Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Thunder Mountain High School Falcons baseball team put the first run across the plate against Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Friday at Adair Kennedy Field, but the Crimson Bears scored the next 11 runs across six innings for the win.
The Falcons run came in the top of the first inning as senior Isaiah Nelson led off with a single and scored two outs later on a ground ball to center field by sophomore Kaeden Quinto.
JDHS tied the game in the bottom half as junior Derrick Schauwecker doubled in classmate Caden Mesdag.
JDHS junior Bohdi Nelson was responsible for seven of the Crimson Bears runs, going 3-5 at the plate with six runs batted in and crossing the plate once himself.
JDHS added three more runs in the second inning. B. Nelson doubled in seniors Kai Schmidt and Gaby Soto, and senior Porter Nelson singled in Mesdag. Schmidt would get a lead off walk in the third inning and score on a two-out error for a 5-1 lead. A triple by B.Nelson scored Quinto, Schmidt and Soto in the fifth inning, followed by junior Caleb Campbell singling in B. Nelson, and P. Nelson doubling in Schauwecker for a 9-1 lead.
JDHS’ final two runs came in the bottom of the sixth with a B. Nelson single that scored Soto and Mesdag.
JDHS’ Soto, Schmidt and Mesdag scored three runs each in the game, and Schauwecker one. Schauwecker, P. Nelson, Campbell and junior Eli Crupi had one hit each. Schauwecker, Campbell and P. Nelson had one RBI each. Schmidt and Soto earned three walks apiece, Mesdag, Schauwecker, Crupi and sophomore Lamar Blatnick one each.
TMHS’ Quinto led the Falcons with one hit and one RBI, I. Nelson had one hit and one run scored.
JDHS’ Crupi struck out eight TMHS hitters through the full six innings, allowing just two hits and one run and walking one Falcons batter.
TMHS’ I. Nelson started and went two innings, allowed two hits and four runs, struck out two and walked three; senior Peyton Lewis went 2.2 innings, allowed three hits and five runs, struck out four and walked seven; and Quinto finished on the mound, allowing two hits, two runs, and striking out one.