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South wins, moves into tie for third.

Byline: The Register-Guard

South Eugene's Mike Ward allowed just four singles while striking out nine in a complete game as the Axemen defeated visiting Marshfield 1-0 in a Midwestern League baseball game Wednesday.

Shonti Tager had South's only hit, a double in the fourth inning that scored Nate Wilson-Traisman from second.

South Eugene's victory improved its league record to 5-5 and helped create a three-way tie for third place with Marshfield and Sheldon.

Corey Kent was 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and three RBIs, powering No. 2 Churchill to a 6-4 Midwestern League victory over visiting Thurston.

Josh Hogan was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI, and Andrew Schumacher scattered six hits over six innings for the Lancers, who improved to 9-1 in league play (18-2 overall).

Dan Straily had an RBI double for the Colts (3-7).

Travis Woodke's single with two outs in the top of the eighth scored Jake Bennett from third, lifting Willamette to an 8-7 Midwestern League victory at Springfield.

Trailing 7-5 entering the seventh, the Wolverines tied it on Matt Belland's two-out, two-run double to force extra innings.

Woodke finished with two hits and three RBIs and Belland added three hits. Matt Phelps was 4-for-4 with a solo home run for the Millers.

Micah McJunkin belted a solo home run and finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs, leading host Sheldon to an 11-2 Midwestern League win against Lebanon.

Joel Smith scattered four hits over six innings to improve to 3-1 in league. Dave Dember was 3-for-3 with a double, triple and three RBIs for the Irish (5-5).

Joe Gamez was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs to lead Oakridge to an 11-0 victory over visiting Mapleton in a Trico League game.

Kevin Stevens-Slaughter was 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and four RBIs, and Tyler Boehringer was 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lead host Crow to a 15-5 Trico League win over McKenzie.

Tyrell Poggemeyer had three hits, including a solo home run, to lead host Pleasant Hill to a 9-7 nonleague victory over Phoenix.

Anthony Shaw was 3-for-3 with an RBI to lead North Douglas to a 14-1 nonleague victory at Creswell.

Bryan Mead's two-run double in the seventh broke a tie and lifted Siuslaw to a 3-1 nonleague victory at North Bend.

Softball

Kelly Dyer struck out 15 in a complete game, lifting No. 1 Churchill to a 5-0 Midwestern League softball victory at Thurston.

Mindy Bean was 2-for-3 with a triple and Lily Rogers was 2-for-4 for the Lancers (10-0), who scored four runs in the top of the seventh. Jessica Quinones added two hits for the Colts.

Korin Johnson struck out eight in seven innings to lead Springfield to a 10-4 Midwestern League victory at Willamette.

Kayla Pancake was 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Millers, who improved to 6-4 in league. Lissa Hatefi and Sarah Leonard each had two hits for the Wolverines.

Holly Zaiger had four bunt singles and Jen Richardson was 2-for-4 with three RBIs to lead South Eugene to a 14-5 Midwestern League victory over visiting Marshfield.

Rachel Hoar and Ellen Ballantine added two hits apiece for the Axemen (5-5). Chelsea Burns was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Pirates.

Kaycee Gamez was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and two RBIs and Sienna Stanley allowed one earned run in seven innings as Sheldon defeated host Lebanon 7-2 in a Midwestern League game.

Tori Pangilinan was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Irish, who improved to 7-3 in league play. Lebanon's Stevie Froemke had two hits and an RBI.

Brittany Teller had a two-run single in the second inning and Denee Johnson allowed just one run in a complete-game effort to lift North Eugene to a 2-1 second-game win and a split in a nonleague doubleheader at North Medford. Jacque Barton tripled in the Highlanders' 5-1 first-game loss.

Jenny Novak hit a line-drive single up the middle to score pinch-runner Nina Solecki from second in the bottom of the eighth inning and give Pleasant Hill a 7-6 nonleague victory over visiting Monroe.

Myrtle Point scored 13 runs by the third inning and cruised to a 15-4 nonleague victory at Oakland.

Boys track and field

Aaron McVein won three events and Matt Welch won two to lead Sheldon to a 105-39 victory over visiting Willamette in a Midwestern League dual meet.

Troy Tocher claimed the 200 and 400 meters to lead Cottage Grove to the team title at a four-team Sky-Em League meet at La Pine.

The Lions won the 4x100-meter relay in 44.73 seconds, finishing with 90 1/2 points. Eric Wood and Shay Black had two wins apiece for Marist, which was second with 83 1/2 points.

Girls track and field

Caitlin Ritchey claimed the long jump and triple jump, and teammate Emmy Greatwood took the shot put and discus, leading Sheldon to a 121-23 victory over visiting Willamette in a Midwestern League dual meet.

Sheldon's Casey Masterson highlighted the meet with a time of 4 minutes, 52.5 seconds to win the 1,500-meters. Tisia Reynolds won the 100 and 200 for Willamette.

Laundrea da Silva won the 100 and 200 to help Marist edge host La Pine 85-78 in a four-team Sky-Em League meet.

Emily Pick won the shot put and discus for La Pine, and teammate Meghanne Denecochea won both hurdles races.

Girls golf

Nina Meijerink shot a 44 through nine holes to help Marshfield nab the team title with a 183 at the Fletcher Memorial Golf Tournament at Tokatee Golf Club.

Rachel Warnick carded a 41 to earn medalist honors, leading Marist (206) to second place. South Eugene (214) was third, followed by Willamette (215).

Thurston's Erica Omlid's 8-over-par 80 led the Colts to a third-place finish in the Corvallis Invitational at Trysting Tree Golf Club.

Bend shot a 338 to capture the team title, followed by Crescent Valley (355) and Thurston (372).

Girls tennis

Kelcy McKenna won her No. 1 singles match 6-0, 6-0, and North Bend defeated visiting Sheldon 5-3 in a nonleague match.

Erin Bruni won the No. 1 singles match to lead Sheldon to an 8-0 victory at Marshfield.

Natalie Skillern won the No. 1 singles match in straight sets, guiding South Eugene to a 6-2 nonleague victory over visiting Junction City.
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Date:Apr 28, 2005
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