EAGLE POINT — The South Umpqua softball team pulled off a 5-4 victory over Class 5A Eagle Point on Tuesday in a nonleague game. 

Kalie Mann hit a go-ahead solo home run in the fifth inning to ice the game for the 3A Lancers (20-4 overall) after they allowed four Eagle Point runs and nearly squandered a four-run lead. Mann went 3-for-4 in the contest, Shalyn Gray was 2-for-4 and Aailyah Rudy homered.

Tayah Kelley earned the win for the Lancers, the Far West League champions, pitching a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts and one walk. Riley Shopp took the loss for the Eagles (14-8). 

South Umpqua will visit Junction City in a nonleague game Friday. The Lancers will host a first-round playoff game on May 22.

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Kelley and Rudy; Shopp and Thompson. WP — Kelley. LP — Shopp. HR — Mann (SU), Rudy (SU).

Josh Nutter is a part-time sports reporter for The News-Review. He can be reached at jnutter@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220. Or follow him on Twitter @Nutterduece2.

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