AHS softball team stays hot

Bella Pribyl recorded a season-high 15 strikeouts and Sarah Silbowitz delivered a bases-clearing triple as Ashland, the No. 3-ranked Class 5A team, beat South Umpqua, the No. 2-ranked Class 4A team, 4-0 Tuesday in a nonconference softball game at North Mountain Park.

"Any time we can get a chance to play a good team it's a lot better than a practice," said Ashland head coach Misty Potochnick, whose team has won six straight. "I felt we hit the ball well in the beginning and let off as the game went on."

Pribyl's outstanding day included a four-strikeout fourth inning in which a South Umpqua batter reached first base on a strikeout that got away from the catcher.

Silbowitz continued her hot finish to the regular season, ripping a line drive to right-center in the second inning.

Ashland (22-4) now has a week to prepare for its OSAA Class 5A state playoff opener, May 20 against either Lebanon or Century.

South Umpqua (22-2) lost for the first time since March 28, a stretch that included 18 wins in a row.

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Whitmore and Bliven; Pribyl and Cantrell.

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Whitmore. 2B &

SU: Bliven. 3B &

A: Silbowitz.

Boys Golf

At Corvallis, Matt Naylor shot a 12-over 84 to pace Ashland in the second and final round of the Class 5A boys state golf tournament Tuesday at Trysting Tree Golf Club.

Naylor led the Grizzlies with a combined score of 172.

Mazama's Chandler Mulkey shot a 77 on Day 2 to help him finish in a 10th-place tie.

West Albany's Nick Sherwood shot a tournament-best 5-under 67 to share the individual crown with Andrew Vijarro of Bend. Each totaled a 143.

West Albany (600) finished first as a team while Ashland (694) and Mazama (695) placed 10th and 11th, respectively.

Matt Amrhein (88), Cameron Clement (88) and Mike Wurzell (89) chipped in for Ashland, while Crater's Dennis Acevedo carded a 95.



West Albany 311-289""600, Wilsonville 302-302""604, Crescent Valley 308-300""608, Bend 305-304""609, Cleveland 323-305""628, Marshfield 314-320""634, Century 322-320""642, Pendleton 331-316""647, Thurston 323-328""651, Ashland 345-349""694, Mazama 353-342""695, Madison 407-409""816.


1, (tie) Nick Sherwood, West Albany, 76-67""143, and Andrew Vijarro, Bend, 70-73""143; 3, (tie) Willie Matthew, Crescent Valley, 75-69""144, and Hans Reimers, West Albany, 76-68""144; 5, Travis Johnson, Wilsonville, 72-73""145; 6, Damien Telles, The Dalles Wahtonka, 72-76"" 7, Conor Logan, Cleveland, 75-74""149; 8, (tie) Taylor Garbutt, Summit, 73-77""150 and Cory Schmidt, Bend, 74-76""150; 10, (tie) Chandler Mulkey, Mazama, 74-77""151, and Mike Noreen, Century, 75-76""151, and Trevor Smith, Marshfield, 71-80""151, and Derek Stamos, Bend, 76-75""151.



ASHLAND (694) &

Matt Naylor 88-84""172, Cameron Clement 86-88""174, Matt Amrhein 91-88""179, Mike Wurzell 93-89""182, Clint Murphy 80-95""175.

MAZAMA (695) &

Chandler Mulkey 74-77""151, Stuart Nelson 94-81""175, Derrick Fuller 93-86""179, Mark Herzfeldt-Kamprath 92-88""180, Josh Peters 97-99""196.

Girls Golf

At Woodburn, Robyn Enloe of Crater shot a 109 in the second round to finish in a tie for 38th place at the 5A state tournament at OGA Golf Course.

Emily Warnke-Crary led Ashland entering Day 2 with a 118 but withdrew from competition in the second round. Sadie Shelton went on to pace the Grizzlies, posting a 116 to finish with a 241 total.

Bend won the team title with a two-day total of 739, while Pendleton's McKennon Cimmiyotti winning the individual title after back-to-back rounds of 82.



Bend 369-370""739, Crook County 385-374""759, Crescent Valley 400-380""780, West Albany 397-383""780, Glencoe 407-437""844, Marshfield 463-446""909, Thurston 453-456""909, Liberty 454-456""910, Cleveland 462-486""948, Ashland 536-411""947, Crater 528-651""1,149.


1, McKennon Cimmiyotti, Pendleton, 82-82""164; 2, Katie Orton, West Albany, 85-82""167; 3, Chelsey Lind, Mountain View, 86-82""168; 4, Katie Zajicek, Corvallis, 86-83""169; 5, (tie) Brittany Bruening, Bend, 87-86""173, and Caitlyn Doyle, Crescent Valley, 91-82""173; 7, Jennifer Hitts, Bend, 89-87""176; 8, Sarah Crofcheck, Crook County, 92-86""178; 9, JoBeth Hamon, Crook County, 92-87""179; 10, Kathleen Adame, Summit, 92-90""182.



ASHLAND (947) &

Sadie Shelton 125-116""241, Kayla Reynolds 144-146""290, Willie Michiels 149-149""298, Emily Warnke-Crary 118-WD, Molly Harney 195-WD.

CRATER (1,149) &

Robyn Enloe 112-109""221, Kara Vezzani 141-157""298, Stephanie Risner 142-166""308, Maile Guthrie 133-189""322.

Prep Baseball

Sam Gaviglio continued his nearly flawless senior season as No. 3-ranked Ashland avenged an early season loss to Phoenix with a 4-0 win Tuesday at North Mountain Park.

Gaviglio (9-0) struck out six Phoenix batters in five shutout innings before giving way to Tyler Killeen. Gaviglio, who hasn't allowed an earned run in 21 straight innings, lowered his ERA to 0.54.

The Grizzlies (24-2) scored all the runs they would need in the third inning. Garrett Tygerson went 2-for-3 with a triple to lead the Ashland offenses.

"We approached this game as if it was a playoff game," Ashland head coach Don Senestraro said. "We made a commitment Sunday as a team that we were going to start Tuesday as our playoffs, playing high-energy baseball and doing the best we can, and we did."

Ashland now has a week to prepare for its 5A playoff opener, May 20 against either St. Helens or Willamette.

"This group is very workmanlike and we've never really had a big celebration, even when we won conference," Senestraro said. "They know we need to win four more games to reach their goal and we're taking it one game at a time."

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Lewis, Emerson (3), Barret (5); Gaviglio, Killeen (6) and L. Sebrell.

W &

Gaviglio (9-0). L &

Emerson. 3B &

Ashland: Baldrica, Tygerson.

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

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