JDHS Sandlot Boys Battle in Anchorage

    Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé junior Eli Crupi (13) delivers in a recent game. Crupi allowed just two hits against top ranked South Anchorage over the weekend. (Klas Stolpe/KINY)

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé Crimson Bears baseball team spent the weekend playing in Anchorage against the top sandlot teams from the Cook Inlet Conference, losing to South 1-0 and Eagle River 16-1, and beating Dimond 16-0.

      On Friday the Crimson Bears fell to top-ranked South Anchorage 1-0 with the Wolverines' lone run coming in the top of the fourth inning as Carson Maltby hit a lead-off double, stole third and scored on an error.

      JDHS junior Eli Crupi was nearly flawless, pitching six innings and allowing just two hits and the one run, and striking out four batters.

      South’s Gavin Partch also had a strong outing, allowing just four hits, striking out five and walking one.

      Juniors Garrison Luben, Caden Mesdag and Derrick Schauwecker and sophomore Lamar Blatnick had one hit each for the Crimson Bears.

      JDHS also played Eagle River on Friday, falling 16-1 in a run-shortened five innings.

      The Crimson Bears' lone run came in the top of the fifth inning as Blatnick reached on a dropped third strike to lead off the inning, advanced on a walk to senior Gaby Soto and scored on an error.

      Mesdag, junior Bohdi Nelson and Blatnick had one hit each. Mesdag, B. Nelson and Soto earned one walk each. 

      Luben, junior Marcus Underwood and sophomore Landon Simonson all worked the mound for the Crimson Bears.

      JDHS ended their road trip with a 16-0 win over Dimond in six innings.

      Crimson Bears senior Kai Schmidt went five meetings on the mound, allowed just two hits and struck out seven batters. B. Nelson relieved for one inning and struck out one.

      Schmidt also went 3-3 at the plate with two runs batted in, three runs scored and a walk. Junior Joe Aline, Mesdag, Schauwecker and Crupi had two RBI each, B. Nelson, senior Porter Nelson, sophomore Carter Walker and Simonson one each. Aline and Simonson had two hits apiece, Mesdag, B. Nelson, P. Nelson, Blatnick, Crupi and Soto one each. Mesdag scored three runs, Simonson and Soto two apiece, B. Nelson, Aline, Underwood, P. Nelson, Blatnick and Crupi one run each.


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