Eight of Ashland's 10 batters reached base at least twice as the local Babe Ruth all-star team improved to 2-0 in pool play with an 8-4 win over South Coast of Coos Bay in the 13-year-old state tournament Friday.




Taylor Humphrey went 3-for-4 with a double and Billy Hansen went 3-for-5 for Ashland, which next takes on Grants Pass on Saturday morning.




Ashland committed just one fielding error while backing up pitchers Rose Marston and Hansen. Marston started and surrendered one run in four innings.