KLAMATH FALLS — Jack Mitchell scored the go-ahead run on a Drew Seater single in the bottom of the sixth as Henley crawled out of a 5-0 hole to beat Ashland 7-5 Tuesday in the season opener for both teams at Henley High School.
The Hornets added an insurance run on an Ashland error, and Henley relief pitcher Josh Overstreet escaped a two-on, one-out jam in the seventh with back-to-back strikeouts.
Jack Carroll, a senior, started on the mound for the Grizzlies and surrendered three runs on three hits while striking out four and walking five in 3 2/3 innings of work. His replacement, sophomore Steen Fredrickson, was tagged with the loss after giving up four runs, three earned, on four hits in 1 2/3 innings.
The Grizzlies jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first, roughing up Henley starter Jesse Hilyard with four hits. Ashland leadoff hitter Bryce Rogan laced a leadoff double and scored on a single by Carter Glick. Ryan Bottimore followed with a run-scoring triple and came home on Jamie Flynn's single up the middle.
Rogan, Glick and Bottimore had two hits apiece to lead the Grizzlies' offense.
Ashland made it 4-0 on Eric Carlson's sacrifice fly in the second and 5-0 on Cammarota's RBI single in the third.
Mitchell's bases loaded single in the fourth scored two runs and kickstarted the Hornets' comeback.
Hilyard walked twice and scored twice for the Hornets, who were out-hit 11-8 and did not have an extra-base hit.
Ashland 311 000 0 — 5 11 2
Henley 000 322 x — 7 8 1
Carroll, Fredrickson (4), Flynn (6) and Glick; Hilyard, Greif (4), Goodell (4), Overstreet (7) and Howard, Hillyard (4). W — Goodell (1-0). L — Fredrickson (0-1). 2B — A: Glick, Rogan. 3B — A: Bottimore.
KLAMATH FALLS — Henley pitcher Kelly Scott struck out 13 Ashland batters and held the Grizzlies to two hits to lead the Hornets to an 8-1 victory in the season opener for both teams Tuesday.
Scott did not allow an earned run and threw 70 of her 98 pitches for strikes in the complete-game effort.
Ashland scored a run in the third to cut Henley's lead to 3-1, but the Hornets added a run in the bottom of the third and four more in the fifth to break the game open.
Leadoff hitter Kayla Herr went 2-for-4 and scored three runs, and Tara Moates had a double and three RBIs to lead Henley's offense.
For Ashland, Christina Kuykendall was 1-for-3 and scored the Grizzlies' lone run.
Ashland 001 000 0 — 1 2 3
Henley 211 040 x — 8 8 1
Lenthe and Lehman; Scott and Herr. W — Scott (1-0). L — Lenthe (0-1). 2B — A: Lenthe; H: Moates.
Three Southern Oregon student-athletes from the winter sports of men's and women's basketball and wrestling have been named 2012-13 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, the NAIA announced.
One student from each sport earned the honor for the Raiders this year. Junior point guard Jeff Bush represented the men's basketball team, senior guard Molly Doran represented the women's basketball team and senior Woong Kim represented the wrestling program.
Student-athletes are nominated by their institution's head coach and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status in order to qualify for the honor.