SOFTBALL/BASEBALL: No. 4 Crater tops Ashland
CENTRAL POINT — Three different Crater batters drove in two runs and freshman Kaylee Lundeen threw 6 1/3 strong innings in relief to help No. 4-ranked Crater claim a 10-2 win over Midwestern League foe Ashland on Thursday.
Lundeen, who came into the game with no outs in the first after Ashland (16-7, 10-4) took a 1-0 lead, allowed one run and four hits with five strikeouts and two walks.
She also gave the MWL champion Comets (20-6, 14-1) a 2-1 lead in the second with an RBI single, part of Crater’s four-run inning. Lundeen came around to score on an Ashland error before McKenna Sease capped the rally with a two-run single to make it 5-1.
Sease, Maddie Sheadel and Alyssa Kilbane all finished with two RBIs, while Sease, Payton Schwab and Lilli Reid each had a pair of hits for Crater.
The Grizzlies took the early lead with a bases-loaded walk drawn by Tessa Hobein.
Gabby Heiken was the lone Ashland batter with multiple hits, going 2-for-3.
The two teams close out the regular season against one another at 5 p.m. today in Central Point.
Pistole and Theobald; S. Foster, Lundeen (1), S. Foster (7) and Reid. W — Lundeen. L — Pistole.
EAGLE POINT 21-19, NORTH EUGENE 6-3: At Eugene, Sydney Boren hit three home runs — including a pair of tape measure shots in Game 2 — and No. 8 Eagle Point rolled to a pair of five-inning wins to close out the regular season.
Boren finished the doubleheader 7-for-8 with the three homers, a pair of doubles, 13 RBIs and eight runs scored to lead an Eagles offense that racked up 45 hits in just 10 innings.
Baylee Mullen had a combined seven hits, with three RBIs in Game 1. Emilee Nielsen had seven hits on the day, including a 4-for-5 showing with two doubles in Game 2.
Jade Lierman also had three hits and scored three runs in the opener, while Jocelyn Hanan was 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored and Hailey Waldon was 2-for-4 with four RBIs in Game 2.
Smith and Nielsen; Spratt and Rosander. W — Smith. L — Spratt. 2B — EP: Boren; NE: Case. HR — EP: Boren.
Nielsen, Smith (4) and Hanan; Case, Hall (3), Case (4) and Rosander. W — Nielsen. L — Case. 2B — EP: Nielsen 2, Hanan 2, Boren, Waldon. HR — EP: Boren 2, Waldon, Bruner; NE: Hall, Case.
DOUGLAS 27-11, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 3-1: At Winston, Cascade Christian’s McKenzie Bonner homered in Game 2 but the Challengers were unable to come out victorious in their season finale.
Bonner accounted for two of Cascade’s three hits in Game 2, while Maile Scaglione hit a two-run triple in the opener for the Challengers (0-25, 0-12).
Keirra Bennett homered in both games for Douglas (12-12, 5-7).
Bonner and Williams; Hale and Avery. W — Hale. L — Bonner. 2B — D: Richardson, Bennett. 3B — CC: M. Scaglione. HR — D: Bennett.
Sweem and Williams; Richardson and Avery. W — Richardson. L — Sweem. 2B — D: Hale. HR — CC: Bonner; D: Bennett.
SOUTH MEDFORD 14, MOUNTAIN VIEW 11: At Bend, South Medford used a two-run triple by Cameron Sewell and a two-run double by Elijah Havey to spark a nonleague comeback win and extend the school’s third 20-win season.
The Panthers (22-3) saw Tanner Douglas go 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs and Jackson Robertson contribute a pinch-hit RBI triple.
Sewell was 2-for-3 with three runs and Havey 3-for-5 with one run and Kaleb Long had an RBI double.
Declan Corrigan had a three-run home run in the second inning for Mountain View (18-7).
Joe, Douglas (3), Sewell (6) and Havey; Terry, Duvalle (4), Platner (6) and Corrigan. W — Douglas. L — Duvalle. S — Sewell. 2B — SM: Douglas, Havey, Long, Stupenhaus, Mitchell; MV: Causey, Clark. 3B — SM: Sewell, Robertson. HR — Corrigan, Pickhardt.
ASHLAND 7, CRATER 0: At Central Point, Ashland scored four runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by a three-run double by Jackson Kemper, to break the Midwestern League contest open at Anhorn Field.
Kemper finished 2-for-4 with one run and four RBIs for the Grizzlies (16-7, 11-4 MWL), who also got run-scoring efforts from Tripp Repp and Gabe Brabec.
Crater (9-15, 7-8) was limited to singles by Kellen Rapp and Josiah Hearne by Ashland’s Brabec, who struck out 14 and did not issue a walk in a complete-game effort.
Brabec and Wright; Randolph, Fischer (6) and D. Kindreich. W — Brabec. L — Randolph. 2B — A: Kemper, Rathbun.