DRAIN — Umpqua Valley Christian and North Douglas did nothing to dispel the notion that the Big Fir League will be pitcher-dominated on Tuesday.
Thirty-four of the 42 outs in the game were recorded via strikeout, and UVC’s Jake Forrester had 18 of them in a one-hitter to lead the Monarchs to an 8-1 victory.
For Forrester, the complete-game one-hitter was his second straight and third of the season. He conceded just two walks and hit two batters, and also went 1-for-3 with a pair of runs scored at the plate in the District 4 matchup.
His counterpart, the Warriors’ Tracey Doudna, was equally overpowering in his five innings of work: He punched out 14 before being relieved in the sixth.
Ian Dahl provided the big knockout blow — a two-run double in the fifth inning to give the Monarchs a 4-1 lead. Forrester was able to take it from there.
“It sounds funny, but (Forrester) really wasn’t as sharp as he can be,” UVC coach Dave York said. “He’s getting there, though. And he still has really good stuff.”
The win was UVC’s fifth straight, pushing its record to 6-2 overall and 2-1 in BFL play. The Monarchs’ last loss was a 1-0 decision in which Forrester was outdueled by Riddle’s Erik Rogers.
North Douglas dropped to 4-1 and 1-1.
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Forrester and Suhrstedt; Doudna, Huckins (6), Gilmore (7) and Huckins, Black. WP — Forrester (2-2). LP — Doudna. 2B — Dahl (UVC), Tharp (UVC).
Riddle 8 Reedsport 1
REEDSPORT — Erik Rogers and the Irish continued to overmatch opponents at the plate, and the reward was their seventh straight win.
Rogers, a senior right-hander, tossed a two-hitter for his fourth win of the season, helping Riddle remain in first place in the Big Fir League at 3-0 and 7-1 overall. Rogers struck out nine and walked three. The Irish still haven’t allowed more than three runs in a game during their winning streak.
“Erik’s our guy. He’s a workhorse,” Riddle coach Jim Titus said. “He’s got a good defense behind him.”
JR Maglinao went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Rogers had two hits and two RBIs. AJ Davis added a double and a single, while Jase Fuller went 2-for-3 and knocked in a pair of runs.
Reedsport (1-7 overall, 0-2 BFL) helped out with five errors.
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Rogers and Smith; Rodhe and Kaufman. WP — Rogers (4-0). LP — Rodhe. 2B — Davis (R).
Oakland 14 Glendale 2
GLENDALE — In Big Fir League play, the Pirates had no answer for the top of Oakland’s order, starting with leadoff man Ryan Comstock, who doubled three times and tripled once.
Comstock, a senior shortstop, totaled four runs and two RBIs and helped the Nos. 1 through 3 spots in Oakland’s order hit a combined 10-for-13. Roy Benzel (three RBIs, two runs) and Jordan Bailey (two runs) stroked three hits apiece.
Dustin Tabor added two hits for the Oakers (3-0 overall, 1-0 BFL), who tallied 14 as a team and led 9-1 after their turn up in the third inning. Swan started and pitched four innings, pitching around eight walks with six strikeouts, and Michael Yard shut the door with three scoreless.
Mark Rodriguez, Tanner Pirrello and Colton Connor had the only hits for the Pirates (1-8, 0-3).
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Swan, Yard (5) and Bailey; Sams, Stewart (5) and Moody, Steeter (5). WP — Swan. LP — Sams. 3B — Comstock (O). 2B — Comstock 3 (O), Benzel (O).
Bandon 8 Yoncalla 0
BANDON — In nonleague play, Mychal Yarbor struck out 16 and the Tigers (6-2 overall) busted the game open with a six-run sixth inning.
Dylan Dover had the lone hit for the Eagles (2-5) in the fifth inning.
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Walton, Russell (6) and Dover; Yarbor and Garrett. WP — Yarbor. LP — Walton. 2B — Yarbor (B), Garrett (B).
Hidden Valley 4 Douglas 1
WINSTON — Tyler Gulbransen kept the Trojan lineup in check and the Mustangs tied it with one in the fifth and went ahead with three in the sixth to win the nonleague contest.
Gulbransen went the distance and recorded 16 strikeouts, allowing three hits for the Mustangs (6-2 overall). Brock Koone had two of the hits for Douglas (2-5) and pitched 5 2/3 strong innings.
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Gulbransen and Garrison; Koone, Claughton (6) and Thompson. WP — Gulbransen. LP — Koone.
Glide 5 Sutherlin 4
SUTHERLIN — The 3A Wildcats overcame nine errors, getting a three-run homer from Jordyn Parazoo in the top of the fifth inning to pull out a nonleague win over the 4A Bulldogs.
Sutherlin (3-5) outhit Glide 8-4, but left 10 runners on base. Kaylin Hobgood blasted a three-run homer to left field for the Bulldogs in the bottom of the first, scoring Kylie Atterbury and Kelsea Knee. Hobgood finished 3-for-4 in the contest and Atterbury stroked an RBI double in the fifth.
Parazoo’s four-bagger to left-center was the first for the Wildcats (4-2) this season. Alexa Evans had a run-scoring double earlier in the fifth.
The Bulldogs were missing their No. 1 pitcher, Chey Malinoff, who was on vacation. Paris Smith threw well in her absence, giving up four hits.
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Graham and Hatley; Smith and Cramer. WP — Graham (4-2). LP — Smith (0-1). HR — Parazoo (G), Hobgood (S). 2B — Evans (G), Atterbury (S).
Douglas 10 Hidden Valley 0
GRANTS PASS — Shay Holcomb doubled twice, knocked in four runs and held the Mustangs to one hit to highlight the Trojans’ five-inning nonleague win, their fourth straight overall.
Holcomb pitched all five innings, striking out and four walking one, and got plenty of help offensively. Sadie Birch had two hits with three runs scored and two RBIs, Destiny Phillips singled twice and Geniva Johnson stroked a two-run double.
The Trojans (4-1 overall) played again today at North Valley.
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Holcomb and M. Dupper; Lawson, Oachs (4) and Green. WP — Holcomb. LP — Lawson. 2B — Holcomb 2 (D), Johnson (D).
Pleasant Hill 9 South Umpqua 1
TRI CITY — Sabrina Boyd yielded one run in the circle and tripled and doubled at the plate to lead the Billies to their first win of the season.
South Umpqua’s defense made starting pitcher Bri Bohnenkamp work extra, committing nine errors. The Lancers dropped to 1-5.
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Boyd and Brown; Bohnenkamp and Schofield. WP — Boyd. LP — Bohnenkamp. 3B — Body (PH). 2B — Body (PH).
Glendale 5 Oakland 1
GLENDALE — Elizabeth McGuire pitched a two-hitter and the Pirates got solo home runs from Lizeth Silva and freshman Lacey Davis in their win over the Oakers.
McGuire struck out 11, walked two and hit one batter as Glendale improved to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in District 2 play. Davis led off the third with a homer, while Lizeth Silva led off the fourth with a round-tripper.
Emily Lytle took the loss for Oakland (2-2, 0-2), allowing six hits.
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Lytle and Patt; McGuire and Lize. Silva. WP — McGuire. LP — Lytle. HR — Lize. Silva (G), Davis (G). 2B — McGuire (G), Staten (G).
Yoncalla 16 Days Creek 1
DAYS CREEK — Brianne Joslyn pitched a three-hitter as the Eagles remained in sole possession of first place in the league race with a win in five innings.
Joslyn struck out three and walked two. She also went 3-for-5 with a double at the plate. Karen Wickman and Tabitha Shaw each went 2-for-4 with doubles for Yoncalla (6-2, 4-0 District 2).
Cheyenne Depew went 2-for-2 with a triple for the Wolves (1-3, 0-1).
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Bri. Joslyn and Bra. Joslyn; C. Depew, Beamer (5) and Pickett. WP — Bri. Joslyn. LP — C. Depew. 3B — C. Depew (DC). 2B — Bri. Joslyn (Y), Shaw (Y), K. Wickman (Y).
North Douglas 27 UVC 2
DRAIN — Kelcee Frieze and Morgan Heuer combined on a no-hitter with eighth strikeouts as the Warriors improved to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in District 2 play.
Kelcee Frieze was 3-for-3, Abby Dooley 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Kortnee Frieze 2-for-3. The Monarchs (0-4, 0-4) scored twice in the top of the fourth.
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Barnhart, Elias (2), Reeves (3) and Steiz; Ke. Frieze, Heuer (4) and Burruss, Whisler (3). WP — Ke. Frieze (4-2). LP — Barnhart. 2B — Huckins (ND).
REEDSPORT — In District 2 play, the Irish hit four doubles but struggled to generate offense after a three-run first inning on their way to a loss.
Kelsey Reid had two of those doubles, while Daisha Budel and Adrian Chandler hit the others. Chandler also threw a complete game for the Irish (2-2 overall, 1-2 District 2).
Britney Manicke settled down after that rocky first and finished off the win for the Braves (3-2, 3-1), who have won three straight.
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Chandler and Linton; Manicke and Cardoso. WP — Manicke. LP — Chandler. 3B — Doane (Reed.). 2B — Reid 2 (Ri.), Chandler (Ri.), Budel (Ri.), McGill (Re.).