Falcons Sandlot Boys Nip Kings 10-9

    Thunder Mountain junior Rory Hayes catches a fly ball in right field during the Falcons 10-9 win over the Kings, Thursday, at Adair Kennedy Field. (Klas Stolpe/KINY)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Thunder Mountain High School Falcons baseball team scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 10-9 lead and held on for a win against the visiting Ketchikan Kings, Thursday, at Adair Kennedy Field.

      Ketchikan led 9-6 as the Falcons came to bat in the last of the sixth. TMHS senior Preston Williams led off with a single, sophomore Kasen Ludeman singled, sophomore Kaeden Quinto singled scoring Williams and senior Noah Chambers earned a walk to load the bases. Senior Peyton Lewis sacrificed in Ludeman and Quinto and Chambers both scored on wild pitch errors for the 10-9 advantage.

      Ketchikan scored three runs in the top of the first inning, two in the second innings, one in the fourth and three in the sixth.

      TMHS scored one run in the bottom of the first inning with Ludeman hitting into a double play that scored senior Isaiah Nelson.

      In the bottom of the second inning Nelson sacrificed in sophomore Anthony Andersen. In the bottom of the fourth inning senior Matthew Hartsock, Nelson, Williams and Ludeman all scored for a 6-6 tie game.

      Quinto and Lewis had two runs batted in apiece, Nelson, Williams, Ludeman and Chambers one each. Nelson had three hits, Williams, Ludeman and Quinto two each, Lewis, Anderson, junior Rory Hayes and Hartsock one each. Nelson, Williams and Ludeman scored two runs each, Quinto, Chambers, Andersen and Hartsock one each. Chambers earned two walks, Williams, Ludeman, Quinto, Lewis and Hayes one each.

      Nelson started for the Falcons and went 5.1 innings, allowed four hits and nine runs, struck out three batters and walked six. Chambers relieved for 1.2 innings and struck out three and walked one.

      Ketchikan’s Jesse Loughman went six innings, allowed 13 hits and 10 runs, struck out two and walked seven.

      Colby Hanchey scored four runs for the Kings, Bubba Williams, Zach Hanchey, Kyan Kinger, Mickey Lapinski and Jonathan Scoblic one each. Hanchey, Loughman, Z. Hanchey and Lapinski had one hit each.

      TMHS will host Ketchikan at 4 p.m. today and again at 7 p.m. The Falcons will honor their senior teammates at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

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