PREP ROUNDUP: South starts strong with road win
BEND — South Medford couldn’t have asked for a much better start to its baseball season Wednesday, with Carson Joe and Tanner Douglas combining to stymie Bend while the offensive production was scattered throughout the lineup for an 8-2 road win.
Joe was nearly perfect in five innings to earn the win, striking out seven without allowing a hit. His lone blemish was one walk, with the Lava Bears scoring an unearned run in the fourth inning.
Douglas came on in relief to allow two hits and one earned run with four strikeouts for the Panthers (1-0).
“Carson Joe came up big for us setting the tone on the mound with five no-hit innings,” said South Medford coach Josh Moody, “and Tanner came in behind him and threw strikes and pitched well with the lead to finish it off.”
Cameron Sewell led an eight-hit attack by going 3-for-5 with a two-run double and a triple for South.
Jace Miller had a double and scored in the first inning, Eljah Havey added a two-run double in the fifth inning and Joe had an RBI double in finishing 2-for-4.
Joe, Douglas (6) and Havey; Malinowski, Koehler (3), Willy (5), Isola (7) and Doke. W — Joe (1-0). L — Malinowsk (0-1). 2B — SM: Sewell, Miller, Havey, Joe; B: Willy. 3B — SM: Sewell.
SOUTH MEDFORD 18, IDA B. WELLS 0, 5 inn.: South Medford starting pitcher Kaycee Hudson threw a five-inning no-hitter and the Panthers pounded out 19 hits in a season-opening romp at South Medford High.
Hudson, a sophomore, faced just two batters over the minimum, striking out 11 and walking two. She struck out the first nine batters she faced.
South (1-0) provided plenty of offense, scoring six runs in the bottom of the first, two more in the second and then eight in the third to set up the mercy rule victory.
South’s Kirsten Morgan went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, Nicole Ledendecker was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and scored a pair of runs and three other Panthers — Kailey Wheelock, Nahlani Quigley and Maleyah Thoele — all had two-hit days. Wheelock and Quigley both drove in two runs.
Bri Turrey drove in three runs and had one of South’s five doubles.
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Wisher and Young; Hudson and Ledendecker. W — Hudson (1-0). L — Wisher (0-1). 2B — SM: Fullenwider, Wheelock, Turrey, Quigley, Butterfield.
COQUILLE 27-34, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 8-17: Cascade Christian, ranked No. 8 in the Class 3A preseason coaches poll, saw its new-look squad suffer a pair of four-inning losses to Class 2A Coquille at Lithia & Driveway Fields.
Challengers senior Callie Sweem drove in seven runs in the doubleheader, going a combined 5-for-7. She hit an inside-the-park home run in the opener while contributing a pair of triples and scoring four runs in Game 2.
In Game 1, McKenzie Bonner was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and fellow sophomore Katelynn Reed was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Cascade Christian (0-2).
Cascade’s Maile Scaglione went 4-for-4, scored four runs and drove in four more while Bella Williams was 3-for-4 with a run and two RBIs in the nightcap.
Brugnoli and Hogan; Bonner, Sweem (1), Reed (2) and Williams. W — Brugnoli. L — Bonner (0-1). 2B — C: Brugnoli, Hogan. HR — CC: Sweem (1).
Kelner and Hogan; Bonner, Sweem (2) and Williams. W — Kelner. L — Bonner (0-2). 2B — C: Scott; CC: M. Scaglione. 3B — C: Sweem 2, M. Scaglione.
ST. MARY’S 4, GRANTS PASS 4: The St. Mary’s tandems of Jackson Lopiano and Calvin Chmelir and Aidan Flaherty and Alex Wilk scored key doubles victories to help lead the Crusaders to a tie at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park.
Lopiano and Chmelir won at No. 1 doubles in three sets, while Flaherty and Wilk teamed to win at No. 2 doubles behind a tiebreaking effort in the second set.
SINGLES: Nic Rist, GP, d. Reid Ravassipour, 6-0, 6-0; Tucker Neville, GP, d. Sriram Dinesh, 6-0, 6-3; Titus Stark-Seymour, SM, d. Brady Miller, 8-2; Jackson Rasmussen, SM, d. Preston Smith, 8-1.
DOUBLES: Jackson Lopiano-Calvin Chmelir, SM, d. Parker Pastrell-Noah Horban, 4-6, 6-2, 10-8; Aidan Flaherty-Alex Wilk, SM, d. Christian Dara-Brock Huffaker, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5); Jacob Pirosko-David Dunn, GP, d. David Noble-Logan Diaz-McNeal, 8-5; McKay Pratt-Evan Riggs, GP, d. Simon DeVries-Liam Cho, 8-5.
ST. MARY’S 4, GRANTS PASS 4: St. Mary’s scored two singles wins and two doubles victories to tie Grants Pass in nonleague action at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park.
The Crusaders, who scored a 6-2 win over Klamath Union on Tuesday, saw Sydney Holdermann win at No. 2 singles and Audrey Zhang win in pro sets at No. 4 singles to help keep pace with the Cavers.
SINGLES: Allie Rist, GP, d. Hannah Poisson, 6-3, 6-3; Sydney Holdermann, SM, d. Maddy Cox, 6-2, 6-2; Alyssa Jarred, GP, d. Essie Lee, 8-1; Audrey Zhang, SM, d. Marlee Bennett, 8-6.
DOUBLES: Amelia Gladbach-Allison Robinson, GP, d. Pratheeka Weerakoon-Nicola Chmelir, 8-7; Annabelle Mayerle-Sunga Kim, SM, d. Paige Pastrell-Elise Gattey, 8-5; Danni Rome-Rowyn Burnside, GP, d. Dalia Ibarra-Katherine Mejia, 8-4; Lexi Mills-Madeline Ward, SM, d. Jazmine Campbell-Reese Isabell, 8-5.