Grizzlies drop final game in Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Ashland High junior pitcher Jamie Flynn pitched six solid innings but the Grizzlies couldn't offer any run support in a 5-0 loss to Brighton (Colo.) on Thursday.

Flynn struck out eight and walked two and allowed one run (unearned) before being pulled in favor of sophomore Eric Carlson, who gave up four runs on two hits and two walks. Flynn was saddled with the loss to fall to 0-2.

Senior Evan Westhelle led the Grizzlies (2-3) at the plate, going 2-for-2.

Ashland, which went 1-2 at the Arizona tournament, is off until Tuesday, when it will travel to face North Valley.

"Overall, I think we played some really good competition, and I think we're getting an opportunity to play the most games together so we get a chance to build on some things and learn from our mistakes," Ashland head coach Paul Westhelle said. "Playing three games in a row down here was very nice for the team to find out who are are."

Brighton 100 000 4 — 5 7 3

Ashland 000 000 0 — 0 5 2

Kelley and Golderman; Flynn, Carlson (7) and Glick. W — Kelley. L —Flynn (0-2). 2B — B: Smith.

Youth Skiing

Ashland High freshman Chase Ganim placed first overall in the Western Region Junior Olympics ski competition in Bozeman, Mont., recently.

Ganim, 15, currently ranked second in the Pacific Northwest Division, bested 95 other 14- and 15-year old boys by placing fourth in the Super G, 10th in the giant slalom and 14th in the slalom. As a Junior Olympic champion, Ganim is in Wenatchee, Wash., this week competing in the Northwest Cup Finals, which determines the Pacific Northwest Division champion. He will also participate in a one-week camp in Park City, Utah that will include U.S. ski team Olympic coaches.

Women's Softball

Southern Oregon's weekend doubleheaders against Eastern Oregon and No. 20 College of Idaho have been pushed back a day to Saturday for Eastern and Sunday for C of I. Both will be played at University Field.

The Cascade Conference tilts were rescheduled in an attempt to avoid potential rainouts.

Southern Oregon, 13-9 overall and 3-3 in conference play, was originally scheduled to host EOU on Friday with C of I coming to town Saturday. The first game will begin at 11 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Last week, the Raiders split six games against last season's top three CCC teams. Southern Oregon swept No. 16 Corban on Saturday, split with Concordia on the road on Monday and dropped a pair of games to sixth-ranked Oregon Tech on Wednesday.

"We are going to diligently focus on some of the things that we need to do to improve from our last doubleheader and hopefully bounce back and come back and have a good finish to this long week of conference play," SOU head coach Kim Fritts said.

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