Photos by Orville Hector | Daily TidingsSamantha Gilbert gets a hit during the fourth inning against Douglas.

The Ashland High softball team lost 5-4 in eight innings to Douglas on Monday in the Grizzlies' final tune-up for Friday's playoff-opener.

Ashland (13-13) scored two runs in the seventh to send the nonconference game into extra innings and was in position to tie the game again in the eighth, but Chryssy Braught hit a line drive right to the second baseman to end the game.

"It was a good game to get ready for the playoffs," Ashland head coach Misty Potochnik said.

Ashland hosts Silverton in the Class 5A first-round game, scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. at North Mountain Park. Admission costs $7 for adults and $5 for students.

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Samantha Gilbert and Amanda Good both hit clutch singles to help the Grizzlies overcome a 4-2 deficit in the seventh.

Boys Golf

At Corvallis, Ashland is tied for fifth place after the first day of competition at the Class 5A state tournament at Trysting Tree Golf Club.

Ben Wright paced the Grizzlies with a 7-over par 79 while Austin Harfst and Cameron Clement both contributed with 80s.

"We didn't play well today," Ashland head coach John Skinner said. "We had like two or three bad holes for our top couple kids. They went from a possible 75 to 80 or 81, so we could have shot better but I think things (today) could be a lot better."

The tourney concludes today. The top four teams and top 10 individuals place.

"These group of kids have been together for four years so we'd like to bring home some hardware of some kind," Skinner added.

TEAM SCORES &

Bend 298, Cresent Valley 300, Wilsonville 305, West Albany 307, Springfield 320, Ashland 320, Marshfield 323, Glencoe 324, Hermiston 326, Cleveland 326, Eagle Point 339, Madison 488.

TOP 5 OVERALL FINISHERS &

1, Justin Kadin, Cresent Valley, 70; 2, Casey Crownover, Bend, tied Damian Telles, The Dalles Wahtonka, 71; 4, tie, Colin Ingils, Churchill, Hans Reimers, West Albany, Connor Rumpf, Sherwood, 72.

ASHLAND (320) &

Ben Wright 79, Austin Harfst 80, Cameron Clement 80, Galen Camp 81.

EAGLE POINT (339) &

Trevor Lopez 80, Shane Tomich 84, Steven Lindstrom 87, Mike Hagert 88.

OTHER LOCAL FINISHERS &

Chandler Mulkey, Mazama, 80; Corey Chandler, Ashland, 88; Randy Camino, Eagle Point, 91; Zach Uhles, Crater, 91.

Girls Golf

At Corvallis, Sarah Glaze shot a 113 and Abbie Dock a 120 to lead four Ashland girls at the state meet.

The Grizzlies finished the day with a combined score of 515. Summit leads the team competition with a 325 and Erica Omlid of Thurston shot a 76 to lead the chase for the individual title.

ASHLAND (515) &

Sarah Glaze 113, Abbie Dock 120, Emily Warnke-Crary 139, Tracy Marvin 143.

OTHER LOCAL FINISHERS &

Lisa Drake, Eagle Point, 115; Sarah Heath, Eagle Point, 130; Brianna Brasil, Ashland, 149; Sarah Monson, Crater, Cherie Drake, Eagle Point, 157.

Sports editor Joe Zavala can be reached at 482-3456 x 224 or joe.