Pilots earn first sweep of season

Evan McLennan had four hits in the first game and two, including an RBI double, in the second to help the Ashland Pilots sweep Phoenix in American Legion A baseball action Monday at North Mountain Park.

Ashland won the first game 13-3 in six innings and the second game 5-2.

The sweep, Ashland's first of the summer, improved the Pilots to 3-17 heading into their final games of the season Wednesday at home against Klamath Falls.

In Monday's opener, Ashland scored three runs in the third, two in the fourth and five in the fifth to bury the visitors, whose two pitchers surrendered 14 hits.

McLennan had singles in the first, second and fifth and a double to right-center in the sixth. Also for Ashland, cleanup hitter Lawson Anderson went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and two RBIs, and Rowan Amman went 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

Amman also helped the Pilots from the mound, limiting Phoenix to one run on three hits over the last four innings.

In Game 2, Ashland scored three runs on four hits in the third to take a 4-2 lead before adding an insurance run on McLennan's two-out double in the fourth, which scored Eli Westrick from first.

Westrick went 3-for-3 and scored three runs, and Anderson had two RBIs on a run-scoring single in the first and a sacrifice fly in the third.

For Phoenix, Kade Beer was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

McLennan, who pitched both righty and lefty, held Phoenix to one unearned run in the first two innings. Gus Senn and Westrick combined to hold Phoenix to one unearned run on six hits over the last five innings.

Track camp

Southern Oregon University pole vault coach Chris Manuele, assisted by Ashland High School pole vault coach Justin Rinefort, is running a pole vault clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout July and August at the SOU tennis courts behind Raider Stadium.

The cost is $100 per month.

Those interested can register and pay on site. Each session begins at 5 p.m. and will last until about 6:30 p.m.

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