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Sandoval honored by CCC yet again

Gabby Sandoval was selected the Cascade Conference Red Lion Softball Pitcher of the Week on Monday for the second time this month after collecting two wins and two saves in a pair of Southern Oregon sweeps over the weekend.

Sandoval — a junior from Anaheim, Calif., who last year set the Raiders’ single-season wins record by going 27-6 with a 2.07 ERA — is already 4-1 with a 1.69 ERA this season. In her third and fourth wins, both complete games, she allowed four hits and only an unearned run on Saturday against Menlo (Calif.) and gave up seven hits and three runs on Sunday against ninth-ranked Hope International (Calif.).

She saved a pair of one-run wins, working a perfect seventh inning in Game 2 against Menlo and recording the last five outs in Game 2 against Hope. She didn’t give up a hit in either stint.

Sandoval’s next win will be the 40th in her SOU career, a number only five other Raiders have reached. She’s seven away from taking over the No. 2 spot on the program’s career wins list.

The third-ranked Raiders (8-1) added a doubleheader to their schedule, Friday at Notre Dame de Namur (Calif.). On Saturday, they’ll play two at William Jessup (Calif.).

Boys Basketball

NORTH BEND 65, ASHLAND 62: At North Bend, despite one of KJ Pippa’s best all-around performances of the season, Ashland fell short and North Bend wrapped up a Midwestern League victory.

Pippa. a senior guard, scored 18 of his game-high 27 points in the second half where the Grizzlies (6-13, 2-10 MWL) were able to rally back from a 37-24 halftime deficit.

Ashland also received 14 points from Nate Desmond and 10 from Logan Sanford.

Jayden Frank went for 25 points for the Bulldogs (8-11, 3-10).

ASHLAND (62): Pippa 27, Wallner-Sentle 5, Ekwall 0, Sanford 10, Saulsbury 6, Desmond 14. Totals: 25 7-10 62.

NORTH BEND (65): G. Mateski 7, Messner 8, Frank 25, Simmons 10, Martin 2, Byers 0, Lynn 6, Burgmeier 0, M. Mateski 2, Strasman 0, Christensen 0, Porter 5. Totals: 23 9-17 65.

Ashland9152018— 62

North Bend21161216— 65

3-point goals — Ashland 5 (Pippa 2, Wallner-Sengle 1, Saulsbury 2), Springfield 8 (G. Mateski 1, Messner 2, Frank 2, Simmons 2, Porter 1).

Girls Basketball

NORTH BEND 39, ASHLAND 36: At North Bend, Jayd Sollinger paced Ashland with 12 points and was on line with her potential game-tying 3-pointer but it was bit long as the final buzzer sounded and North Bend escaped with the Midwestern League win.

The Grizzlies (6-14, 2-11 MWL) also received 10 points, six rebounds and six steals from Nina Munson and Kendyl Abel pulled down eight rebounds to go with her five points.

North Bend improved to 12-9 overall and 7-7 in MWL play.

ASHLAND (36): Wilson 2, Sollinger 12, Gorringe 1, Baldwin 0, Larson 2, Munson 10, Summers 0, Witnauer 0, Rodriguez 4, Abel 5. Totals: 15 4-6 36.

NORTH BEND (65): Randle 0, Markel 11, Matthews 3, Proett 0, Cunningham 2, Snelgrove 14, Frank 9. Totals: 13 9-18 39.

Ashland68148— 62

North Bend109155— 65

3-point goals — Ashland 2 (Sollinger 2), North Bend 4 (Matthews 1, Frank 3). Fouled out — Wilson.

JV result — North Bend won.

Southern Oregon University RHP Gabby Sandoval pitching against Simpson at US Cellular Fields on Monday.[PHOTO BY: LARRY STAUTH JR]