Chase Hinton went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs and Chris Bock hit a triple to help South Medford beat Ashland 14-2 in Game 2 and complete an Area 4 South sweep Wednesday at North Mountain Park.
The Colts won the opener 11-0.
In the second game, South Medford scored 10 runs on four hits and five walks in the second inning and clinched the game in five innings by the 10-run mercy rule. The early explosion included a two-run single by Daniel Shenk.
Ke’ali Benson had an RBI single for Ashland, which remained winless at 0-16.
In the opener, Steven Ledendecker had a triple and an RBI for the Colts, and Payton Owns was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Ledendecker also blanked Ashland on two hits, striking out seven in the six-inning game.
For Ashland, Rowan Amman was 1-for-2.
Tony Champion has resigned as Southern Oregon University's head women's wrestling coach, the school announced Wednesday.
Champion, who previously was the head wrestling coach at Ashland High School, had guided SOU's women's wrestling program since its inception in 2015. The program will be taken over by longtime men's wrestling coach and assistant athletic director Mike Ritchey, who was named the school's director of wrestling when the women's program was added.
"We appreciate coach Champion's work in establishing this program as a national player," Ritchey said. "His impact will be felt for years to come and we wish him great success in his future."
Five Raiders were named All-America selections during Champion's two-year tenure, and he led the team to a 10th-place finish at the WCWA Championships in 2017 and an 11th-place finish in 2016.
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