Ashland softball team earns tourney title

YREKA, Calif. — Bella Pribyl was efficient and overpowering in leading Ashland to the championship in the eight-team Yreka Open softball tournament on Saturday.

Pribyl posted 20 strikeouts and only three walks in 11 innings to help the Grizzlies top Mount Shasta, 8-1 in six innings, and Del Norte, 6-1.

The senior, who was named MVP of the tournament, struck out 11 with two walks against Mount Shasta, and had nine strikeouts in five innings before giving way to Hayley Ross in the championship game against Del Norte.

Ashland (4-1) pounded out 27 hits overall Saturday, with Sarah Silbowitz going 3-for-5 with three RBIs and Carley Santee 2-for-3 with one RBI against Mount Shasta.

Nicole Lehman had two hits in each game, driving in a pair of runs against Mount Shasta, and Amanda Good had two RBIs against Del Norte.

Mount Shasta 000 001 — 1 1 1

Ashland 110 042 — 8 15 1

Spini and Weatherfood; Pribyl and Santee. W — Pribyl (3-1). L — Spini. 2B — A: Silbowitz, Good.

Ashland 100 302 0 — 6 12 1

Del Norte 000 001 0 — 1 3 4

Pribyl, Ross (6) and Santee, Lehman (6); Weiser and Rhodes. W — Pribyl (4-1). L — Weiser. 2B — A: Lehman 2, Santee.

College Track and Field

Akeem Jackson and Cameron Kreuz both claimed individual titles at Saturday's Hornet Invitational in Sacramento, Calif.

The meet featured NCAA Division I schools and some of the top junior colleges in Northern California.

Jackson earned an NAIA automatic qualifying mark by winning the long jump with a leap of 23-09.50.

Kreuz won the 1,500 and improved his NAIA Provisional Qualifying mark with a time of 3:51.82. The time was just two seconds off the school record.

Joe Rath earned an NAIA mark in the 5,000. Rath earned an NAIA Provisional Qualifying mark with a time of 14:59.92 which was good enough for second place in the event and bested the previous stadium record. Ghelfi finished eighth in the event with a time of 15:22.81.

Antwun Baker turned in a season-best performance in the 100 with a fourth place finish and a time of 11.01.

Andriana Ricks turned in her best long jump of the year, finishing fifth with a jump of 17-00. Jamie Wells also had a season best performance, taking seventh in the pole vault at 10-10.

The Raiders also had some impressive performances by some other distance runners.

Chris Patterson finished sixth in the men's steeplechase (9:49.38) and Kelly Clark finished 11th in the women's steeplechase (12:54.99).

Levi Roudebush finished 13th in the 800 (1:55.64) and Kristen Juveland finished 14th in the 5,000 (19:11.41).

Katelyn Alley finished 15th in the 800 (2:22.89) and 21st in the 1,500 (4:57.58).

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