PREP SOFTBALL: Ashland tops South for first triumph
ASHLAND — Glory Pistole’s three-run double capped a seven-run frame that put Ashland ahead for good Tuesday en route to its first win this spring, 12-6 over South Medford.
Pistole also picked up the pitching victory and joined Tatum Pantle, Kirsten Morgan and Faith Farrow in getting two hits apiece for the Grizzlies (1-8).
“We’re a much better team defensively when she’s able to pitch like that,” said Ashland coach Bobby Heiken of the complete-game effort for the freshman. “That’s a big win for us, beating a 6A school like that and playing the way we did.”
Pistole and Morgan also had three RBIs apiece, with Morgan supplying a two-run home run in the sixth inning and an RBI single in the third that tied the game at 3-all.
Gabby Heiken went 3-for-3 with three runs and an RBI single that kick-started the seven-run third inning.
South Medford (2-7) led 3-0 prior to Ashland’s scoring surge and saw June Woster and Kaycee Hudson each finish with three hits and two runs scored.
Hudson, Wheelock (3), Hudson (6) and Ledendecker; Pistole and Theobald. W — Pistole (1-2). L — Hudson. 2B — SM: Turrey 2, Hudson, Wheelock; A: Pistole 2, Pantle. HR — A: Morgan (3).
ROSEBURG 4, CRATER 0: At Central Point, Ellie Laws went 2-for-3 and Kailee Davis added a single but those were the lone hits for Crater, which couldn’t string offense together against Roseburg pitcher Kami Gibson.
Gibson struck out 11 with two walks and two hit batters for Roseburg (7-3), which saw Olivia Dedmon go 3-for-4 while Gibson and Haleigh Wambolt added two hits apiece.
Crater dropped to 4-6 overall.
Gibson and Williams; Perez, Warner (3) and Laws. W — Gibson. L — Perez. 2B — R: Dedmon, Gibson.
GRANTS PASS 10, EAGLE POINT 0, 6 inn.: At Grants Pass, Sara Martin made life hard for Eagle Point in the circle and at the plate.
The Grants Pass hurler pitched a two-hitter, struck out five and didn’t walk anyone. She also homered and doubled while going 3-for-3. She drove in three runs and scored one.
Alexa Medley was 3-for-4 with two runs for the Cavers (8-2), and Sophie Woodburn homered and scored three runs.
Eagle Point (3-7) got singles from Hailey Waldon and Bailee Worrell.
Brown and Lierman; Martin and Woodburn. W — Martin. L — Brown. 2B — GP: Martin, Totten. HR — GP: Woodburn, Martin.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 15, DOUGLAS 0, 4 inn.: At Winston, Katelyn Willard pitched a one-hitter and contributed three of Cascade Christian’s 13 hits.
Willard struck out eight and didn’t walk anyone. Douglas’ hit was a double by Alaura Hale in the first inning.
Ali Modrell was 3-for-4 with four RBIs for the Challengers (8-2), including a three-run double in an eight-run fourth inning.
Willard was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run, and Zoie Fisher was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.
Willard and Modrell; Hale and Watson. W — Willard (8-2). L — Hale. 2B — CC: Modrell; D: Hale.