COTTAGE GROVE — La Pine won its fourth straight Sky-Em League game on Tuesday, using a big second inning to hold off Cottage Grove 10-6 in conference baseball play.
The Hawks (6-13 overall, 5-4 Sky-Em) scored six runs in their second at-bat, sparked in large part by Keagen Morton’s two-run single. La Pine banged out three hits in the second inning and took advantage of two errors, two hit batters and two walks issued by the Lions. Morton ended the game 3-for-5 with three runs batted in to pace the Hawks, who are alone in third place in the Sky-Em standings. Erik Page and Tristan Cox each added two hits and William Siauw scored three runs for La Pine.
In other prep events Tuesday:
Mountain View 5, Redmond 3: Imran Wolfenden’s first win of the season was a timely one for Mountain View, which swept the four doubles matches in straight sets en route to the home victory over Intermountain Conference rival Redmond. Wolfenden defeated Blake Johnston 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4 singles, which proved to be the difference for the Cougars in the final team score. Blake Miller and Bryce Tipton combined to beat Blain Biondi and Justin Camper at No. 1 doubles, 6-0, 6-4, to highlight the Mountain View doubles sweep. Zach Powell, Calen Fitzsimmons and Stephen Witherow were straight-sets singles winners for the Panthers.
Summit 8, Ridgeview 0: The Storm did not drop a set in sweeping all eight matches against the Ravens in an Intermountain Hybrid contest. The strong day for Summit, which has won 11 consecutive contests, began when top singles player Chandler Oliveira beat T.J. Smith, 6-1, 6-1. The hot play continued in doubles, where Summit’s doubles teams dropped just six games in four matches.
La Salle 5, Madras 3: MADRAS — The White Buffaloes won three doubles matches but it was not enough to overcome the Falcons’ dominance in singles play. La Salle won all but two games in singles to sweep all four matches in straight sets. That was enough to offset a strong doubles showing by Madras. No. 3 doubles team Jesus Vazquez and Kody Turner outlasted Jonathan Nagel and Nick Hannan in a 7-6 third set, and No. 2 team Eliceo Garcia and Jordan Gemelas cruised to an easy 6-2, 6-1 win to lead the White Buffaloes.
Bend JV, 6, Sisters 2: BLACK BUTTE RANCH — The Lava Bears’ junior varsity squad topped the Outlaws in nonleague action, sweeping all four doubles matches.
Summit 6, Ridgeview 2: REDMOND — The Storm swept doubles play and split their singles matches with the Ravens to win the Intermountain Hybrid matchup. Haley Younger and Morgan DeMeyer set the tone for Summit in the No. 1 doubles match, topping Claire Wright and Kourtney Wellette 6-2, 6-3. Sally Claridge, Ridgeview’s lone senior, paced the Ravens with a 6-7, 6-4, 10-4, comeback victory over Ariel Steele at No. 2 singles.
La Salle 8, Madras 0: MILWAUKIE — The visiting White Buffaloes dropped every match in the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A contest against the Falcons, but Madras coach Dave Jordan said the day was hardly a total loss. “La Salle is the strongest team in our league, and we felt like we were right in a lot of those matches,” Jordan said. Among the most competitive matches was at No. 1 doubles, where the Buffaloes’ Kaitlyn Carter and Mercedes Lawrence fell 7-6, 6-3. At No. 3 doubles, the Madras duo of Maria Carranza and Clair Manion lost 6-4, 7-5. And in singles, Pali Kaloi Jordan of Madras dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision in the No. 3 position.
Redmond 5, Mountain View 3: REDMOND — Doubles team Claudia Hernandez and Miranda Schmidt won its match and the Panthers swept all four singles matches to overcome the Cougars in an Intermountain Conference match. Redmond did not drop a set in singles, led by No. 1 Kendall Marshall’s win over Crosby Mays, 6-2, 6-3. But Mountain View won two doubles matches in three sets and No. 4 team Yesenia Gradilla and Chloe Johnson beat Leah Murphy and Alex Steller, 6-4, 6-2. That made the Hernandez, Schmidt 7-5, 6-1 win the difference. “They have been playing really well since last weekend,” Redmond coach Nathan Saito said of his No. 3 doubles team.
Bend 7, Crook County 1: The Lava Bears won three out of four doubles matches and the Cowgirls forfeited all four singles matches as Bend put down Crook County in an Intermountain Hybrid contest. For Bend, top doubles team Sierra Winch and Kaylee Tornay rolled, 6-2, 6-4, and No. 4 doubles Jessie Johnson and Logan Kadecik survived a 10-7 third set to beat Katie Slawter and Tiffany Puckett. Annie Fraser and Ali Apperson notched Crook County’s lone win.
Gladstone 3, Madras 1: GLADSTONE — Sarah Brown’s solo home run gave the visiting White Buffaloes a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning, but Gladstone rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to claim the Tri-Valley Conference win. Brown’s homer, a shot to left field leading off the top of the sixth, was one of just two hits for Madras. Buffs pitcher Jamie Moe allowed five hits — all singles — and struck out five while walking one. The Gladiators tied the game with a two-out, bases-loaded squeeze bunt, then scored two more runs on a hit and an error. Madras threatened in the top of the seventh, but Jasmyn Reese lined into a game-ending double play. The Buffaloes (11-7 overall, 3-4 TVC) lost their fourth in a row, while league-leading Gladstone (17-1, 6-1) won its fifth straight.
Hawks drop two: LA PINE — Cottage Grove posted a pair of Sky-Em League shutouts against La Pine, 16-0 and 21-0, dropping the Hawks’ league record to 0-9. The Lions ended both games after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. Fielding a team that starts just one senior and no juniors, La Pine (2-14 overall) managed just one hit in 10 innings against Cottage Grove.
Sisters 11, Sweet Home 5: SWEET HOME — Justin Harrer went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in and pitched into the fifth inning for the win to lead the Outlaws to its ninth consecutive victory in Sky-Em league play. Sam Calarco went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Nicky Blumm went 2-for-5, Alex Olivier tripled, and Jardon Weems and Eli Boettner both plated RBIs to help the cause for Sisters (16-2 overall, 9-0 Sky-Em). Despite the seemingly easy win, Sisters left 11 runners on base, something that concerned coach Steve Hodges. “We played well enough to win,” Hodges said. “But we still haven’t played our best baseball.”
TRACK & FIELD
Grizzly throwers shine at mid-week meet: GLIDE — Gilchrist placed third in the girls standings at the Glide Small School Invitational and its boys team finished fourth, both behind the strength of their throwers. Paige Kooker and Ashley James went 1-2 in the discus and James added a runner-up effort in the javelin to pace the Grizzly girls squad. Ashley James was the runner-up in the 400-meter race as well. Courtney James took second in the 800 and third in the shot put. Zane Anderson (shot put), Dillon Link (discus) and Brenden Wolf (110-meter hurdles) all recorded victories for the Gilchrist boys. Hunter Nelson posted a second-place effort in the 1,500.
Saints golfer wins district preview: POWELL BUTTE — Trinity Lutheran sophomore Victoria Sample recorded the first win of her high school career, posting a 9-over-par 81 at the Brasada Ranch Golf Club during the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 5 Preview Tournament. Sample bested La Pine’s Sammie McPherson and McKenzie High’s Sydney King, who both shot 87 to tie for runner-up honors. The Hawks, behind McPherson’s second-place finish, won the tournament with 406 strokes. Crook County took second with a 425 and Sisters was third with a 460.