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Pilots swept in season-opening twin bill

Grants Pass holds Ashland to five hits
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Ashland Pilots pitcher Christopher Buckley throws a pitch during the second game of a doubleheader against the Grants Pass Miners on Tuesday at North Mountain Park.
 Posted: 2:00 AM June 12, 2013

The Grants Pass Miners held the Ashland Pilots to five hits on the day to sweep an American Legion A doubleheader at North Mountain Park on Tuesday.

The Miners won the first game 11-4 and the second game 8-0.

In Game 1, Ashland's Jose Perez was 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base to lead the Pilots, who were playing their first two games of the season. Also for Ashland, Matt Flynn had a two-run single in the seventh.

McKinnon Bennett went 3-for-3 and scored four runs to lead the Miners.

In the second game, James Chastain and Kevin Olmstead pitched a combined one-hitter for the Miners. Ty Mullholland's single was the only hit for the Pilots.

Ashland freshman-to-be Christopher Buckley was impressive in his pitching debut, fanning five in 22/3 innings.

FIRST GAME

Hidden Valley 112 010 6 — 11 6 0

Ashland 001 010 2 — 4 4 6

Campbell and Hults; Milgram, Flynn (6) and Cammarota, Mullholland (6). W — Campbell. L — Milgram (0-1). 2B — HV: Bennett; A: Perez, Sanderson.

SECOND GAME

Hidden Valley 013 022 0 — 8 11 0

Ashland 000 000 0 — 0 1 5

Chastain, Olmstead (6) and Streeten; Jer. Carroll, Buckley (3), Hulick (6) and Mullholland. W — Chastain. L — Jer. Carroll (0-1). 2B — HV: Olmstead, Munoz.


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