PREP ROUNDUP: Grants Pass rolls to 19-2 win over Ashland
ASHLAND — Grants Pass junior Sophie Woodburn hit a home run as part of a three-hit day and drove in four to lead the Cavers’ offense in a 19-2, five-inning softball victory over Ashland Thursday at North Mountain Park.
Grants Pass, playing its season opener, finished with 15 hits as it built a 13-2 lead after three innings.
Woodburn and sophomore Taylor Douglas both had three-hit days. Douglas, sophomore Shayelynn Totten and freshman Atianna Vainuku-Johnson all drove in three runs.
Grants Pass junior pitcher Sara Martin recorded the complete-game effort, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out eight.
Gabby Heiken drove in the Ashland (0-2) runs with a two-run double in the bottom of the first. Glory Pistole finished 2-for-3 for the Grizzlies.
Martin and Woodburn; Morgan, Heiken (1), Morgan (2), Heiken (3), Pistole (4) and Theobald. W — Martin. L — Morgan. 2B — GP: Martin, Vainuku-Johnson; A: Heiken. 3B — GP: Medley; HR — GP: Woodburn.
GRANTS PASS 6, SOUTH MEDFORD 0: Grants Pass singles and doubles players didn’t drop a set en route to a sweep of host South Medford.
Grants Pass’ top singles player, Nicholas Rist, rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 victory to set the tone for the rest of the afternoon. The Cavemen’s Mateo McCoy was also impressive in his 6-0, 6-1 victory over South’s Hayden Allen.
SINGLES: Nicholas Rist, GP, d. Andrew Gurov, 6-0, 6-0; Mateo McCoy, GP, d. Hayden Allen, 6-0, 6-1; Tucker Neville, GP, d. Andy Oppermann, 6-2, 6-1; Parker Pastrell, GP, d. Diego Bencomo, 6-2, 6-1.
DOUBLES: Brady Miller-Preston Smith, GP, d. Elijah Spencer-Samuel Sykes, 6-2, 6-4; Christian Dara-Noah Horban, GP, won 7-6 (10-8).
SOUTH MEDFORD 6, GRANTS PASS 2: At Grants Pass, South Medford dropped the No. 1 and 2 singles matches but claimed victory in the other six matchups for the overall team win.
The Panthers’ No. 1 team of Emerie Doell and Sarah McAllister defeated Allison and Lauren Robinson, 6-1, 6-1.
At No. 2 doubles, South’s Makayla Peterson and Ara Mathis downed Elise Crowson and Kayla Feskens, 6-3, 6-2.
SINGLES: Allie Rist, GP, d. Reese Andersen, 6-1, 6-0; AnMei Goei, GP, d. Lizzy Hall, 7-5, 6-2; Maggie Vonstrahl, SM, d. Maddy Cox, 6-1, 6-0; Keilani Sprague, SM, d. Rebekah Guymon, 6-0, 6-0.
DOUBLES: Emerie Doell-Sarah McAllister, SM, d. Allison Robinson-Lauren Robinson, 6-1, 6-1; Makayla Peterson-Ara Mathis, SM, d. Elise Crowson-Kayla Feskens, 6-3, 6-2; Abby Vonstrahl-Elena Hill, SM, d. Amelia Gladbach-Alyssa Jarred, 6-3, 6-4; Abby Shuldberg-Kirsten Cummings, SM, d. Rowyn Burnside-Dani Rome, 6-4, 6-0.
ASHLAND 4, NORTH MEDFORD 2: At Ashland, North Medford won at No. 1 singles and doubles, but Ashland triumphed in the other matches for the win at Hunter Park.
Molly Milligan accounted for the Black Tornado’s singles victory, downing Zoe Zapf, 4-6, 6-4 (10-8).
In doubles, Hadley Dunlevy and Jade Yang notched North’s second win, topping Sachi Moran and Harper Wells, 6-1, 6-3.
SINGLES: Molly Milligan, NM, d. Zoe Zapf, 4-6, 6-4 (10-8); Grace Smith, A, d. Henry Taylor, 6-2, 6-1; Bridget Burr, A, d. Shelly Chung, 4-6, 6-2 (10-5); Savannah Witnauer, A, d. Hayley Chung, 6-0 6-1.
DOUBLES: Hadley Dunlevy-Jade Yang, NM, d. Sachi Moran-Harper Wells, 6-1, 6-3; Sofia Shelton-Talia Vivrett, A, d. Sarah Grussenmeyer-Megan Burnett, 6-1, 6-1.
ST. MARY’S 4, PHOENIX 0: St. Mary’s evened its season record at 1-1 with the victory over a young Phoenix team at Bear Creek Park.
Hannah Poisson won at No. 1 singles for the Crusders, topping Ally Ellis, 6-4, 6-1, and the top doubles tandem for St. Mary’s, Jessica Traynnor and Pratheeka Weerakoon, won 6-1, 6-1 over Courtney House and Gowri Vellanki.
In its season-opening match Wednesday, St. Mary’s fell to Klamath Union, 6-2.
SINGLES: Hannah Poisson, St.M, d. Ally Ellis, 6-4, 6-1; Sofia Castillo, St.M, d. Agatha Hosking, 6-0, 6-1.
DOUBLES: Jessica Traynor-Pratheeka Weerakoon, St.M, d. Courtney House-Gowri Vellanki, 6-1, 6-1; Vanessa Fuentes-Essie Lee, St.M, d. Brianna Gaal-Madison Gridley, 6-2, 6-2.
KLAMATH UNION 6, ST. MARY’S 2
SINGLES: Patricia Dougherty, KU, d. Hannah Poisson, 6-1, 6-0; Ruby Charlton, KU, d. Jessica Traynor, 6-3, 6-4; Ellie Olsen, KU, d. Castillo, Sofia, 6-2, 6-2; Ella Weston, St.M, d. Cat Cole, 6-3, 6-0.
DOUBLES: Hannah Poisson-Pratheeka Weerakoon, SM, d. Michaela Gaede-Millie Coffman, 6-2, 6-2; Halley Degroot-Jordan Heaton, KU, d. Vanessa Fuentes-Essie Lee, 6-0, 6-1; Gillian Merhoff-Cassidy Bogatay, KU, d. Dalie Ibarra-Annabelle Mayerle, 6-2, 6-4; Sara Lerzet-Anne Peterson, KU, d. Liliana Castillo-Morgan Lopiano, 6-4, 7-5.