Sanford, host Comets roll at Invite

CENTRAL POINT — Backed by stellar pitching, Bruce Sanford provided the Crater baseball team with some extra pop in the Crater Spring Break Invitational on Wednesday.

The Comets allowed just two hits and Sanford hit a grand slam during Crater's 12-run third inning to advance to the championship game in a 13-1 romp over Franklin at Anhorn Field.

Crater (4-0) will face Eagle High School of Idaho in the title game today at 7 p.m.

A scoreless game through two innings, the Comets found their rhythm in the third.

After the Comets built a 3-0 lead in the inning, Sanford's slam left no room for a Franklin comeback. Franklin also walked six and hit three batters in the frame.

Sanford wound up going 2-for-2 with four RBIs, two runs and two walks.

Comets starter Justin Morgan, who moved to 3-0 on the season, threw no-hit ball through three innings of work to go with five strikeouts.

Freshman Ronnie Herndon fanned two in the fourth frame and Sanford struck out the side in the fifth. Each allowed one hit.

Also for the Comets, Kos Ray and Andrew Tracy drove in two runs apiece.

Crater 00(12) 10 — 13 6 2

Franklin 000 10 — 1 2 3

Morgan, Herndon (4), Sanford (5) and Kathol, Ullom; Hutchen, White (3) Allemand (3) and Lopez. W — Morgan (3-0). L — Hutchen. 2B — C: Sanford. HR — C: Sanford.

ROSEBURG 4, CLACKAMAS 1 — At Roseburg, Brandon Jackson took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and Vince Ampi hit a two-run home run in the second inning for Roseburg (3-1).

In seven innings of work, Jackson struck out seven, walked two and allowed two hits. He lost his bid for a no-hitter on a double in the seventh. The next batter followed with a single for Clackamas' only run.

Ampi was 2-for-3 and Jordan Guthrie was also 2-for-3 with an RBI single. Jay Tovey was 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored.

BOULDER CREEK 2, SHELDON 1 — At Anthem, Ariz., host Boulder Creek scored two runs in the second to defeat Sheldon in the Coach Bob National Invitational.

Garrett Horning led the Irish by going 2-for-3 with two doubles.

PHOENIX JV 17-14, BUTTE FALLS 1-4 — At Talent, Josh Sutfin's RBI double to score Harley Casillas provided the lone run for Butte Falls in the five-inning nonconference opener.

Casillas added two doubles and scored one run with one stolen base in the six-inning Game 2 for the Loggers (0-4).

Phoenix JV belted out 22 hits in Game 1 and 13 more in Game 2, using a nine-run sixth inning to close out the doubleheader sweep.

Softball

SHELDON 11, WEST LINN 0 — At West Linn, Sheldon amassed 16 hits and Tori Halverson held West Linn to just four hits in a complete-game effort.

Cleo Nagy hit a two-run home run for Sheldon while Taylor Taggart was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Tami Brown went 2-for-3 with two doubles and Chloe Stiles was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a double.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN SPLITS — At Sisters, after Cascade Christian held off La Pine, Astoria used a nine-run inning to plow over the Challengers in the second game of the round robin Sisters Tournament.

The Challengers' Ronnie Martinez drove in a fourth-inning run that negated La Pine's comeback attempt. Amanda Kinney went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Challengers (2-2).

Kinney followed by hitting three doubles and driving in two runs against Astoria, which had nine runs on nine hits in the third inning.

Cassie Zimmerer added a 2-for-4 effort for Cascade Christian.

La Pine 020 010 0 — 3 6 2

Cascade Christian 102 100 — 4 7 1

Owen and Jackson; Weakley J. Martinez. W — Weakley (2-1). L — Owen.

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Cascade Christian 311 030 1 — 9 9 2

Astoria 129 100 x — 13 16 3

Weakley, Gomez (4) and J. Martinez; Larson, Daw (5) and Abrahams. W — Larson. L — Weakley (2-2). 2B — CC: Kinney 3, Johnson, Jones; A: Abrahams, Haskell, Thorsen. 3B — A: Coggins 2.

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