Pilots ride pitching to sweep of South Medford

Charlie Sebrell pitched a six-hitter with nine strikeouts in the opening game and Tyler Killen and Hayden Miller each smacked two-run doubles to spark a five-run second inning in the nightcap as the Ashland Pilots swept the South Medford Colts in an American Legion Area 4 A doubleheader Wednesday at North Mountain Park.

The Pilots won the first game 3-1 and the second game 10-3.

Sebrell, a junior-to-be at Ashland High, allowed only an RBI single by Mike Williamson in the second inning.

Luke Jannusch's RBI single tied the game in the fourth and Sam Gaviglio's RBI double put Ashland ahead to stay moments later.

The Pilots (4-0) added an insurance run in the sixth when Jannusch singled, advanced to second and third on an error and scored on Sebrell's RBI groundout.

Jannusch was 2-for-2 for the Grizz in Game 1.

Ashland broke open the second game with its five-run second inning. Garrett Tygerson singled, Danny Meza was safe on an error and Billy Russo walked to load the bases before Killeen ripped a two-run double. Miller followed with a run-scoring double and Max Gordon chipped in an RBI single as the Grizzlies took a 5-0 lead.

Owen Baldrica went 3-for-3 and Miller went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run to pace Ashland's 13-hit attack in Game 2.


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Adamson, M. Smith (6) and Williamson; C. Sebrell and L. Sebrell. W &

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Two Ashland Rowing Club doubles teams finished in the top eight last weekend at the Corvallis to Portland Regatta, a 115-mile race that takes two days to complete.

Torsten Heycke and Robert Lombardi combined to finish fourth, while the duo of Beth Geismar and Diane Green took eighth in the top women's boat.

The first leg of the race covered 35 miles and the first day saw competitors race a total of 85 miles. After camping out at Champoeg Park, competitors started the second day with a 19-mile row to the Willamette Falls and eventually finished with a sprint to the finish line at Oaks Park in Portland.

"One of the best parts of the experience for me was having a long-team goal, training hard and then racing well," Geismar said.

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