North Medford makes most of its chances

Taylor Schmidt and North Medford needed only a few miscues to secure a Southwest Conference victory on Tuesday.

Schmidt allowed only two hits in seven innings, striking out nine and walking just one, and the Black Tornado (12-3, 5-2 SWC) used two timely hits in the first inning to defeat South Eugene 5-0 at North Medford High.

Schmidt, in addition to earning her 12th victory, hit a two-run home run to center field in the first inning after Jenna Stevens reached on an error. Amanda Wolfe followed with a walk, and Tejay Schmidt reached on an error before Brittany Griffor hit a two-run triple down the left field line.

North Medford was then held off the board against South Eugene starter Margarite Waddell until the sixth, when freshman Sierra Berryessa singled, stole second and scored on a single by McKenna Storey.

Storey and Schmidt were both 2-for-4.

Isabel Stock had one of two hits for South Eugene (7-11, 0-7) with a two-out triple in the fourth. Shanelle Salazar then walked but was caught stealing to end the inning.

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Waddell and Shortreed; Schmidt and Wolfe. W — Schmidt (12-3). L — Waddell. 3B — SE: Stock. NM: Griffor. HR — NM: Schmidt (4).

GRANTS PASS 6, SOUTH MEDFORD 0 — At Grants Pass, junior pitcher Morgan Barnes tossed a two-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts.

Grants Pass (13-3, 7-0 SWC) scored twice in the first inning on RBI singles by Barnes and Lindy Sippola.

Shauna McFarland paced Grants Pass with two hits and two RBIs and Krystin Jantzer added two hits and scored once.

Shyanne Jones had a two-out, double in the first for South Medford and Camille Smith got the Panthers' other hit with a sixth-inning single.

South Medford (7-12, 3-4 ) hosts North Medford in a noon doubleheader Friday at U.S. Cellular Community Park.

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Newman and Equitz; Barnes and Woolf. W — Barnes. L — Newman (5-11). 2B — SM: S. Jones. 3B — GP: Jantzer

Skyline Conference

PHOENIX 9, ILLINOIS VALLEY 4 — At Cave Junction, Brittanie Brummett allowed no hits until Phoenix got its bats rolling in the fifth inning and scored nine runs off five hits to beat Illinois Valley (3-14, 1-7 Skyline).

Kelsey Bradfield went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for Phoenix (15-6, 6-2).

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Stroud and Smith, Heath (7); Brummett and Loyd. W — Stroud. L — Brummett. 2B — P: Scoggins, Heath.

HENLEY 12, HIDDEN VALLEY 0, 5 inn. — At Murphy, Rylee Carleton pitched a three-hit shutout to lead Henley, which used eight runs in the third inning to pull away.

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Carleton and Prock; Guirlani and Elmore. W — Carleton. L — Guirlani. 2B — H: Shannon; HV: Aslakson. 3B — H: Goodell.

District 4

CHILOQUIN 6, ST. MARY'S 1 — Allison Hass allowed three earned runs and had 19 strikeouts for St. Mary's (4-10, 3-9 Dist. 4), but Chiloquin rallied late to come away with the win at St. Mary's High.

Spayne Martinez went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Chiloquin and and sister Jade Martinez went 3-for-4.

After hitting a single that went off the left field wall, Allison Hass stole second and scored the Crusaders' only run off an RBI single from Cassie Shammel.

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J.Martinez and S. Martinez; Hass and Shammel. W — J. Martinez. L — Hass 2B — C: S. Martinez, J. Martinez.

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