Grizzlies blow away Marshfield

Ashland batted around twice in a 15-run third inning in a five-inning nonconference win over Marshfield at North Mountain Park Saturday.

The Grizzlies won that opener 15-3, then ran away with a 7-0 win in Game 2.

In the first game, Sam Gaviglio's bases-loaded triple was the big hit for the Grizzlies (3-0), who had nine of their 11 hits in the frame against four Marshfield pitchers.

Gaviglio, Matt Dierks and Garrett Tygerson &

who drove in three runs &

were each 2-for-4.

Pitcher Charlie Sebrell went the distance for Ashland, allowing two hits, striking out seven and walking two.

In the nightcap, the Grizzlies had another big third inning, scoring five runs. Luke Jannusch's three-run double keyed it.

The Grizzlies' Tyler Killeen pitched four shutout innings, allowing three hits, fanning six and walking two.

Sebrell was 3-for-4 and Tygerson 2-for-4.

Ashland next hosts a doubleheader against Springfield on Saturday. A game against Phoenix scheduled for Thursday has been postponed and rescheduled for May 13.


Marshfield 030 00 "" — 2 2

Ashland 00(15) 00 "" 15 11 0

Pulliam, Kane (3), Rowley (3), Gatlin (3), Graves (4) and Reed; C.Sebrell and L. Sebrell. W &

C. Sebrell (1-0). L &

Pulliam. 2B &

A: Dierkes. 3B &

A: Gaviglio.


Marshfield 000 000 0 "" 0 — 3

Ashland 015 100 0 "" 7 10 2

Riddle, Pulliam (2), Reed (4) and Pulliam, Wright (2); Killeen, Gaviglio

Prep softball

At Yreka, Calif., Bella Pribyl picked up two dominant pitching wins on Saturday to lead Ashland to the Yreka Tournament softball championship on Saturday.

The Grizzlies defeated Hidden Valley 9-2 in the first game of the day. After the Mustangs downed Corning, Calif., 9-3, Ashland trounced Hidden Valley again, 5-1, in the championship game.

Pribyl, who was named the tournament's most valuable player, gave up one hit &

a fifth-inning single by Kendra Peckham &

and struck out 12 and walked two through six innings in the first meeting with Hidden Valley.

In the title contest, Pribyl had her no-hit bid halted in the seventh inning.

Through four tournament games, Pribyl fanned 51 batters.

"She can flat-out throw," said Hidden Valley coach Troy Terry of Pribyl. "We got tired of facing her."

In the title game, Caitlin Williams went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Hayley Ross drove in two runs.

Destinee Hernandez struck out six in the loss for the Mustangs (3-2).

Ashland's Amanda Good and Sarah Silbowitz turned in big games in the first meeting with Hidden Valley. Good went 4-for-4 with four RBIs, while Silbowitz collected three hits, two RBIs and scored two runs.

In Hidden Valley's victory over Corning, Danylle Wise and Angie Dangelo each went 3-for-3, with Nicole Harris and Katie Struffert adding two hits apiece.

Joining Pribyl on the all-tournament team for Ashland were Silbowitz, Samantha Gilbert, Good, Ross and Kylie Cantrell.

For the Mustangs, Struffert, Hernandez, Dangelo, Peckham, Michelle Aslakson and Wise each made the squad.

Hidden Valley 000 010 0 "" — 1 1

Ashland 011 012 x "" 5 9 0

Hernandez and Peckham; Pribyl and Cantrell. W &

Pribyl. L &

Hernandez. 3B &

A: Gilbert.

Ashland 310 041 0 "" 9 9 2

Hidden Valley 100 000 — "" 2 — 5

Pribyl, Ross (7) and Cantrell; Dangelo and Peckham. W &

Pribyl. L &

Dangelo. 2B &

A: Silbowitz 2, Good. 3B &

A: Good.

College track and field

At Salem, Southern Oregon University had several competitors fare well at a four-team meet at Willamette University on Saturday.

SOU's Kevin Jeffers took first in the 1,500 meters with a time of three minutes, 55.88 seconds, while teammate Cameron Kreuz was second in 3:56.75. Both times were personal bests and were national provisional qualifying times.

David Laney won the 1,000 in 15:17.31, while Levi Roudebush placed third in the 800 with a personal-best time of 1:57.07.

Also for the Raiders, Danny Cecchini cleared 6-31/2 to win the high jump, and Alex Waroff was second in long jump with a mark of 22-21/2.

In women's competition, Jamie Wells took first in pole vault with a 10-0 mark, while Breanne Cochran (135-11) won the discus and Katelyn Alley (2:22.71) was second in the 800.

The meet also featured teams from Willamette, Western Oregon and the Oregon Running Club.

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