Ashland erupted for five runs in the second and seven more in the third to pick up its sixth win in a row 13-2 over Eagle Point, Thursday in the final Southern Oregon Hybrid Class 5A game between the two teams at North Mountain Park.
Ashland (14-8) swept the three-game series by a combined score of 37-11 to claim the league title.
Bryce Rogan, Steen Fredrickson and Jack Carroll had two hits apiece for the Grizzlies, and starting pitcher Tommy Hulick held Eagle Point (7-12) to two runs on two hits in four innings to pick up his first win of the year.
Rogan delivered a bases-loaded single through the right side to score two runs and break a 1-1 tie with nobody out in the second inning. Fredrickson added an RBI double and Carroll an RBI single to put Ashland on top 6-1.
The Grizzlies piled on in the third, more than doubling their lead on just two hits thanks mostly to Eagle Point's struggles on the mound: the inning included six walks, two hit batsmen, two wild pitches and a passed ball.
Rogan added an RBI double and Ryan Bottimore an RBI single.
The Grizzlies, who haven't lost since April 16 at Roseburg, cap their regular season with a doubleheader against South Medford on May 11.
Eagle Point 011 00 — 2 2 1
Ashland 157 0x — 13 9 2
Wilson, Sattler (3), Mickey (3), Korn (4) and Hangaard; Hulick, Flynn (5) and Cammarota. W — Hulick (1-0). L — Wilson. 2B — A: Rogan, Fredrickson.
At Eagle Point, Eagle Point's Glen Linder and Ashland's Matt Hedges cracked the top five on the first day of the two-day Class 5A District 1 tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club.
Linder shot a 4-over-par 76 and is tied for second place. Hedges is one shot back and tied for fourth place.
The top two teams and top five individuals qualify for the state tournament.
Summit's Jack Loberg led the Storm, of Bend, to the first-day lead. His 73 tops the field, as does Summit's 308 team score. Bend is second at 319. Ashland is in fourth place and Eagle Point fifth.
The tournament concludes today.
The state tournament is May 13-14 at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis.
TEAM SCORES — Summit 308, Bend 319, Redmond 332, Ashland 350, Eagle Point 351, Mt. View 366.
TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS — 1, Jack Loberg, Sum, 73; 2, (tie) T.K. Wasserman, Sum, Glen Linder, EP, 76; 4, (tie) Ryan Crownover, Ben, Matt Hedges, Ash, 77.
ASHLAND — Matt Hedges 77, Ben Sager 79, Chris Peterson 96, Kyle Breeding 98.
EAGLE POINT — Glen Linder 76, Taylor Scott 88, Ethan Devore 93, Zach Henley 94.
At Eagle Point, Lindsay Neussl shot a 92 to help Eagle Point grab third place after Day 1 of the two-day District 1 tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club.
Neussl had a 1-over-par 37 on the front nine, but ran into trouble on the back. She finished with the eighth-lowest round out of 24 competitors. The Eagles shot 459 as a team.
Summit leads with a 343 score and Bend is second at 364.
Ashland is with a 487. Carly Walker's 104 was tops for the Grizzlies.
Play finishes today, with the top two teams and top five advancing to May 13-14 at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks.
TEAM SCORES — 1, Summit, 343; 2, Bend, 364; 3, Eagle Point, 459; 4, Mountain View, 480; 5, Ashland, 487; 6, Redmond, INC.
TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS — 1, Madison Odiorne, Sum, 77; 2, Heidi Froelich, Ben, 79; 3, Megan Mitchell, Summit, 87; Alyssa Kerry, Summit, 89; Emily Roundtree, Redmond, 89.
EAGLE POINT (459) — Lindsay Neussl 92, Sariah Beal 118, Taylor Hines 122, Loresa Mayfield 127.
ASHLAND (487) — Carly Walker 104, Maya Timmons 122, Jordan Schweizer 123, Marie Stallman 138.
At Eugene, Ashland's top two singles players and top two doubles team each advanced to the semifinals of the Midwestern League District Championships and qualified for the Class 5A state tournament on Wednesday at the Eugene Swim and Tennis Club.
Ashland's Ashley Knecht, seeded second, and Anne Kim, seeded fifth, both moved into the league's final four. Ashland's No. 1 doubles team, Hanna Greenberg and Vika O'Brien, the defending Class 5A champions, also advanced, and will face the Grizzlies' unseeded duo, Katy Barnard and Elana Cooper, in the semis.
Knecht will face third-seeded Marilyn Walker of Churchill in the district semis, while Kim will take on top-seeded Madison Bryant of Marist. Knecht beat Walker 6-2, 6-2 earlier in the year.