YONCALLA — The league-leading Yoncalla softball team survived a challenge from North Douglas Monday, scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take an 8-7 District 2 win.
Madison Hunt scored the winning run as Salista Williams’ groundball was misplayed for an error, improving the Eagles to 7-2 overall and 5-0 in District 2 play. Tabitha Shaw went 3-for-3 with a double and three runs, Whitney Ellis 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs and Brandi Joslyn 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
The Warriors (4-2, 3-2) finished with four hits, one of them a double by Kelcee Frieze. Brianne Joslyn got the pitching win, striking out eight and walking six.
“This was a good eye-opener, I hope, for us,” said Yoncalla coach Shane Joslyn.
The Eagles hosted Oakland today in a league game, while North Douglas hosted Riddle.
N. Douglas 410 020 0 — 7 4 2
Yoncalla 000 140 3 — 8 10 4
Ke. Frieze and Burruss; Bri. Joslyn and Bra. Joslyn. WP — Bri. Joslyn (7-1). LP — Ke. Frieze. 2B — Ke. Frieze (ND), Ellis 2 (Y), Shaw (Y).
OAKLAND — Emily Lytle tossed a gem and had three of Oakland’s six hits for the Oakers in their District 2 win.
Lytle struck out 12, didn’t walk anyone and allowed three hits. She also scored one run and drove in another as the Oakers (4-2 overall, 2-2 District 2) took a lead right off the bat in the first inning.
Kayla Rushing, Brooke Spencer and Shantina Ruft all had RBIs. Reedsport dropped to 3-3 and 3-2.
Reedsport 000 000 0 — 0 3 1
Oakland 121 100 x — 5 6 1
McGill, Manicke (4) and Cardoso; Lytle and Patt. WP — Lytle. LP — McGill. 2B — Howell (R).
Cascade Christian 16
MEDFORD — Luke Dusenbury highlighted the Challengers’ seven-run first inning with a two-run homer and they went on to whip the Monarchs in five innings in a nonleague game at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Kyle Ferguson went 3-for-4, Tristan Jones and Tim Martin both 2-for-3 and Cooper Clark 2-for-4 for Cascade Christian (6-3). Ian Dahl had one hit and two RBIs, while Danny Medak and Greg Suhrstedt both had a hit and RBI for Umpqua Valley Christian (9-3).
UVC 203 00 — 5 4 5
C. Christian 702 7x — 16 12 3
Suhrstedt, Werkheiser (2), Dahl (4) and Forrester, Suhrstedt (2); Coggins, Ferguson (4) and Clark. WP — Coggins. LP — Suhrstedt. HR — Dusenbury (CC). 2B — Ferguson (CC), Jones (CC), Clark (CC).