Ashland High softball team drops two at Bend tourney

The Ashland High softball team fell behind early and couldn't recover Tuesday in a pair of losses at the Central Oregon Softball Showcase.

Ashland fell 7-4 to Culver and 10-1 to Wilsonville.

Against Culver, Lizzy Scott came through with an RBI single in the fourth inning to help the Grizzlies (2-6) cut the deficit to 6-4. Ashland had runners at first and third with one out in the fifth, but a ground out and strike out smothered the attempted rally.

Rose Marston led the Grizzlies at the plate in both games, going 2-for-4 and scoring a run against Culver and 1-for-3 against Wilsonville.

Culver 021 301 0 — 7 10 4

Ashland 002 200 0 — 4 4 2

Gorman and Donnelley; Williams, Lehman (5) and Lehman, Scott (5). W — Gorman. L — Williams (0-5).

Wilsonville 021 500 2 — 10 10 7

Ashland 000 001 0 — 1 2 4

Bates and Allisan; Cantrell, Lehman (5) and Lehman, Scott (5). W — Bates. L — Cantrell (0-1). 2B — W: Welch.

College Track and Field

Southern Oregon senior Alex Waroff had a strong second day and claimed the decathlon title at the SOU Spring Break Multi-event Championships Tuesday at Raider Stadium.

Waroff finished with a career-best 6,390 points to edge College of the Siskiyous' Stephen Dickinson (6,233). Justin Smith of Southwestern Oregon finished third with 5,202 points.

In the heptathlon, Concordia's Dominique Jacoy broke the 4,000-point plateau with a score of 4,015. SOU's Rosie Converse was second with 3,732 points and Southwestern Oregon's Kelsea Johnson (3,622) and Maria Ciccarelli (2,542) finished third and fourth, respectively.

After finishing third in the 110 hurdles (16.8 seconds) to start the day, Waroff made huge strides by winning the discus (133-0), pole vault (12-11 3/4) and javelin (157-0). Waroff finished off his day by finishing second in the 1,500 with a personal-best time of 4:49.10.

Converse's final day in the heptathlon was highlighted by a second-place finish in the 800.

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