Pilots hammer Hawks

The Ashland Pilots tallied 26 hits, eight for extra bases, in an Area 4 doubleheader sweep of the Klamath Hawks on Friday at North Mountain Park.

Tommy Hulick went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs in Ashland's 14-4 Game 1 victory, and Carter Glick was 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs in Ashland's 18-1 Game 2 win, as the Pilots snapped a four-game losing streak in resounding fashion.

The first game was called after the Pilots scored seven runs in the fifth inning to put into effect the 10-run mercy rule, and the second game was called after three innings when the Hawks ran out of pitchers.

In the opener, Ashland (16-9) and starting pitcher Jack Carroll fell behind 3-0 heading into the bottom of the second before scoring one in the second and six in the third to break the game open. Cory Milgram and Ian Alpenia led off the third with back-to-back singles, while Eric Carlson and Sky Lewis added RBI singles.

Hulick led off the fifth with a triple and scored on Vince Cammarota's infield single, kicking off a rally that included four hits, three errors and a walk.

Carroll struck out seven and walked three in five innings. He surrendered four runs, two earned, on five hits. At the plate, Milgram, Carlson, Cammarota and Lewis had two hits apiece, with Lewis driving in three runs.

Game 2 was even more lopsided, as Ashland scored five runs in the first inning and seven in the second to quickly pull away. Glick's RBI double gave Ashland a 6-1 lead in the second, and Carlson's two-run double to center gave the Pilots a 17-1 lead in the third.

Lewis went 2-for-2 with two doubles and three RBIs and Carlson 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Milgram had a triple, walked twice and drove in two runs. Cammarota scored three times.

Ashland pitcher Aaron Scott struck out three without a walk while allowing one run on four hits in three innings.

Ashland hosts Roseburg Pepsi on Monday. Game 1 of the doubleheader is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.

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