PREP BASEBALL: North duo blanks Ashland in sweep
ASHLAND — North Medford senior pitchers Cody Borraggine and Gavin Schmidt weren’t in a giving mood Saturday, and that certainly didn’t bode well for Ashland’s baseball team at North Mountain Park.
Borraggine and Schmidt each tossed one-hitters and got plenty of offensive support to register a sweep for the Black Tornado, 12-0 in five innings and 5-0.
“Outstanding performances by both of them,” said North Medford head coach Kerry Curtis of his pitchers. “They really threw well and kept the hitters off-balance. Two hits on the day is outstanding because (the Grizzlies) have some kids over there that can swing the bat.”
Ashland leadoff hitter Dillan Anway singled in the bottom of the first but Borraggine quickly settled in, striking out seven with one walk in the shutout for North (3-2).
Borraggine also helped pave the way on offense, going 3-for-4 with one RBI, while Aiden Horsley went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Jeremiah Robbins supplied a two-run single in the fourth and finished with three RBIs, and Tyler Dunlevy had a two-run single of his own in the fourth.
Robbins and Johnny King each had two of North Medford’s six stolen bases in the opener, a factor that played out again with seven more stolen bases in Game 2, including four by Borraggine after he went 3-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored.
“I was happy to see our bats active today and we ran the bases well,” said Curtis.
Schmidt struck out seven with four walks in Game 2 and also added two hits and one RBI to cap a sweep of Ashland (1-4).
Borraggine and Robbins; Brabec, Ransweiler (4) and Kemper. W — Borraggine. L — Brabec. 2B — NM: Horsley.
Schmidt and Robbins; Nixon, Dreiling (1), Anway (3), Nogues (5), Bloodworth (6) and Kemper. W — Schmidt. L — Nixon. 3B — NM: Borraggine.
GRANTS PASS 9-3, ROSEBURG 7-10: At Roseburg, Grants Pass missed out on a potential sweep when Roseburg used an eight-run third inning in Game 2 to salvage a split.
In the opener, starting pitcher Andrew Eide helped his own cause, hitting a home run and driving in three for Grants Pass (4-2).
Freshman catcher Troy Osborne went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Cavemen. Kaden Cartwright and Jett Hood were both 2-for-3, while the former also recorded a pair of RBIs.
Starter Evan Corbin allowed three runs on five hits in a complete-game effort in Game 2 for Roseburg (5-2).
Roseburg’s Austin Takahashi, Knox Hubbard and Carson Dunn all drove in two runs in the nightcap.
Eide, Haven (7), Durler (7) and Osborne; Zeimet, Takahashi (6) and Hubbard. W — Eide. L — Zeimet. 2B — GP: Hood; R: Jones 2. 3B — GP: Osborne, Cartwright. HR — Eide.
Durler, Calabro (3) and Osborne; Corbin and Hubbard. W — Corbin. L — Durler. 2B — GP: Robinson; R: Dunn. 3B — R: Takahashi.
PHOENIX 14-14, NORTH VALLEY 4-1: At Talent, Phoenix senior Ian Wood went 3-for-3 with four RBIs in the opener and senior Monte Spence was 2-for-3 with three RBIs in Game 2 of the doubleheader sweep at Hagler-James Park.
Wood had an RBI double in the first inning, two-run double in the second and RBI single in the sixth to spur the Pirates (6-0) to a six-inning win in the opener. He also struck out three with one walk in two innings pitched.
Trystan Norris was 2-for-2 with one RBI in Game 1 and Eli Page had a no-hitter, albeit with four walks and two hit batters, when he was replaced in the fourth inning by Wood.
In the five-inning nightcap, Julius Bolstad struck out seven with no walks and allowed only a leadoff double in the third inning by Luke McGregor in his four innings on the mound.
Page and Andrew Hull each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in Game 2 against the Knights (0-6).
Farmer, McGregor (5) and Elzy; Page, Wood (4), Wilcox (6) and Zanni. W — Page. L — Farmer. 2B — NV: Huff, Cartwright; P: Page, Wood 2.
Huff, Cartwright (2), Freedman (4) and Elzy; Bolstad, Humble (5) and Zanni, Scala (4). W — Bolstad. L — Huff. 2B — NV: McGregor; P: Hull, Page 2, Shilts, Spence 2.
ROGUE RIVER 16-26, PROSPECT/BUTTE FALLS 4-8: At Rogue River, Rogue River’s offense provided plenty of run support for its pitching staff as the Chieftans picked up a pair of mercy-rule wins over Prospect/Butte Falls.
Rogue River (4-2) — which has won four of its last five games — recorded 21 hits in the doubleheader and used a double-digit run total in each game to blow things open.
Caden Tognoni and Isaac House each threw five-inning complete games for the Chieftains. House was 2-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI in Game 1, while Tognoni had a triple, scored three runs and drove in three in the nightcap.
Jimmy Geiger went a combined 6-for-7 with six runs scored and two RBIs in the doubleheader.
Mark Bandy was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Wyatt Stillwagner hit a double and scored three runs in Game 2.
Kelsay and Kusel; Tognoni and Smith. W — Tognoni (2-1). L — Kelsay. 2B — RR: Smith.
Taylor and Linam; House and Smith. W — House (2-0). L — Taylor. 2B — RR: Stillwagner. 3B — RR: Tognoni.