Reeves, Comets move on to quarterfinal round

HILLSBORO — Once Crater ace Brittany Reeves dialed in, there wasn't a thing sixth-ranked Hillsboro could do on Tuesday.

Reeves tossed a one-hitter and received plenty of run support early to catapult the Comets past Hillsboro in the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs at Hillsboro High School.

"(Reeves) was very solid," said Crater coach Chris Arnold. "Once she got into her rhythm, and she really got into it quickly in the first inning, she was able to keep hitters off balance and it really worked with the umpire's strike zones. She's a really smart pitcher."

The defending champion Comets (19-8) will host Churchill for Friday's state quarterfinal game.

With two scoreless innings in the books, the Comets began to heat up from the plate.

After Emily Morrill's single put Crater on the board in the top of the third, the Comets loaded the bases to set up a two-run fielder's choice from Reeves.

The Comets gave themselves a 5-1 advantage, notching two more in the fifth.

With one out, Amanda Bates' run-scoring triple nearly cleared the 210-foot fence, but a stiff wind gust cut the ball down short. Crater's Sarah Haga capped the frame with a single that scored Bates.

"We always talk about having quality at-bats and not giving the opposing pitcher anything to work with," said Arnold. "We made their pitcher throw a lot of pitches and we didn't chase balls out of the zone."

Reeves walked one and fanned 13 in seven innings. The Comets committed two errors, one of which gave the Spartans (22-5) a run in the bottom of the fourth inning.

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Brittany Reeves and Haga; Tollefson and Edwards. W — Reeves (16-5). L — Tollefson. 3B — C: Bates.

Class 6A

GRANTS PASS 1, REX PUTNAM 0 — At Milwaukie, Tara Glover scored the lone run on a first-inning sacrifice fly by Karleigh Prestianni, beating the throw to home plate to lift Grants Pass in the second round.

Glover singled past second base and advanced into scoring position by stealing second and third base.

Pitcher Morgan Barnes allowed only four hits in the shutout.

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Barnes and Woolf; Harvey and Sayers. W — Barnes (15-3). L — Harvey.

ROSEBURG 4, OREGON CITY 0 — At Roseburg, senior Mikayla Endicott struck out 10 and held Oregon City to just four hits in Roseburg's second-round victory.

Whitney Harris led the Indians (23-3-1), who face North Salem on Friday, with two hits, while teammates Crysta Conn and Tori Walker came through with one hit apiece.

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Roseburg 100 210 x — 4 6 2

Marshall and Strong; Endicott and Walker. W — Endicott (20-3-1). L — Marshall.

SHELDON 5, WEST SALEM 4 — At Eugene, Sheldon scored the tiebreaking run in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn the second-round playoff victory.

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Wilson and Connelley; Stanley and Ta. Brown. 2B — WS: Hedrick; S: Pangilinan, Brown.

Class 4A

BAKER 9, HIDDEN VALLEY 4 — At Baker City, Hidden Valley, the Skyline Conference No. 2 seed, received solo home runs from Kendra Morgan, Kendra Peckham and Katie Struffert, but Baker was able to capitalize on a big fourth inning.

Baker, the Greater Oregon League champion, plated seven runs in the fourth to break open the game.

Hidden Valley 101 110 0 — 4 6 3

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Dangelo, Hernandez (4) and Harris; Culley and Vaughan. W — Culley. L — Dangelo. 2B — B: Talbott. HR — HV: Morgan (1), Peckham (3), Struffert (4); B: Talbott.

HENLEY 10, BROOKINGS-HARBOR 0 — At Klamath Falls, Autumn Wedan allowed only one hit and struck out 12 to lead Henley to a five-inning victory in its Class 4A playoff opener.

Henley (16-6) will travel to face North Marion on Friday.

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Goergen and Talofsky; Wedan and Doke. W — Wedan. L — Goergen. 2B — H: Grant, Sellars, Harrington. 3B — H: Patzke. HR — H: Grant (2).

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