Hayden Miller was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and Charlie Sebrell pitched two strong innings and drove in two runs as Ashland opened its 2009 season with a 14-2, five-inning win over Henley on Tuesday at Klamath Falls.

Hayden Miller was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and Charlie Sebrell pitched two strong innings and drove in two runs as Ashland opened its 2009 season with a 14-2, five-inning win over Henley on Tuesday at Klamath Falls.

Miller punctuated the Grizzlies' six-run fourth with a two-run double. He also had an RBI single in the third, when Ashland used four hits to score three runs and take a 4-0 lead.

Sebrell tossed two shutout innings before being relieved by Garrett Tygerson, who also pitched two innings, striking out three.

"We hit OK, we played OK, but we can play better," Ashland head coach Don Senestraro said. "We made some defensive blunders that I think we can improve on and we will hit better."

Also for Ashland, Lewis Sebrell was 2-for-3 and scored a team-high three runs, Lucas Stone had a double and Ian Kendall had a triple.

Ashland, the defending Class 5A state champions, hosts South Medford on Friday. The Panthers lost in the first round of the 6A state playoffs last season after finishing fourth in the Southwest Conference.

"We'll approach that game like we approach every game," Senestraro said.

Ashland 134 60 — 14 11 1

Henley 000 02 — 2 6 3

C. Sebrell, Tygerson (3), Kendall (5) and L. Sebrell; Bigby, Riley (3), North (4) and Cullen. W — Tygerson. L — Bigby. 2B — A: C. Sebrell, Miller, Stone; H: Pace. 3B — A: Kendall.

Prep Softball

Amanda Good hit a game-tying two-run triple in the third inning for Ashland, but Henley plated the tie-breaking run in the fifth and held on for a 3-2 victory Tuesday at Klamath Falls.

Bella Pribyl took a rare loss for the Grizzlies after losing a pitchers' duel with Henley's Autumn Nedan. The Hornets' ace struck out 13 Grizzlies and went 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs, while Pribyl worked five innings with four strikeouts and one walk.

"We were a little flat," Ashland coach Misty Potochnick said. "We definitely didn't play our best, but we've got a lot of games coming up."

Ashland travels to play in the Yreka tournament Friday and Saturday. After that, it's off to the Central Oregon Tournament for four more games.

Ashland's home-opener is April 7 against South Medford.

Ashland 002 000 0 — 2 5 3

Henley 200 010 0 — 3 6 3

Pribyl, Ross (6) and Santee, Lehman (6). Nedan and Rylee. W — Nedan (1-0). L — Pribyl (0-1). 3B — A: Good.

Prep Track and Field

The Hidden Valley boys won nine of 14 events and the host Comets won nine of 15 girls events in the meet between Crater, Ashland and Hidden Valley, Tuesday at Central Point.

Connor Kasler won the 1,500- and 3,000-meter races, Chase Kearney won the javelin and was part of Hidden Valley's winning 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams, and Jason Arbour won the 800 and ran on the 4x400 relay team.

Ashland's Ben Mickey won the 100 and 200, and Zachary Katamura took the shot put with a throw of 42 feet, 4 inches.

Senior Holly Haga won the shot put and discus for the Crater girls. Her mark of 131-1 in the discus is a personal record.

Alie Rodgers of Hidden Valley won the 100 and 100 hurdles. Ashland's Carolyn Thomas won the 200 and 400.

BOYS

SHOT PUT — 1, Zachary Katamura, Ashland, 42-4 ; DISCUS — 1, Vincent Seeley, Crater, 132-7 ; JAVELIN — 1, Chase Kearney, Hidden Valley, 145-4; HIGH JUMP — 1, James Ross, Hidden Valley, 5-8; LONG JUMP — 1, Ryan Sonday, Crater, 17-2; 300-METER HURDLES — 1, Keith Campbell, Hidden Valley, 45.10; 100 METERS — 1, Ben Mickey, Ashland, 11.79; 200 METERS — 1, Ben Mickey, Ashland, 24.64; 400 METERS — 1, Eric Weldon, Hidden Valley, 55.86; 800 METERS — 1, Jason Arbour, Hidden Valley, 2:04.00; 1,500 METERS — 1, Connor Kasler, Hidden Valley, 4:04.00; 3,000 METERS — 1, Connor Kasler, Hidden Valley, 9:15.00; 4X100-METER RELAY — 1, Hidden Valley (Patrick Bailey, Chase Kearney, Jacob Moore, Kyle Nelson) 48.66; 4X400-METER RELAY — 1, Hidden Valley (Chase Kearney, Drew Shane, Keith Campbell and Jason Arbour), 3:52.87.

GIRLS

SHOT PUT — 1, Holly Haga, Crater, 33-2; DISCUS — 1, Holly Haga, Crater, 131-1; JAVELIN — 1, Katie Orr, Crater, 102-2; HIGH JUMP — 1, Shawna Nielson, Crater, 4-6 ; LONG JUMP — 1, Brittany Hills, Crater, 13-1/2; 100-METER HURDLES — 1, Alie Rodgers, Hidden Valley, 17.51; 300-METER HURDLES — 1, Shannon Paine, Crater, 58.64 ; 100 METERS — 1, Alie Rodgers, Hidden Valley, 12.91; 200 METERS — 1, Carolyn Thomas, Ashland, 27.86; 400 METERS — 1, Carolyn Thomas, Ashland, 1:05.00; 800 METERS — 1, Seena Frantz, Ashland, 2:31; 1,500 METERS — 1, Kayleigh Tyerman, Crater, 5:01; 3,000 METERS — 1, Marshall Miller, Ashland, 12:17 ; 4X100-METER RELAY — 1, Crater (Mareena Anderson, Amanda Dalton, Annalisa Doss, Erica Williams), 56.7; 4X400-METER RELAY — 1, Crater (Jasmyn Andrews, Sarah Hastings, Shelby Owen, Danaris Remigio), 4:32.4.

Women's Tennis

Despite having to drop two matches because of forfeit, the Southern Oregon women's tennis team defeated Shasta College 7-2 in their home opener on Tuesday.

The Raiders improved to 4-0.

SOU senior Katie Ross recorded her 73rd and 74th victories of her career by winning both her singles and doubles matches. The 74 wins ranks fourth all-time in SOU history. Ross also ranks fourth in singles victories (37) and third in doubles victories (37).

Ross and Rebecca Weicher improved to 3-1 on the year in doubles play with a 10-3 victory.

College Track and Field

Southern Oregon senior distance runner Cameron Kreuz has been named the Cascade Conference's track athlete of the week.

Kreuz won the 800 at Saturday's Northwest Conference preview meet at Forest Grove with an NAIA provisional qualifying time of 1:54.80.

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