Newport, Crowe too much for Pirates

NEWPORT — Phoenix knew what to expect against Newport and the Cubs' ace Eddie Crowe.

But the Pirates couldn't do much about it in a Class 4A second-round state playoff baseball game Tuesday.

Newport jumped on Phoenix starter Jordan Lewis early en route to an 8-1 home victory.

The Pirates (22-7) were familiar with Newport, splitting a doubleheader with the Cubs earlier this season.

"They know what we have and we knew what they have," Phoenix coach Joe Hagler said. "(Newport) was ready to play. They have a lot of playoff experience."

Newport lost to La Grande, 6-5, in the 2007 state championship game.

Crowe, who has signed to play for Oregon State, struck out 14 and walked none.

"(Crowe) throws hard and his breaking ball and changeup were tough," Hagler said. "We didn't swing at a bunch of bad pitches. It's just a tough read with that kid."

Newport catcher Tyler Conklin belted the first of two home runs in the first inning to stake the home team to a 2-0 lead. Then Travis Iverson highlighted a four-run third with a three-run homer.

"I thought we would have a good shot against them," said Hagler. "But games like this are a momentum thing. We got behind early and the Crowe kid got tougher as the game went on."

Phoenix scored its lone run in the sixth on a triple by Kory Locken and Andrew George's RBI single. Locken had two hits for the Pirates.

Iverson went 3-for-3 and also scored three runs, while Conklin scored three times and had three RBIs with his two home runs.

Phoenix 000 001 0 — 1 5 2

Newport 204 020 x — 8 9 0

Lewis, Emerson (6) and Shepherd; Crowe and Conklin. W — Crowe. L — Lewis (9-3). 2B — N: Luther. 3B — P: Locken. HR — N: Conklin 2, Iverson.

SIUSLAW 6, HIDDEN VALLEY 1 — At Grants Pass, Hidden Valley's usual potent lineup was limited to four hits as Siuslaw stunned the second-ranked Mustangs in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs at Agnew Field.

The Vikings will play Astoria on Friday in the state quarterfinals..

Casey Albright (9-2) pitched five innings and struck out six for the Mustangs (22-5), who won the Skyline Conference title.

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Hidden Valley 000 000 0 — 1 4 3

Mais, Roberts (3) and Holmes; Albright, Suthann (6) and Sager. W — Roberts. L — Albright (9-2). 2B — S: Rainwater; HV: Lord.

NORTH BEND 8, HENLEY 7 — At Bend, Henley surrendered four runs in the bottom of the seventh to let top-ranked North Bend off the hook in the second-round contest.

Dalton Ivans secured the victory for North Bend with a one-out sacrifice fly. Bruce Ohlrich preceded the game-winner with a two-run triple to right field to knot the game 7-all.

Henley 230 010 1 — 7 11 2

North Bend 100 111 4 — 8 7 1

Mastroianni and Hankins; Weidman and Ottemiller. W — Weidman. L — Mastroianni. 2B — H: Mastroianni, Pace, Herr; NB — Weidman. 3B — NB: Ohlrich.

Class 6A

ROSEBURG 7, GRESHAM 3 — At Gresham, Jordan Guthrie's two-run home run put the game out of reach as Roseburg prevailed in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs.

The Indians (19-5) will host Lake Oswego in the state quarterfinals on Friday.

Guthrie's blast over the wall in left-center field gave the Indians a 6-1 advantage.

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Gresham 000 102 0 — 3 6 1

Thomson, Poitner and Guthrie; Boyd, Peckham (7) and Brown. W — Thomson (7-1). L — Boyd. 2B — R: Jackson. HR — R: Guthrie; G: Hedges.

WILSON 5, SHELDON 3 — At Portland, Tyler Martell was 2-for-4 with two RBIs to pace Sheldon in a losing cause in the 6A state playoffs.

Teammate Andy Hill also had two hits for the Irish.

Wilson advances to play Clackamas in Friday's quarterfinals.

Sheldon 020 000 1 — 3 6 0

Wilson 010 400 0 — 5 8 4

Higgins, Kayser (4), Manley (4) and Davis; Fewel, Massar (7) and B. Graham. W — Fewel. L — Higgins. 2B — S: Carter.

Class 5A

KLAMATH UNION 13, SHERWOOD 6 — At Sherwood, Klamath Union racked up seven runs in the fourth inning to build a comfortable lead and earn the second-round victory.

Jake Waardenburg had three hits and a double and also earned the win on the mound to pace KU.

Cougar Cruz had four RBIs and three hits while Jeremy Rogers had a double with two RBIs for the Pelicans, who belted out 21 hits overall.

Klamath Union advances to play Thurston in the quarterfinals.

Klamath Union 312 700 0 — 13 21 0

Sherwood 110 101 2 — 6 5 1

Waardenburg, Cruz (6) and Cox; Wade, Alden (3), Davis (4), Irwin (4) and Setere. W — Waardenburg. L — Wade. 2B — K: Waardenburg, Rogers, Cruz. HR — S: Wade.

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