Madras ends softball slump with rout of Estacada

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Published Apr 26, 2013 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

MADRAS — Madras High snapped a four-game softball losing streak Thursday, cruising past Estacada 15-2 in five innings to even its record to 4-4 in Tri-Valley Conference play.

Trailing 2-0 after 2 1⁄2 innings, the White Buffaloes (12-7 overall) scored 10 runs in the bottom of the third to blow the game open. Inez Jones, Caitlin Hulsey, Jamie Moe and Sarah Brown all had two hits in the third inning for Madras.

“We came out a little flat, but they always figure it out at some point,” White Buffalo coach Shawna McConnell said.

Moe earned the win, striking out seven in four innings of work.

In other Thursday action:

Girls tennis

Redmond 6, Crook County 2: PRINEVILLE — The Panthers benefited from three forfeits in singles play and another in doubles to pick up the Intermountain Hybrid victory. Redmond’s Heidi Gasperetti and Nicole Hoffman won No. 2 doubles, and Johanna Bailey and Jessica Brunot did the same at No. 3 doubles. The Cowgirls’ Elsa Harris defeated Kendall Marshall in No. 1 singles, while the tandem of Annie Fraser and Ali Apperson won No. 1 doubles.

Ridgeview 7, Mountain View 1: REDMOND — The Ravens won three of four matchbreakers on their way to the Intermountain Hybrid victory over the Cougars. Caitlin Carr posted a 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 win at No. 1 singles, and Rhian Sage and Makena Jordison claimed the No. 2 doubles match 4-6, 6-4, 12-10. Chloe Goodwin and Heidi Ronhaar played the match of the evening, topping Mountain View’s Chloe Johnson and Yesenia Gradilla 6-2, 3-6, 16-14. Crosby Mays posted the Cougars’ lone win, a 1-6, 6-2, 10-6 decision at No. 2 singles.

Summit 7, Bend 1: Playing the Lava Bears for the third time this season, Summit held off Bend once again. The Storm swept the doubles matches and won three of four singles competitions. Haley Younger led Summit with a 6-3, 6-4 victory in No. 1 singles. The Storm’s top doubles team of Lindsey Brodeck and Kelsey Collis also won in straight sets, defeating Allison Daley and Riley Palcic 6-2, 6-1. Kaylee Tornay secured Bend’s only win, a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Morgan DeMeyer in No. 2 singles action.

Boys tennis

Mountain View 7, Ridgeview 1: Philip and Seth Atkinson won No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, as the Cougars rolled to an Intermountain Hybrid victory. Corbin Carpenter and Ammon Johnson teamed up to notch Ridgeview’s lone win, defeating Josh Billeter and Quintan Smith at No. 3 doubles.

Redmond 8, Crook County 0: REDMOND — Zach Powell won the No. 1 singles matchup 6-0, 6-1, and the Panthers rode three forfeits en route to an Intermountain Hybrid win. The closest contest was at No. 1 doubles, where Blaine Biondi and Justin Camper defeated Crook County’s Oliver Peterson and Ory Foltz 6-4, 7-5.

Summit 8, Bend 0: The Storm won their 12th straight dual match, shutting out the host Lava Bears in Intermountain Conference action. Connor Steele highlighted the day for Summit, rallying for a 1-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8 victory over Bend’s Aaron Banquer-Glenn in the No. 4 singles match.

North Bend 7, Sisters 1: EUGENE — Evan Rickards posted the Outlaws’ only victory in the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 3 dual, defeating the Bulldogs’ Josh Dediego 6-2, 7-5 in the No. 3 doubles match.

Track and field

Culver girls take second: MT. ANGEL — Lori Sandy took the 100-meter dash, the Bulldogs won the 400- and 1,600-meter relays, and Culver finished second at the three-team Tri-River Conference girls meet with 48 points. Kennedy won with 76 points, and Central Linn was third with 15. Andrea Retano won the 800-meter run, and Cassie Fulton added a victory in the javelin. For the boys, who finished third with 27 points, Kyle Belanger led the way with wins in the 400 and 800. Central Linn was first in the team standings with 85 points, and Kennedy was second with 36. Chandler Honeywell came in first in the 300-meter hurdles for the Bulldogs, and Corey Sledge won the pole vault.

Petz paces Hawks: COTTAGE GROVE — Jeremy Desrosiers won the 100- and 200-meter dashes as well as the long jump, and Justin Petz cleared 14 feet, 6 inches to record Class 4A’s top mark so far this season, as La Pine finished second at the Sky-Em League four-team boys meet with 73 points. Cottage Grove won with 101 points, Sweet Home was third with 49, and Junction City rounded out the team standings with 43 points. For the girls, McKenna Boen (100-meter hurdles), Chloee Sazama (pole vault) and Brittnie Haigler (triple jump) all picked up wins, but the Hawks finished fourth with 32 points. Cottage Grove was first with 97 1⁄2 points, followed by Sweet Home (62 1⁄2) and Junction City (61).