Lewis, Emerson tame Chieftains

ROGUE RIVER — When Phoenix pitchers Jordan Lewis and Neil Emerson are on top of their game, there isn't much opposing offenses can do.

The combo was in groove Saturday at Hagler-James field, combining to allow just one earned run in a sweep of Skyline Conference foe Rogue River, 7-1 and 10-4.

The left-handed Lewis tossed a one-hit shutout through six innings in the opener, yielding just one walk to go with eight strikeouts.

"He's tough," said Rogue River coach John White. "He's one of the top pitchers in the state. He's not just good because he's a left-handed pitcher, he's just a good pitcher."

Ryan Robinson helped take the pressure off Lewis with a three-run home run in the top of the fifth, giving Phoenix a 5-0 advantage.

Robinson was 3-for-3 and drove in four runs for Phoenix (13-2, 6-0 Skyline).

Emerson, a right-hander, fanned eight batters in six innings in Game 2. He allowed six hits and surrendered a run in the third inning.

"He's got a good breaking ball to offset his fastball," said White of Emerson. "They're a strong pitching team. These two guys are tough. They have a real strong left-hander, then they bring in a really good right-hander. It's a good combination."

Phoenix's Kory Locken followed his 2-for-4 effort in Game 1 with a 5-for-5 performance in the nightcap.

The Chieftains (8-6, 1-5) had six errors in each contest, but their mistakes were far more costly in the second game. The Pirates scored six of their 10 runs on errors.

"They were hitting the ball hard, that's why our defense wasn't doing very well," said White.

In the fourth, Jake Murphy increased Phoenix's lead to 5-0 with a two-run double.

Andrew George and Lewis had back-to-back doubles during the Pirates' five-run seventh inning. Phoenix had five hits in the frame, but four runs came on errors.

Dillon Gardner, Christian Reyes, Eli Haberman and Carson Frantz all collected two hits for Rogue River.


Phoenix 100 132 0 — 7 11 0

Rogue River 000 000 1 — 1 2 6

Lewis, Robinson (7) and Shepherd; Frantz, Reyes (4) and Lee. W — Lewis. L — Frantz (2-2). 2B — P: Robinson; HR — P: Robinson.


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Rogue River 001 000 3 — 4 11 6

Emerson, Robinson (7) and Shepherd; Haberman, Gardner (5) and Lee. W — Emerson. L — Haberman (2-2). 2B — P: Locken, George, Murphy, Lewis.

HIDDEN VALLEY 6-18, NORTH VALLEY 3-2 — At Merlin, Ryan Hayden's two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning gave Hidden Valley all it would need to negate North Valley's late rally in Game 1 of a Skyline Conference twin bill.

The Knights (5-12, 2-4 Skyline) used solo home runs from Keith Suits and Joel Shippy in the fifth and sixth innings to trim the margin to one run. Later in the frame, North Valley's Cody Austin knotted the score at 3-all with a single.

Hayden and Dylan Albertson each went 3-for-5 and drove in three for the Mustangs (15-1, 6-0). Hayden also went 3-for-5 in Game 2.

In the nightcap, Albertson carried HV to a five-inning win, going 4-for-5 with four RBIs — including a three-run homer in the second inning.


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North Valley 000 011 10 — 3 9 3

Suthann and Sager; DeChenne, Sleight (7) and Austin. W — Suthann (4-0). L — Sleight (0-4). 2B — HV: Suthann, Albertson; NV: Sleight, Werner. HR — NV: Suits, Shippy.


Hidden Valley 574 20 — 18 19 0

North Valley 002 00 — 2 2 6

Albright, Bars (3), Dellenbaum (5) and Sager; Weisbart, Werner (2) and Austin. W — Albright (6-0). L — Weisbart (1-4). 2B — HV: Hayden, Albright, Armanino, Sager. HR — NV: Albertson.

HENLEY 12-12, ILLINOIS VALLEY 1-2 — At Klamath Falls, Kyle Conner and Mike Mastroianni each homered to lead Henley to the sweep.

Conner went deep and added a double in the first game, while Mastroianni hit his home run in Game 2 to complement a two-hit effort in the opener.

Rockey Rosser also had two hits in Game 1 for Henley.


Illinois Valley 000 10 — 1 1 1

Henley 434 1x — 12 8 0

Bergman, Escalante (2), Carlton (4) and Kendall; Hankins and R. Rosser. W — Hankins. L — Bergman. 2B — H: Conner, Mastroianni. HR — H: Conner.


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Henley 300 522 — 12 14 0

Anderson and Miller; Taylor and Hankins. W — Taylor. L — Anderson. 2B — H: Bigby 2, Conner, D. Rosser, Cullen. HR — H: Mastroianni.

Southwest Conference

SHELDON 4-4, SOUTH MEDFORD 2-3 — At Eugene, Ben Higgins went a combined 5-for-6 and came up big in Game 1 to help Sheldon sweep the SWC doubleheader.

John Adamson put the Panthers (9-8, 1-5 SWC) on the board with a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning.

Sheldon's Zach Manley struck out six in six innings before Higgins came on in the seventh to earn the save.

Higgins was 3-for-3 in the contest with a two-run homer. He also started a double play to end the game.

In Game 2, Taylor Ilg's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh gave the Irish (10-7, 4-2) the victory.

Sheldon's Zack Kayser scattered six hits with five strikeouts over six innings without surrendering a walk.

Sam Dollarhide drove in a run for South Medford in the third inning.


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Sheldon 001 021 x — 4 5 0

Boyd, Adamson (6) and Williamson; Manley, Higgins (7) and Davis. W — Manley (2-1). L — Boyd (1-3). HR — SM: Adamson; S: Higgins.


South Medford 002 100 0 — 3 6 3

Sheldon 010 002 1 — 4 6 4

Camp, Adamson (6) and Williamson; Kayser and Davis. W — Kayser (5-1). L — Adamson (0-1). 2B — SM: Boyd, Reordan; S: Higgins.

GRANTS PASS 2-6, SOUTH EUGENE 0-7 — At Grants Pass, Zach Morgan pitched a one-hitter in Game 1, striking out seven and walking two as the Cavemen earned the split.

In the second game, Grants Pass (2-4 SWC) came alive in the third inning as Ryan Miller, Brandon Drury, Brock Dean and Morgan all hit home runs and the Cavemen built a 5-2 lead.

But South Eugene tied it in the fifth with three runs before pulling ahead for good in the sixth.


South Eugene 000 000 0 — 0 1 1

Grants Pass 110 0 0 0 — 2 5 1

Rook-Ley and Turk; Morgan and Saxon. W — Morgan. L — Rook-Ley.


South Eugene 002 311 0 — 7 9 1

Grants Pass 014 100 0 — 6 7 1

Klingman and Turk; Nickelson, Madragal (4), Barrett (6) and Saxon. W — Klingman. L — Barrett. 2B — GP: Drury. HR — SE: Trachtenberg, Brown. GP: Miller, Morgan, Drury, Dean.

Southern Sky Conference

CRATER 8-16, EAGLE POINT 5-6 — At Central Point, Ryan Baxter went a combined 4-for-5 with six RBIs as Crater earned the Southern Sky Conference sweep.

Zach Boskovich went 3-for-4 and Jordan Higbee was 2-for-2 to pace Crater (12-6, 6-2 SSC) in the opener.

Eagle Point took the lead in the third inning on Ben Charlton's three-run home run, while Darin Adams went 2-for-4. Scott Erickson added a solo homer in the seventh but it wasn't enough to rally the Eagles (4-11, 1-7).

The Comets utilized 13 hits to claim the nightcap in six innings. Baxter went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and Boskovich crushed a three-run HR in the fifth to help Crater pull away.

Eagle Point's Frank Charlton had a three-run home run in the third inning.


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Crater 010 151 x — 8 11 1

F. Charlton and Adams; Sanford and Boskovich. W — Sanford (5-2). L — F. Charlton. 2B — EP: Smith. HR — EP: B. Charlton, Erickson.


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Crater 620 062 — 16 13 0

R. Smith, Zomerdyk (1), Hodgkins (5) and Adams; Kathol and Boskovich. W — Kathol (5-1). L — Hodgkins. 2B — EP: F. Charlton; C: Peila. HR — EP: F. Charlton; C: Boskovich.

ASHLAND 11-6, MAZAMA 1-1 — At Ashland, Ashland received two strong pitching performances and used the bat of Owen Baldrica to propel the Grizzlies to the twin victory at North Mountain Park.

In the five-inning opener, Ashland's Charlie Sebrell struck out seven and walked one to register his sixth victory in seven decisions.

Sam Gaviglio tossed six innings of six-hit ball in the nightcap for the Grizzlies (15-2, 8-0 SSC). Gaviglio struck out 11.

Baldrica, a senior shortstop, went 6-for-6 with six RBIs in the doubleheader. In Game 1, Baldrica smacked a triple and a two-run, first-inning homer.

Garrett Tygerson added a pair of hits in each game, while Gaviglio homered in both games to go with six RBIs on the day.


Mazama 010 00 — 1 4 1

Ashland 522 2x — 11 11 1

Reinhart and A. McDaniel; C. Sebrell and L. Sebrell. W — C. Sebrell (6-1). L — Reinhart. 2B — A: Gordon, Gaviglio. 3B — A: L. Sebrell, Baldrica. HR — A: Baldrica, Gaviglio.


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N. McDaniel, Beckman (3) and Reinhart; Gaviglio, Kendall (7) and L. Sebrell. W — Gaviglio (6-0). L — N. McDaniel. 2B — A: Baldrica, Tygerson. HR — A: Gaviglio.

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