Ashland 13-year-old Babe Ruth team flying high at state tourney

Ashland's 13-year-old Babe Ruth all-star team rode two clutch finishes to a perfect 3-0 record in the pool play portion of the state tournament Friday at Eagle Point.

Ashland, which snared the top seed for the single-elimination bracket, opened the tourney Thursday with a 6-5 win over Josephine County and followed with a pair of wins Friday &

9-2 over Central Point and 9-8 over South Coast. In the win over Josephine County, shortstop Evan Westhelle-Grant's relay throw from center fielder Danial White nailed a Josephine County baserunner at the plate to preserve Ashland's lead.

In the win over South Coast, Ashland pitcher Jamie Flynn picked off a baserunner at second base to end the game.

Westhelle-Grant, Flynn, Crowley and Jack Carroll each pitched well for Ashland, which plays a loser-out quarterfinal game at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at The Yard.

At the plate, the Ashland all-stars were led by Nolan Scott and Logan McKelvey. Scott was 3-for-5 in the win over Central Point and came through with a key two-run single against South Coast, while McKelvey had a double against Central Point and went 2-for-2 with two walks against South Coast.

Babe Ruth (14s)

At Klamath Falls, Ashland managed just three hits in a 4-0 loss to Upper Rogue in a state tournament pool play game Friday at Eagle Point.

The loss dropped Ashland to 1-1 in the tournament heading into its last pool play game Saturday against Coos Bay. Ashland needs a win to guarantee itself a spot in the final four-team championship bracket.

Ashland started the tournament Thursday with a 12-2, five-inning win over Brookings-Harbor.

Taylor Humphrey went 3-for-3 and scored three times, Ethan Schlecht was 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs and Billy Hansen was 2-for-2 with two walks and two RBIs. Also for Ashland, A.J. Adams was 2-for-3 with four RBIs.

Track camp

The Ashland Grizzly pole vault, sprint and hurdle camp for boys and girls 11 and over will be held July 28-31 at Ashland High. The camp costs $30 for both sessions or $20 per session. Session 1, for sprinters and hurdlers, goes form 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Session 2, for pole vaulters, goes from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Applications can be picked up at Ashland High from 9 a.m. to — p.m. Monday through Thursday.

For more information, contact Bob Julian at 944-3912.

Football camp

The third annual Southern Oregon Lineman Challenge and Passing Competition will be held Thursday at Walter A. Phillips Field.

The passing league competition will begin at 6 p.m. Teams will be matched up to play a 7-on-7 touch football game with all passing.

The lineman competition will be held throughout the evening with a weight lifting competition occurring simultaneously along with the passing league. Timed events will include the 20-yard truck push, the obstacle course relay, the tractor tire flip relay and a tug of war.

Admission is free. Proceeds from the concession stand will go toward the Grizzlies' effort to participate in Pacific Rim Bowl XI, in Kobe, Japan next summer.

For more information contact Ashland High head coach Charlie Hall at 482-2377 (x121).

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