Crater pitcher Bryce Crawford pitched a one-hitter and flirted with a perfect game to guide the Crater baseball team to a 5-1 triumph over South Medford in Southern Oregon Hybrid play at Harry & David Field on Tuesday.
The Panthers, who entered with a four-game winning streak, had rallied in the seventh inning of their last three contests.
South (10-7, 6-4 SOH) staged another final push against the Comets, loading the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh before Kanin Campbell lined into a double play.
The rest of the day belonged to Crater, which cranked out 11 hits and saw Crawford carry a perfect game into the sixth inning.
Crawford registered six strikeouts and allowed two walks, one earned run and one hit. He walked Taren Bradd with one out and then Daniel Jimenez hit a double to left field in the bottom of the sixth. Austin Griffin's RBI groundout plated Bradd.
Andrew Tracy helped lead the offensive outburst for the Comets (7-11, 3-7 SOH), who scored all their runs on seven hits in the first and second innings. He went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored, while Crawford was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, Derek Cartwright 2-for-3 with a run and RBI and Mike Macuk 2-for-3.
In the second inning, Tracy had an RBI double and Sebastian Reynolds a run-scoring single to make it 2-0. In the third with two outs, Crawford singled to drive in Cole Berriochoa. Cartwright added an RBI double and Tracy a run-scoring single.
Nate Namanny took the loss, allowing 11 hits, five earned runs and one walk and fanning nine for South.
Crater 230 000 0 — 5 11 1
South Medford 000 001 0 — 1 1 0
Crawford and Macuk; Namanny and Phillips. W — Crawford. L — Namanny (3-4). 2B — C: Crawford, Cartwright, Tracy 2; SM: Jimenez.
NORTH MEDFORD 8, EAGLE POINT 1 — At Eagle Point, North Medford pitcher Jessie Hornbrook went the distance in his first start since March 23 in the nonconference victory at The Yard.
Hornbrook (2-0) struck out three, walked one and stranded eight runners.
Charlie Walker staked the Black Tornado (8-10) to a 2-0 lead with his first homer of the season in the second.
Taylor Raff's two-run double and a two-run single by Cory Pine capped a four-run sixth for North.
Raff paced North with three hits, two RBIs and two runs, while Brian Carbonell, Phil Jovanovic and freshman Micah Brown had two hits apiece.
North Medford 021 004 1 — 8 12 1
Eagle Point 000 010 0 — 1 7 0
Hornbrook and Pine; Dixon, Zomerdyk (7) and Morgan. W — Hornbrook (2-0). L — Dixon. 2B — NM: Carbonell, Brown, Evans, Raff. HR — NM: Walker (1).
ROSEBURG 5, GRANTS PASS 2 — At Grants Pass, Josh Graham pitched a complete game and Boog Leach's RBI single gave Roseburg (11-4, 7-2 SOH) an insurance run in the fifth.
Graham struck out nine and walked one to help the Indians win for the seventh time in their last eight games.
Grants Pass (7-13, 4-6) was led by Nathan Etheridge, who went 3-for-4 and belted his fifth home run, and Spencer Nordbeck, who went 2-for-2 with an RBI.
Roseburg 002 020 1 — 5 8 1
Grants Pass 101 000 0 — 2 8 1
Graham and Leach; Bowen, Bennett (5) and Custer. W — Graham. L — Bowen (1-2). 2B — R: Morin. HR — GP: Etheridge (5).
NORTH VALLEY 13, HENLEY 4 — At Klamath Falls, Stephen Parker had four hits and drove in three runs and Joel Shippy was solid in relief for North Valley in the Skyline win.
Two of Parker's hits were doubles.
Shippy came on in the second and went the rest of the way, giving up three hits and striking out six.
North Valley 022 211 5 — 13 16 0
Henley 202 000 0 — 4 5 2
Olmstad, Beard (1), Shippy (2) and Schmoll; Cullen, Hilyard (5), Thomas (7) and McDaniel. W — Shippy (4-0). L — Cullen. 2B — NV: Guzman, Parker 2. HR — H: McDaniels.
KLAMATH UNION 17, HIDDEN VALLEY 3, 5 inn. — At Klamath Falls, Alder Goebel went 4-for-4 with five RBIs to lead Klamath Union's 16-hit attack.
Goebel had a double and a triple for the Pelicans (6-7, 6-4 Skyline).
Joe Wardle went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles to lead the Mustangs (6-7, 4-6), who suffered their fifth straight loss.
Hidden Valley 000 03 — 3 4 5
Klamath Union 435 5x — 17 16 3
Ingledue, Gulberanson (3), K. Garrison (3) and C. Garrison; Kemp, Wiser (4) and Stork. W — Kemp. L —Ingledue (0-3). 2B — HV: K. Garrison; KU: Bell 2, Kuhlman, Goebel. 3B — KU: Goebel.
Southern Cascade Hybrid
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 11, LAKEVIEW 1, 5 inn. — Cascade Christian tallied nine hits and received a fine effort from pitcher Dillon Huntley at U.S. Cellular to improve to 5-1 in the SCH.
Huntley threw a four-hitter with four strikeouts. Jake Miller had two hits, including a two-run triple, and Andrew Sha added two hits for the Challengers (11-5).
Lakeview 100 00 — 1 4 3
Cascade Christian 124 04 — 11 9 1
Johnson and Cockrell; Huntley and Brite. W — Huntley (3-1). L — Johnson. 2B — CC: Villanueva, Martin. 3B — CC: Sha, Miller. HR — L: Clemens.
ILLINOIS VALLEY 5, ROGUE RIVER 4, 10 inn. — At Rogue River, Curtis Paulson scored the winning run on a Rogue River throwing error and went the distance on the mound.
With one out in the top of the 10th, Paulson was walked and later scored on the Chieftain error. After the go-ahead run, Rogue River nearly evened the score in the bottom of the frame. In the inning, Eric Earnest was thrown out at home plate after bolting from second base when Kollen Roohr sent a hit to center field with two outs.
Michael Freitas, Earnest and Roohr had two hits apiece for the Chieftains (7-8, 3-2 SCH).
Paulson struck out seven for the Cougars (3-11, 2-2 SCH). Christian Reyes took the loss, fanning 12 and allowing five hits and three walks in seven innings.
Illinois Valley 001 102 000 1 — 5 7 3
Rogue River 101 110 000 0 — 4 10 4
Paulson and Becker; Reyes, Dupont (8) and Dupont, Stinchcomb (8). W — Paulson. L — Dupont (2-4). 2B — IV: LaFlamme, Arias; RR: Reyes.
NORTH LAKE 4, BUTTE FALLS 2 — At Butte Falls, senior Cody Retherford scored one run and drove in another as Butte Falls remained winless in District 2.
Five Logger errors led to three unearned runs for North Lake.
Moe Gower of Butte Falls (1-12, 0-5 Dist. 5) had two hits.
North Lake 101 001 1 — 4 5 4
Butte Falls 000 100 1 — 2 4 5
Hand and Miles; Gower and Cool. W — Hand. L — Gower (1-4).
LOST RIVER 9, PROSPECT 8 — At Prospect, the Cougars led 8-4 entering the top of the seventh but gave up five runs on three errors and three hits.
Hunter Gallagher hit a two-run double to tie the game at 2 in the fourth inning and Cody Archa finished 2-for-3 for Prospect (6-11, 1-4 Dist. 5).