Gianni Pippa-Baker was 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs to lead Ashland, but the Grizzlies sabotaged their own chances by committing nine errors in a 19-9 nonconference loss to Mazama on Tuesday at North Mountain Park.
McKenna Read (2-for-4, two RBIs) and Teresa Lehman (2-for-5) also came through at the plate for the Grizzlies (4-14), but Mazama used a nine-run seventh to pull away. Only eight of Mazama's runs were earned.
Brittani Stocke was 2-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs, and Diane Miller 2-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs for Mazama (13-9).
Ashland scored six runs on three hits and a walk in the bottom of the third to go up 6-2. Pippa-Baker and Read hit back-to-back two-run doubles to highlight the rally, which also included a hit to short by Georgia Williams that was booted and led to two more runs.
The Vikings scored two in the fourth and three in the fifth, with Jordan Krauss' two-run single up the middle giving the visitors the lead for good, 7-6. Mazama tacked on three more — on just one hit — in the sixth, then erupted with seven hits in the seventh, including a pair of two-run singles by Stocke.
Ashland next faces Southern Oregon Hybrid 5A rival Eagle Point on Saturday at Eagle Point. The Grizzlies need to sweep in order to capture the league crown.
Mazama 002 233 9 — 19 14 1
Ashland 006 010 2 — 9 10 9
Wortman and Allred; Williams, Lenthe (7) and Teixiera. W — Wortman. L — Williams (4-10). 2B — M: Wortman, Miller; A: Pippa-Baker 2, Read, Rodrigues.
Two weeks after losing a no-hitter with two outs in the seventh inning Ashland senior Carter Glick eased at least some of that heartache by tossing a five-inning no-no on senior day.
Glick's nearly flawless performance led the Grizzlies to a 10-0 victory over Mazama, Tuesday at North Mountain Park.
Glick struck out five and walked one to improve to 4-2 on the year for the Grizzlies (17-6), who have scored 37 runs in their last three games. Offensively, Ashland was led by Aaron Scott (2-for-3, two RBIs), Eric Carlson (2-for-4, double, two runs) and Nick Sanderson (2-for-3, two runs, RBI).
Ashland scored all the runs it would need on Glick's two-run single to shallow center in the bottom of the first. The Grizzlies then tacked on three insurance runs in the third Scott's two-run single and Glick's sacrifice fly.
Mazama fell to 7-16.
Mazama 000 00 — 0 0 1
Ashland 203 32 — 10 8 0
Depew, Lefever (3), Crowell (4) and Tron; Glick and Cammarota. W Glick (4-2). L Depew. 2B A: Carlson.
At Redmond, Ashland senior Matt Hedges sealed a state berth after shooting a 2-over-par 74 and finishing with a 147 total for second place individually in 5A District 1 tournament action at Juniper Golf Club Tuesday.
Summit won the team title with 599 strokes, including 298 on Tuesday. Led by tournament medalist Ryan DeCastilhos, Bend rallied to finish second (601).
The state tournament is set for Quail Valley Golf Course May 19-20 in Banks.
DeCastilhos fired a 3-under 69 on Tuesday and finished with a 142 total.
Summit's Max Higlin was third (148).
Ethan Devore's 159 total was good for 11th overall for Eagle Point, which secured third as a team.
Ashland's Kyle Breeding took 12th (161) and Eagle Point's Taylor Scott was 15th (163).
Hedges, who was the 2013 district champion, shot a 73 Monday. He had birdies on hole Nos. 7, 10 and 18, a bogey on No. 14 and double bogeys on Nos. 8 and 13 on Day 2.
TEAM SCORES — Summit 599, Bend 601, Eagle Point 657, Mountain View 691, Redmond 749, Ashland Inc.
TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS — 1, Ryan DeCastilhos, Bend, 73-69—142; 2, Matt Hedges, Ashland, 73-74—147; 3, Max Higlin, Summit, 76-72—148; 4, Declan Watts, Summit, 75-75—150; 5, Jack Loberg, Summit, 75-76—151.
EAGLE POINT (657) — Ethan Devore 77-82—159, Taylor Scott 83-80—163, Zack Henley 85-80—165, Troy Jordan 86-85—171, Michael Macedo 85-87—172.
ASHLAND (Inc.) — Matt Hedges 73-74—147, Kyle Breeding 80-81—161, TJ Ferreira 113-104—217.