PREP ROUNDUP: Wallace homers twice in Cascade sweep
JUNCTION CITY — The bats for the No. 1-ranked Cascade Christian baseball team stayed hot Friday, as the Challengers hammered out 21 hits and claimed 12-4 and 11-6 wins to sweep a nonleague doubleheader against Class 4A Junction City.
The Challengers (8-1) — who have won six straight — hit four home runs in their Game 1 win, with two of those coming off the bat of catcher Triston Wallace.
Wallace went a combined 5-for-8 with two home runs, six RBIs and six runs scored in the doubleheader. Owen Thompson also had a big day at the plate in the opener, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a solo home run.
Thompson was also on the hill in Game 1, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out nine in 5 2/3 innings to pick up the win.
Also in Game 1, Cole Shields hit a three-run home run as part of the Challengers’ six-run top of the first, while Cody Reece was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Austin Waits had two RBIs and scored twice.
Shields and Liam Benade both had a pair of hits in Game 2, with the former driving in a pair of runs. Waits and Ashton Moody also scored a pair of runs in Game 2.
Moody got the win in the five-inning nightcap, going the first 2 2/3 innings and allowing one run on two hits with three strikeouts and six walks.
Thompson, Knips (6) and Wallace; Ohman, Higson (4), Moore (7) and Kister. W — Thompson. L — Ohman. 2B — CC: Thompson 2; JC: Rogers. 3B — JC: Kister. HR — CC: Wallace 2, Thompson, Shields.
A. Moody, Stofflet (3) and Wallace; Rogers, Higson (4), Burnett (4) and Kister. W — A. Moody. L — Rogers. 2B — CC: A. Moody, Stofflet; JC: Baroni.
BEND 13, NORTH MEDFORD 5: Host North Medford committed four of its season-high eight errors in the third inning to allow Bend to break open the nonleague contest with seven runs in the frame.
Alex Gillespie had a three-run single on a hit that reached the fence and James Cecil added another hit that got past a North Medford outfielder and allowed another three runs to score for Bend (2-6-1) in the third as the Lava Bears went up 9-1.
The Black Tornado (4-4) answered with two runs in the bottom of the third and two more in the fourth but only managed four hits overall.
Kellen Willer, Jordan Nodine and Aiden Horsley each drove in runs for North, which hurt its own cause with eight walks with five hit batters.
Gillespie finished 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs for Bend.
Cecil, Koehler (5), Campbell (7) and Doke; King, Nodine (3), Thomey (6) and Robbins. W — Cecil. L — King (0-1). 3B — B: Gillespie.
YREKA 15, PHOENIX 0, 5 inn.: At Yreka, Calif., Phoenix was limited to three hits and committed seven errors as Yreka built a big early lead en route to the mercy rule win.
Paityn Croy, Jayden Vos and Kendall Heywood all went 1-for-2 for the Pirates (1-6).
Yreka freshman Cianna Henry led the way offensively for the Miners (11-1), going 2-for-3 with a pair of triples and five RBIs.
Goff, Heywood (4) and Brite; Sloan and Henry. W — Sloan. L — Goff. 2B — Y: Wendt. 3B — Y: Henry 2.
JUNCTION CITY 23-32, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 4-7: McKenzie Bonner collected five hits and drove in four runs but Cascade Christian was unable to claim its first win in a doubleheader sweep by Class 4A Junction City at Lithia & Driveway Fields.
Both games ended after five innings due to the mercy rule.
Bonner went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in the opener, then finished 2-for-3 with a triple and two more RBIs in Game 2.
Chloe Ehrlich also drove in a run in Game 1, while Callie Sweem had a two-run triple in the nightcap for Cascade Christian (0-9).
Buendia and Wilson; Sweem and Williams. W — Buendia. L — Sweem (0-5). 2B — JC: Fuller; CC: Bonner. 3B — JC: Buendia 3, Johnson.
Terrien and Wilson; Bonner, Reed (4) and Williams. W — Terrien. L — Bonner (0-2). 2B — JC: Buendia, Wilson 2. 3B — JC: Buendia; CC: Bonner, Sweem.
ST. MARY’S WINS: At Bandon, St. Mary’s junior Brock Drury and freshman Josh Moran finished first and second, respectively, and the Crusaders topped the team standings to win the BHS Crossings Invitational at Bandon Crossings Golf Course on Thursday.
Drury finished with a 71, four shots ahead of Moran. Tiger Kao of St. Mary’s finished fourth (78) as the Crusaders recorded a team score of 309 to finish 26 strokes ahead of runner-up Marshfield (335).
TEAM SCORES: St. Mary’s 309, Marshfield 335, Bandon 351, North Bend 374, Brookings-Harbor 380, Rogue River 456.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (TOP 5): 1, Brock Drury, SM, 71; 2, Josh Moran, SM, 75; 3, Josh Serna, BH, 76; 4, Tiger Kao, SM, 78; 5, Peyton Simonds, B, 79.
ST. MARY’S (309): Brock Drury 36-35—71, Josh Moran 37-38—75, Tiger Kao 43-35—78, Elliot Zimmer 42-43—85, Davis Jones 44-41—85.
ROGUE RIVER (456): Gavin Snow 52-52—104, Theo Long 53-60—113, Sebastian Ferguson 61-57—118, Tony Isom 61-60—121, Johnny Artoff 59-62—121.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN (Inc.): Gavin Olrich 53-51—104, Gavin Casebeer 56-60—116.