Whitney, South salvage split with Roseburg

ROSEBURG — After Roseburg’s shut out South Medford in the opener of a Southwest Conference baseball doubleheader Monday, Panthers senior pitcher Ethan Whitney responded with a gem of his own.

Whitney tossed a three-hitter, allowing one earned run, with eight strikeouts and two walks in a 4-1 victory. The Indians (7-5, 3-2 SWC) claimed the opener, 4-0.

Jaalen Owens got the Panthers (5-5, 1-3 SWC) started in Game 2 with a two-run home run over the left-field wall in the second inning.

The Panthers added two more in the fourth inning, highlighted by Daniel Shenk’s RBI double. Shenk hit two doubles in the game while Clint Campbell finished 3-for-4 and Robby Carle 2-for-4.

In Game 1, the damage for the Panthers came in the fourth inning, when they surrendered all four Roseburg runs on five hits with two outs as Indians’ ace Zack Mandera tossed a five-hitter.

Whitney went 2-for-3 for the Panthers.


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Thompson, Charlton (5) and Carle; Mandera and Jacks. W — Mandera. L — Thompson (2-1). 2B — R: Lucido, Townsend.


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Whitney and Carle; Johnson, Alexander (6) and Jacks. W — Whitney (1-2). L — Johnson. 2B — SM: Melton, Shenk 2; R: Jacks. HR — J. Owens.


CRATER 14-15, SPRINGFIELD 2-4: At Springfield, Crater’s Mackenzie Ryerson knocked in three runs, scored three runs and reached base four times, helping back Holley Warner, who tossed a one-hitter in the first of two Midwestern League wins.

Ryerson hit a triple and added a two-run double during the Comets’ three-run fifth inning. The game went five innings.

Warner allowed one earned run on three strikeouts and three walks.

Warner, Emily McCollum and Grace Hilton all had two hits for the Comets (5-5, 4-2 MWL).

In Game 2, McCollum went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs to help freshman pitcher Hannah Joseph register the win.

Joseph was 3-for-3 with a two-run single.




Warner and Harris; Vargas and Wolford. W — Warner (2-0). L — Vargas. 2B — C: Ryerson, Harris, Hilton. 3B — C: Ryerson.




Joseph, Cappello (4) and Sanderson; Vargas and Wolford. W — Joseph (2-2). L — Vargas. 2B — C: McCollum, Joseph, Ryerson; S: Vargas.

MARIST 9-15, EAGLE POINT 2-6: At Eugene, despite three Eagle Point home runs in Game 2, Marist’s offense was too much in its Midwestern League sweep.

Riley Shopp hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning, Megan Ayres ripped a two-run shot in the first and Ashley Oppelt had a solo homer in the fourth for the Eagles (6-3, 2-2 MWL).

In the opener, Ayres accounted for a pair of hits and a run for Eagle Point.


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Ayres and Thompson; Eaton and Doer. W — Eaton. L — Ayres (5-2). 2B — EP: Oppelt; M: Balderston. HR — M: Siroshton.


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Ayres, Shopp (6) and Thompson; Carlson, Eaton (5) and Siroshton. W — Carlson. L — Ayres (5-3). 2B — M: Burke, Balderston 2, Doer 2. HR — EP: Ayres (5), Shopp (2), Oppelt (1); M: Burke, Carlson.

Boys Golf

FISHER WINS: At Roseburg, South Medford senior Reese Fisher shot 1 under par on the back nine and was medalist in a Southwest Conference tournament with a par 71 at Roseburg Country Club.

Fisher, who finished a stroke ahead of Roseburg’s Cole Dittemore, helped the Panthers to a tie for second place with Grants Pass. Roseburg won with a 336 score.

TEAM SCORES: Roseburg 336, South Medford 340, Grants Pass 340, Sheldon 341, South Eugene 345, Willamette 354, North Medford 369.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top 5): 1, Reese Fisher, SM, 71; 2, Cole Dittemore, R, 72; T3, Jackson Bartow, GP, and Joey Brundan, SE, 75; 5, Bryce Thomason, R, 80.


SOUTH MEDFORD (340): Reese Fisher 37-34—71, Riggs Loftin 41-46—87, Gabe Provencio 45-42—87, Zach Stranahan 49-46—95.

GRANTS PASS (340): Jackson Bartow 39-36—75, Taylor Anderson 41-47—88, Gage Flaming 45-43—88, Andrew Jaroslow 43-46—89.

NORTH MEDFORD (369): Jordan Davis 43-44—87, Cale Leming 48-45—93, Jordan Jacobs 49-45—94, Mason Fiurdiga 48-47—95.

ASHLAND SECOND: At Brookings, Ashland edged Rogue River by a shot for second place in a tournament at Salmon Run.

The course played to a par 65 and was won by Brookings with a 332 score.

Ashland’s TJ Ferreira was second with a 77.

TEAM SCORES: Brookings 332, Ashland 369, Rogue River 370, Crater 403.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top 5): 1, Bret Darger, B, 76; 2, TJ Ferreira, A, 77; 3, Fernando Lira, B, 78; 4, John Gordon, RR, 81; T5, Mark Nation, B, and JJ Thomas, C, 88.


ASHLAND (369): TJ Ferreira 77, Johnathan Ferreira 96, Brayden Preskins 98, Alex Savage 98.

ROGUE RIVER (370): John Gordon 81, Evan Mengershausen 93, James Gordon 97, Tarvis Palos 99.

CRATER (403): JJ Thomas 88, Hayden Carlson 99, Chase Sonnet 107, Christian Neal 109.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN SECOND: At Bandon, Cascade Christian placed second in a seven-team tournament at Bandon Trails.

Ryan Collom led the Challengers with an 85.

Joel Snyder of Oakridge was medalist with a 75.

TEAM SCORES: Marshfield 354, Cascade Christian 357, Oakridge 365, North Bend 366, Bandon 369, Coquille 402, Lakeview 423, Reedsport incomplete.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top 5): 1, Joel Snyder, O, 36-39—75; 2, Jackson Kennon, B, 42-36—78; 3, Jack Larson, 38-45—83; T4, Ryan Collom, CC, Clayton Dieu, C, and Dhiren Charitar, M, 85.


CASCADE CHRISTIAN (357): Ryan Collom 44-41—85, Ben Quast 43-43—86, Max Valle 42-48—90, Nash O’Hara 42-44—96.

Girls Golf

SOUTH MEDFORD SECOND: At Roseburg, Kirsten Reed’s 89 helped South Medford come in second to Grants Pass in Southwest Conference play at Roseburg Country Club.

North Medford’s Dana Jung was medalist with an 85 as the Black Tornado placed fourth.

TEAM SCORES: Grants Pass 380, South Medford 391, Sheldon 399, North Medford 432, Roseburg 461, Willamette Inc.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top 5): 1T, Dana Jung, NM, and Tannica Porter, Wil, 85; 2T, Kirsten Reed, SM, and Kelsey Hellwig, She, 89; 5, Ally Sandfort, Ros, 90.


GRANTS PASS (380): Grace Hull 50-48—98, Belle Vest 47-48—95, Stella Reaka 49-44—93, Sarah Skokan 46-48—94.

SOUTH MEDFORD (399): Kirsten Reed 48-41—89, Emmie Starchvick 48-48—96, Kierra Cano 52-52—104, Morgan Couch 52-50—102.

NORTH MEDFORD (432): Dana Jung 43-42—85, Carli Brousseau 54-57—111, Ellysa Rudy 53-63—116, Whitney Breeze 58-62—120.

BROOKINGS TOURNEY: At Brookings, Ashland was the lone team with a complete score in play at Salmon Run.

Ginny Cotton led the Grizzlies with a 92 on the par-65 course.

ASHLAND (431): Ginny Cotton 92, Suttyn Barats 113, Sophia Rooney 115, Brook Hall 119.

ROGUE RIVER (Inc.): Sophia Woodall 111.

Boys Tennis

ST. MARY’S 5, KLAMATH UNION 3: At Klamath Falls, St. Mary's Pratheev Weerakoon endured a tough first set to beat Klamath Union’s Hayden Lam in the Crusaders' lone singles win, and they swept the doubles.

Weerakoon earned a 7-5, 6-0 victory, while St. Mary's No. 1 doubles tandem of Ian Newton and Quinn Randall bested the Pelicans’ Matt Osgood and Adam Rooney, 6-0, 6-1.

SINGLES: Pratheev Weerakoon, SM, d. Hayden Lam, 7-5, 6-0; Juan Cumacho, KU, d. Parker Lam, 6-2, 6-3; Josh Carriger, KU, d. Corin Elmore, 6-4, 6-3; Michael Ferns, KU, d. Carson Grebosky, 6-1, 3-6, 10-5.

DOUBLES: Ian Newton-Quinn Randall, SM, d. Matt Osgood-Adam Rooney, 6-0, 6-1; Kieran Rooney-Ken Guo, d. Max McAtee-Gerald Iany, 6-0, 6-3; Peter Zhu-Bob Gu, SM, d. Josh Beade-Brandon Van Mete, 6-2, 6-4; David Zhang-Tomas Hernandez, SM, d. David Slinker-Carlos Garcia, 6-4, 5-7, 10-6.

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