PREP ROUNDUP: Hudson’s perfect game paces Panthers
Kacee Hudson tossed a perfect game for the South Medford softball team, which kept its record unscathed Monday with a 17-0 win over McKay in three innings at South Medford High School.
Hudson not only did not surrender a hit or a walk but struck out all nine of the batters she faced in the contest, which was called after three innings by virtue of the 15-run mercy rule.
McKay walked 13 batters in the shortened contest, allowing the Panthers (4-0) to take advantage and churn out 14 runs in the second inning, highlighted by Nahlani Quigley’s two-run single.
Quigley drove in three runs and scored twice, Maddy Fullenwider posted a double, two runs and two RBIs while Nicole Ledendecker scored two runs and knocked in another.
Hudson and Ledendecker; Feskins and Simonson. W — Hudson. L — Feskins. 2B — SM: Fullenwider.
ETNA 9, PHOENIX 3: At Talent, after a 45-minute rain delay in the third inning, Etna broke open a tied game by striking for six runs in the fourth to pull away from Phoenix in the nonleague contest at Colver Field.
Raelyssa Goff, Addison Brite and Jayden Vos each drove in a run for the Pirates (1-3).
Smith, Thackeray (2) and Kory; Vos, Goff (4) and Brite. W — Thackeray. L — Vos (0-2). 2B — E: Smith 2, Hubbard. 3B — E: Thackeray.
SWC MATCH: A pair of sub-80 rounds at Centennial Golf Club helped South Medford snag second place in the first Southwest Conference tournament of the season.
Medalist Oliver Ausland shot even-par 72 and Messiah Gilbert placed third individually with a 75 as Grants Pass shot 320 as a team, nine strokes better than runner-up South Medford.
Blake Boutwell carded a 78 and Henry Williams shot a 79 to pace the Panthers, while Carter McDougall also fared well with an 82.
North Medford finished fifth with Ty Neff and Trey Neff shooting 83 and 88, respectively.
TEAM SCORES: 1, Grants Pass, 320; 2, South Medford, 329; 3, Sheldon, 330; 4, South Eugene, 364; 5, North Medford, 372; 6, Roseburg, 426.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (TOP 5): 1, Oliver Ausland, GP, 72; 2, Owen Davis-Piger, SE, 73; 3, Messiah Gilbert, GP, 75; T4, Blake Boutwell, SM, 78, and Cole Benson, She, 78.
GRANTS PASS (320): Oliver Ausland 37-35—72, Rigby Lathen 40-41—81, Messiah Gilbert 41-34—75, Clayton Pilcher 46-46—92.
SOUTH MEDFORD (329): Henry Williams 43-36—79, Kyle Reed 46-44—90, Blake Boutwell 38-40—78, Carter McDougall 38-44—82.
NORTH MEDFORD (372): Trey Neff 45-43—88, Ty Neff 41-42—83, Andrew Plankenhorn 48-52—100, Bryson Snow 51-50—101.
SWC MATCH: Grants Pass accounted for four of the top five individual scores at Rogue Valley Country Club to help the Cavers run away with the season’s first Southwest Conference tournament victory.
Sheldon’s Corinne Lillywhite shot an even-par 72 to earn medalist honors ahead of runner-up Kye Daywitt of Grants Pass, who shot 83. Brooke Alderson (87), Josie Daywitt (88) and Chloe Daywitt (91) also paced the Cavers.
North Medford grabbed third place, with Hailie Kelton’s 103 leading the way.
TEAM SCORES: 1, Grants Pass, 349; 2, Sheldon, 395; 3, North Medford, 508; 4, South Eugene, 528; Incomplete: South Medford, Roseburg.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (TOP 5): 1, Corinne Lillywhite, S, 36-36—72; 2, Kye Daywitt, GP, 45-38—83; 3, Brooke Alderson, GP, 43-44—87; 4, Josie Daywitt, GP, 45-43—88; 5, Chloe Daywitt, GP, 46-45—91.
GRANTS PASS (349): Kye Daywitt 45-38—83, Brooke Alderson 43-44—87, Josie Daywitt 45-43—88, Chloe Daywitt 46-45—91.
NORTH MEDFORD (508): Hailie Kelton 53-50—103, Aaliyah Rojas-Andrade 65-64—129, Ashlyn Rezendes 61-69—130, Brook Baird 75-71—146.
SOUTH MEDFORD (INC.): Claire Spence 71-66—137.
WILSONVILLE 12, GRANTS PASS 2, 5 inn.: At Wilsonville, Wilson erupted for six runs in the sixth inning, in which Grants Pass was defeated by mercy rule.
Troy Osborne’s RBI double highlighted a two-run third inning for the Cavemen (3-3-1), who were able to muster just two hits on the afternoon.
Morgan, Baker (5) and Osborne; Ogden, Hemsley (4) and Bledy. W — Ogden. L — Morgan. 2B — GP: Osborne; W: Beecham, Bledy, Johnson, Lowery.