Errors prove costly as Grizzlies lose first game in Arizona

The Ashland High baseball team fought nearly all the way back from a 7-1 deficit before finally succumbing, 7-6, to Wilson on Monday in a nonconference game at Anthem, Ariz.

The Grizzlies scored five runs in the seventh inning thanks in part to three doubles by Nick Hall, Hayden Miller and Ian Kendall and had the tying run on base when the Trojans finished the job.

The loss was Ashland's first of the season after the Grizzlies (2-1) hammered their first two opponents by a combined score of 25-3. Ashland will play two more games in its second Arizona road trip in as many years, including today's 3 p.m. game against North Canyon High of Arizona and Wednesday's game against Ponderosa High (Colo.).

Against Wilson, a Class 6A Oregon team, the Grizzlies received a solid outing by starting pitcher Charlie Sebrell (1-1), who took the loss, but struggled defensively. Sebrell, a senior, allowed two earned runs in five innings before being relieved by junior Luke Stone.

Ashland committed four errors in one inning.

Senior pitcher Garrett Tygerson is Ashland's likely starter against North Canyon.

Prep Softball

At Bend, Amanda Good's two-run single in the bottom of the seventh gave Ashland a 5-4 win over Redmond. Summit then beat the Grizzlies 5-4 on the first day of the Central Oregon Invitational.

Against Redmond, Ashland's (5-2) Good and Hayley Ross each had two hits. The Grizzlies' Carley Santee, Piper Cantrell and Nicole Lehman all had two hits against Summit.

The Grizzlies face Crook County (1:30 p.m.) and Silverton (3 p.m.) today.

Redmond 002 002 0 — 4 10 1

Ashland 001 001 3 — 5 6 1

Bosake and Linquist; Pribyl, Ross (6) and Santee. W — Ross (1-0). L — Bosake. 2B — R: — Fread, Mather. 2B — A: Ross.

Ashland 100 120 0 — 4 10 2

Summit 002 010 2 — 6 9 0

Pribyl, Ross (4) and Santee, Lehman (4); Freeman and Hite. W — Freeman. L — Ross (1-1). 2B — A: Marston; S: Freeman. HR — S: Chriss, Sweet.

College Track and Field

Southern Oregon's Rosie Converse and Alex Waroff rank in the Top 10 after day one of the Linfield Multi-Event Championships in McMinnville on Monday.

Converse sits in fifth place in the heptathlon with 2,016 points and Waroff is seventh in the decathlon with 2,870 points. Western Oregon's Jacque Helbling leads the heptathlon with 2,411 points and Linfield's Josh Lovell leads the decathlon with 3,494 points.

Converse turned in an impressive second place finish in the high jump with a jump of 4 feet, 10.50 inches. Converse then finished fifth in the 100 hurdles (18.01 seconds) and shot put (28-04.25) and ninth in the 200 (30.06).

Waroff turned in his best performance of the day in the 400 with a time of 53.72. Waroff also finished 10th in the shot put (32-07) and 11th in the high jump (5-06.50), long jump (19-04.25) and 100 (12.07).

The multi-events wrap up tomorrow at Linfield.

Women's Tennis

The Southern Oregon women's tennis team will play their home finale Wednesday when they host Willamette.

The match starts at 10 a.m. at the University Courts next to McNeal Pavilion.

The match will also be the final home match for seniors Katie Ross, Erin Bruni, Mallory Byers and Heidi Chiles.

Ross, Bruni, Byers and Chiles have been consistent players for the Raiders over the years.

The Raiders are 3-0 on the season and knocked off Shasta College 7-2 last week in an exhibition match.

SOU defeated Willamette 8-1 back in early February in Salem.

After Wednesday's match, the Raiders will travel to Idaho for three key regional matches with the College of Idaho (Friday), Alberta

(Saturday) and Lewis-Clark State (Sunday).

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