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Freshmen provide spark for North.

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Freshmen Ashley Likens and Denee Johnson combined for five hits and four runs scored as second-ranked North Eugene defeated Sheldon 10-0 in a Midwestern League softball game Friday.

Likens was 3-for-3 with two runs scored for North Eugene, and Johnson was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs.

Amy Harris threw a two-hitter and struck out 10 for North Eugene. Keri Bellotti had both of Sheldon's hits, a pair of singles.

Springfield 9, South Eugene 1

Millers pitcher Cierra Mann stifled the Axemen, striking out seven and allowing four hits in her complete-game win.

Mann also helped herself at the plate, recording a double and one RBI. April Drews added a double and a pair of RBIs for Springfield.

Ellen Ballantine threw a complete game for South Eugene, but the Axemen failed to score until the sixth inning and committed eight errors.

Churchill 3, North Bend 2

NORTH BEND - Julie Keep allowed two early runs before settling down and pitching a three-hit complete game for the Lancers.

Keep also knocked in the go-ahead run with a two-out single to left field that scored Darci Whitford from second base in the fifth inning.

April VanHouf hit a two-run single in the second inning that gave the Bulldogs a brief 2-1 lead.

Thurston 3, Willamette 0

SPRINGFIELD - Michelle Oehler threw a four-hit shutout for the Colts, striking out 10 and allowing no walks.

Oehler also broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI double. She was 2-for-2 from the plate.

Janys Lunstrum scored on a passed ball in the fifth, and Darrah King singled in Oehler in the sixth to complete the scoring.

Far West League

Bandon 8, Reedsport 6

BANDON - Down 5-4, the Tigers scored four times in the final three innings to rally for the victory.

Jenny MacWhorter went 3-for-4 for Bandon with a triple, double and three RBIs.

Brookings 15, Siuslaw 5

FLORENCE - Rachel Van Cleave was 2-for-5 to lead the Bruins past the Vikings.

Van Cleave scored three runs and drove in another for Brookings. Charnae Little was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI for Siuslaw.

Coquille 8, Myrtle Point 2

MYRTLE POINT - Kim Clements was 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored to lead the Red Devils past the Bobcats.

Zana Albertson earned the victory with a complete game and had two hits and an RBI. Caiti Perkins had two hits for Myrtle Point.

South Umpqua 9, Douglas 6

MYRTLE CREEK - Kali Jansen had a triple and four RBIs, and Katie Mell went 2-for-2 with two RBIs as the Lancers handled the Trojans.

Wendy Drake had eight strikeouts for Douglas, but couldn't recover from a six-run second inning by South Umpqua.

Trico League

Harrisburg 11, Central Linn 0

HARRISBURG - Maggie DeWall hit a two-run homer to cap an 11-run first inning for the Eagles, then took the mound and struck out nine in a two-hit shutout.

Central Linn walked the first seven batters of the game, as Harrisburg scored all 11 runs on just four hits, two by Megan Moore.

Crow 6, Lowell 0

LOWELL - Stacy Wood threw a one-hit shutout and struck out 11 to lead the Cougars.

Sami Brodey paced the Crow offense with a pair of singles and an RBI. Lowell pitcher Aly Clark gave up only five hits and walked none, but the Devils' defense had nine errors.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Apr 6, 2002
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