Glover baffles South Medford

Morgan Barnes tossed a two-hit shutout to lead Grants Pass to a 3-0 victory over South Medford in a Southwest Conference softball game on Thursday at Fagone Field.

Barnes threw just 72 total pitches, struck out 13 and did not walk any batters.

"She was in control," said South coach Dan Marshall, whose team fell to 7-9 overall and 2-5 in the SWC. "She's got the full complement of pitches."

Tara Glover was 2-for-3 and hit an RBI double in the fifth inning for the Cavers (14-2, 4-1 SWC), who scored one run in the third and two in the fifth.

Emily Woolf was 2-for-2 for Grants Pass.

Samantha Matarese and Shyanne Jones had South Medford's only hits, which came in the first two innings. Jessica Mondale was tagged with the loss despite pitching relatively well, allowing just six hits and three walks. She struck out four.

"Jess pitched well enough to win," Marshall said. "She hit her spots but Grants Pass hit the ball well enough to get a couple runs and put it on cruise control."

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South Medford 000 000 0 — 0 2 1

Barnes and Woolf; Mondale and James. W — Barnes (8-2). L — Mondale (3-5). 2B — GP: Glover.

Skyline Conference Softball

HIDDEN VALLEY 2, PHOENIX 0 — At Murphy, sophomore Kirstin Stroud-Vega pitched a three-hitter for Phoenix, but two of the hits came in a two-run fourth inning that lifted Hidden Valley.

Stroud-Vega struck out five and walked two for the Pirates (7-9, 3-4 Skyline).

Rebecca Singleton was 2-for-4 for Phoenix.

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Stroud-Vega and Singleton; Angelo and Harris. W — Angelo. L — Stroud-Vega (4-6). 2B — HV: Peckman. 3B — HV: Struffort.

HENLEY 13, NORTH VALLEY 0 — At Merlin, Henley used 17 hits, led by Sierra Patzke's 3-for-5 effort, to cruise.

Patzke had a double and a triple, while Ellse Goodell was 3-for-4 and Megan Diressen 2-for-4 for the Hornets (6-1 Skyline).

North Valley (9-7, 4-3 Skyline) managed only one hit and committed five errors.

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Wedan and Mahon; Haga, Aaron (4) and Owen, Haga (4). W — Wedan. L — Haga (4-6). 2B — H: Patzke, Wedan, Sellars; NV: Haga. 3B — Patzke, J. Diressen, Grant, Wedan.

Nonconference Baseball

NORTH MEDFORD 13, EAGLE POINT 3 — Andrew Jones, Kody Stevens and Blake Mitchell were each 2-for-3 and North Medford recorded 12 hits for the nonconference victory at home.

Jones scored twice and drove in four, Stevens drove in two and scored once, and Mitchell scored one run and had one RBI.

Dylan Bedortha struck out five and gave up only one earned run to earn his fourth win of the season for North (18-0, 7-0 SWC).

Darin Adams was 2-for-3 for Eagle Point (4-11, 1-7 SSC).

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North Medford 461 2x — 13 12 1

F. Charlton, Zomerdyk (2), B. Smith (4) and Adams, Erickson (2); Bedortha, Young (5) and Sowers, Yeigh (4). W — Bedortha (4-0). L — F. Charlton. 2B — EP: Adams; NM: Maurer. 3B — NM: Stevens.

BUTTE FALLS 14, ROGUE RIVER JV 4 — At Butte Falls, Keven McCann was 2-for-4 with four RBIs to help Butte Falls to the six-inning win.

The Loggers (6-5) scored six runs in the second inning for a 10-3 lead.

Moe Gower and McCann each hit a double in the game to help build the lead and snap Butte Falls' four-game losing streak.

Pitchers Gower and Cody Myers held the Chieftains to two hits and four runs.

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Cermack, Taylor (2), Darr (6) and Earnest; Gower, Myers (5), and Knighton. W — Gower (1-1). L — Cermack. 2B — BF: McCann, Gower.

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