nate Lemley, SM, d. Titus Simon-Cullen Cribbens, 8-4.
ST. MARY’S 3, NORTH BEND 3
SINGLES: Brody Ault, NB, d. Brady Reed, 4-6, 6-2, 10-5; Aidan Flaherty, SM, d. Kade Spini, 6-1, 6-1; Kaileb Pickett, NB, d. Nate Lemley, 6-2, 6-0; David Noble, SM, d. Beau Parrott, 6-3, 6-4.
DOUBLES: Brody Ault-Kade Spini, NB, d. Logan Diaz McNeal-Tom Wang, 8-5; Alex Wilk-Matthew Poisson, SM, d. Kaileb Pickett-Beau Parrott, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.
ST. MARY’S 4, KLAMATH UNION 3
SINGLES: Jackson Lopiano, SM, d. Wyatt Cain, 6-4, 6-0; Brady Reed, SM, d. Sephen Mauer, 7-5, 6-3; Matt Dupuis, KU, d. Alex Wilk, 7-6 (10-2), 6-3; Tyson Murry, KU, Matthew Poisson, 5-7, 7-5, 10-4.
DOUBLES: Matt Dupuis-Ryan Nork, KU, d. Calvin Chemlis-David Noble, 6-4, 4-6, 10-5; Tom Wang-Aidan Flaherty, SM, d. Scott Nuepert-Alex Prosnik, 6-2, 6-1; Nate Lemley-Logan Diaz McNeal, SM, d. Tyson Murry-Ben Pierce, 6-2, 6-2.