Chieftains use big inning to top Grizz in nonleague game

Kailin Honea, Lacey Swangle and Carolanne Whittaker had three hits apiece and the Rogue River softball team scored six runs in the fifth inning to break open what was a close nonconference game en route to a 9-5 win over Ashland on Thursday at North Mountain Park.

Honea was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI, Swangle 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs and Whittaker 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs to pace the Chieftains (4-4).

For the Grizzlies (2-8), Teresa Lehman, Grace Lenthe and McKenna Read had two hits apiece. Lenthe also drove in two runs, while Lehman had an RBI and scored once.

Whittaker struck out five without a walk and surrendered four runs on 10 hits in a winning effort.

Ashland pitcher Kylie Howson gave up seven earned runs on 12 hits. She struck out three and walked four.

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Ashland 000 030 1 — 4 10 2

Whittaker and Perkins; Howson and Lehman. W — Whittaker (4-4). L — Howson. 2B — RR: Swangle 2, Honea, Whittaker. HR — RR: Rodriguez (1).

Girls tennis

Ashland beat North Medford 8-0 Thursday at Hunter Park.

The Grizzlies won every match in straight sets, including Emily Haptonstall's 7-5, 6-4 victory over Alexa Inman in the No. 4 singles match, the closest contest of the day.

SINGLES — Ashley Knecht, A, d. Jacqueline Bradford, 6-0, 6-0; Anne Kim, A, d. Taylor Cavanaugh, 6-0, 6-0; Cass Christopher, A, d. Bailey Cowan, 6-1, 6-1; Emily Haptonstall, A, d. Alexa Inman, 7-5, 6-4.

DOUBLES — Hanna Greenberg-Vika O'Brien, A, d. Nikki Cummings-Savannah Chambers, 6-1, 6-0; Katy Barnard-Elana Cooper, A, d. Anne Miller-Madelyn Dyer, 6-0, 6-0; Hannah Barchet-Lilli Patton, A, d. Rachel Forrest-Halli Rousell, 6-2, 6-2; Olivia Butler-Ellie Case, A, d. Emily Hazelton-Toreah Foy, 6-1, 6-1.


At Sao Paulo, Brazil, Jason Allred shot an even-par 71 Thursday and is tied for 77th place in the inaugural Brasil Classic, a Tour event.

Allred, from Ashland, is playing his second event of the season.

Starting on the back nine at Sao Paulo Golf Club, he had three bogeys on his first nine and made the turn at 2 over. However, birdies at the first, fourth and fifth holes got him to 1 under before another bogey dropped him back.

Sweden's Richard S. Johnson, New Zealand's Danny Lee and Tom Hoge of the U.S. all posted 6-under 65s to share the first-round lead.

Allred has an early tee time today, going off at 7:40 a.m. local time with playing partners Bronson La'Cassie and James Sacheck.

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