Ashland girls sixth after first day of D2 golf meet

Crater freshman Haley Brown stands in third place overall after the first day of the two-day, 10-school 5A girls golf Distirct 2 meet, at the Eagle Crest Resort Course at Redmond on Friday.

The competition concludes today. The top four teams and top 10 individuals not on those teams qualify for the 5A state tournament May 15-16 at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell.

Brown shot a score of 80 on the par-72 layout. Eagle junior Ryleigh Gainey posted an 88 for seventh in the individual standings. Other top locals are Crater’s Caitlin O’Connor (ninth) and Ginny Cotton of Ashland (14th).

Summit of Bend leads the first day team standings with a low score of 351. Crater is positioned fifth (397), while Ashland is sixth (425) and Eagle Point is eighth (441).

TEAM SCORES: Summit 351, Bend 361, Pendleton 375, Hermiston 393, Crater 397, Ashland 425, Ridgeview 437, Eagle Point 441, Mountain View 500. Incomplete: The Dalles, Marist.

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS: 1, Olivia Loberg, Summit, 71; 2, Haley Greb, Pendleton, 77; 3, Haley Brown, Crater, 80; 4, Josephine Fraser, Summit, 85; 5, (tie) Kaylie Hayes, Bend, and Ascha Kelleher, Bend, 87.

CRATER (397): Haley Brown 39-41—80, Caitlin O’Connor 44-47—91, Carley

Streitler 53-55—108, Renna Broesder 59-59—118.

ASHLAND (425): Ginny Cotton 47-49—96, Sophia Rooney 49-59—108, Suttyn

Barats 52-56—108, Emily Robinson 54-59—113.

EAGLE POINT (441): Rayleigh Gainey 44-44—88, Nauvoo Beal 57-51—108,

Jordan Muller 62-57—119, Kelsi Monroe 62-64—126.

Boys Golf

At Redmond, Eagle Point had the best showing of local teams in the 5A District 2 regional qualifier at Eagle Crest Resort.

The Eagles shot 382 as a team but are in 12th place out of 14 after the first day of the two-day tournament. Ashland and Crater followed.

Eagle Point’s Kyler DeVore turned in a 90 and is tied for 29th place.

The top five teams and top 10 individuals qualify for the state tournament May 15-16 at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks.

TEAM SCORES: Summit 323, Marist 342, Pendleton 345, The Dalles 345, Thurston 351, Hermiston 355, Bend 370, Mountain View 373, Redmond 374, Churchill 374, Ridgeview 376, Eagle Point 382, Ashland 413, Crater 434.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top 5): T1, Isaac Buerger, Ridgeview, Eric Wasserman, Summit, 79; T3, Cole Chrisman, Summit, Dawson Ruhl, Summit, Chase Snodgrass, The Dalles, 80.

EAGLE POINT (382): Kyler DeVore 90, Jacob Hamilton 92, Brandon Thompson 95, Jaron Duran 105.

ASHLAND (413): TJ Ferreira 97, Johnathan Ferreira 99, Kaydyn Kimbrough 102, Ben Burkholder 115.

CRATER (434): Chase Sonnen 102, Christian Neal 106, Dillon Dritchas 108, Hayden Carlson 118.

College Softball

The Southern Oregon softball team put five players on the All-Cascade Collegiate Conference softball teams and picked up a couple Gold Gloves, all of which were announced Friday night at the CCC Softball Tournament banquet in Salem.

Junior shortstop Kelsey Randall was an All-CCC selection and Gold Glove winner for the third year in a row. She landed on the 18-person first team and was joined by freshman pitcher Karlee Coughlin — who also got SOU's other Gold Glove — and junior catcher Harlee Donovan.

Ten players comprised the All-CCC second team, including senior first baseman Taylor Martinez and junior catcher Harlee Donovan. Sophomore pitcher Victoria Mackey was among those who received honorable mention.

College of Idaho senior Destiny Turner — an all-star for the fourth year in a row who is in line to break CCC single-season records for batting average (.544) and on-base percentage (.642) — was voted player of the year, becoming the first catcher in 15 seasons to earn that distinction. Corban, the CCC regular-season champion, got the rest of the individual headlining awards, with pitcher of the year Sabrina Boyd (19-2, 1.61 ERA), newcomer of the year Jessie Isham (16 home runs, 55 RBI) and coach of the year Abigail Farler in her first season.

Randall became SOU's first three-time All-CCC performer since 2004 and fourth overall. She finished the regular season as the conference leader in hits (79) with a .446 average and ranked third in stolen bases with 27. She also led the circuit in infield assists (120), committing a career-low six errors in the process for a fielding percentage of .974. On Thursday, she was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 selection.

Coughlin, SOU's first pitcher to receive a Gold Glove, finished the regular season 13-1 with a 2.53 ERA in 99 2/3 innings, winning each of her first 13 decisions. She held opponents to a .234 batting average and issued just 19 walks, while at the plate she batted .364 with nine extra-base hits.

Donovan has made an immediate impact on the lineup as a catcher and third baseman during her first season in Ashland, batting .367 with 11 home runs (tied for a school record) and a school-record 53 RBI. She hit eight homers during a six-game span down the stretch.

Martinez also enjoyed a breakout year, batting .404 with six homers, 11 doubles and 29 RBI one year removed from a .241 campaign. Smith, an all-conference performer for the second year in a row, batted .367 with 13 extra-base hits, 37 RBI and league-highs of 37 stolen bases on 39 attempts and 53 runs scored.

Mackey topped the CCC with a 0.89 ERA, though she was limited to 39 1/3 innings (mostly in relief) while working her way back from injury. She started the season with 37 consecutive scoreless innings, the most in team history.

The Raiders begin play at the CCC Tournament as the No. 2 seed at 4:30 p.m. today.

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