JDHS, TMHS Baseball, Softball Road Series Report

    Juneau-Douglas High School junior Caden Mesdag (12) throws to first base during game two in a double-header against Ketchikan High School at Norman Walker Field on Friday, April 22, (Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - On the mound and in the circle the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé Crimson Bears and Thunder Mountain baseball teams and TMHS softball team played on the Southeast Conference road last weekend.

      The JDHS boys won two and dropped one at Ketchikan, the TMHS boys won two and dropped one at Sitka, and the TMHS girls split a series at Ketchikan.

      - BASEBALL -

      JDHS 11, KAYHI 1

      On Friday, JDHS opened a double header with an 11-1 win behind starting pitcher Garrison Luben and reliever Joe Aline.

      Luben went four innings, allowing just two hits and the one run while striking out eight batters and walking five. In one inning of closing work Aline struck out two and walked one.

      Senior Porter Nelson hit a three-run homer in the top of the third inning to get the Crimson Bears’ bats moving and junior Kaleb Campbell hit a three-run double to give JDHS a 6-1 lead that they never relinquished.

      Campbell finished with four runs batted in, Nelson and Nelson three. Sophomore Lamar Blatnick had two hits, Campbell, Nelson, Luben, senior Kai Schmidt and junior Derrick Schauwecker one each. Junior Caden Mesdag, Schmidt, Blatnick and P. Nelson scored two runs, senior Gaby Soto, junior Bohdi Nelson and Luben one each.

      JDHS 0, KAYHI 2

      In the Friday nightcap 2-0 loss, the Crimson Bears were in a pitching duel with JDHS junior Eli Crupi against Ketchikan’s Colby Hamchay.

      Crupi went the entire game, allowing five hits and the two runs while striking out eight batters. Hamchay gave Kayhi 6.2 innings and struck out eight.

      The Crimson Bears would only get one hit each from Soto, Schauwecker, Campbell and Crupi.

      JDHS threatened to score in the top of the sixth inning with Schmidt earning a two out walk and advancing to third on a Soto bunt and a Schauwecker single. With the bases loaded Schmidt was caught stealing home.

      In the top of the seventh, Campbell singled but was put out on a fielder’s choice hit by B. Nelson to short. Nelson was stranded at second base after a Crimson Bears strikeout and a fly ball out to left field ending the game.

      JDHS 4, KAYHI 10

      JDHS fell 10-4 on Saturday and trailed 7-0 before they got on the scoreboard in the fourth inning with a run and added three more in the top of the sixth inning as B. Nelson put a shot over the right field fence that scored Campbell and Luben who had earned walks to open the inning.

      B. Nelson finished with four RBI. Soto, Campbell, B. Nelson and P. Nelson had one hit each. Soto, Campbell, Luben and B. Nelson scored one run each. Soto earned three walks, Campbell, Luben and B. Nelson one each.

      Schmidt started on the mound, going 2.2 innings, allowing one hit and six runs, and striking out four batters and walking five.

      Junior Joe Aline relieved for 2.1 innings, allowed two hits and three runs, struck out one batter and walked four.

      Marcus Underwood went one inning, allowing one run while striking out one batter and walking one.

      JDHS will host Sitka on Friday and Saturday at Adair Kennedy Field.

      TMHS 14, SITKA 8

      The Falcons opened a Friday night double-header on the Sitka Wolves Moller Field with a 14-8 win behind a bat-heavy lineup that featured a 3-3 outing by senior Isiah Nelson, including two runs batted in, three runs scored and a walk.

      Senior Noah Chambers, junior Rory Hayes and sophomore Kaeden Quinto had two RBI and senior Peyton Lewis one. Chambers and Lewis had two hits apiece, junior Rory Hayes, sophomore Kasen Ludeman and Quinto one each. Chambers, Lewis and Ludeman scored two runs each, senior Preston Williams, senior Matthew Hartsock, junior Jarrell Williams, sophomore Liam Hart and Quinto one each. Ludeman and P. Williams earned three walks apiece, Quinto and Hartsock two apiece, I. Nelson and Hart one apiece.

      I. Nelson started on the mound and went 3.1 innings, allowed five hits and eight runs, and struck out two batters and walked six. Chambers relieved for 3.2 innings, allowed one hit and struck out five.

      TMHS 9, SITKA 10

      In the Friday nightcap, TMHS fell 10-9 on a two-out passed ball with the bases loaded that ended the game.

      The Falcons took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a Quinto single scoring Ludeman and added two runs in the second with a Lewis single scoring Hartsock and Hart sacrifice scoring Lewis.

      Sitka scored twice in the third inning.

      TMHS added three runs in the top of the fourth on bases loaded scores with I. Nelson earning a walk scoring J. Williams, Lewis scoring on a passed ball and Quinto being hit by a pitch that scored I. Nelson. Sitka scored four runs in the bottom half to tie the score at 6-6 and took a 7-6 lead in the fifth.

      The Falcons tied the game in the top of the sixth with P. Williams hitting a single to score I. Nelson. The Wolves regained the lead with two runs in the bottom half.

      TMHS tied the game in the top of the seventh inning as Hayes walked, Hartsock singled and both advanced on a Lewis ground out and scored on an I. Nelson two-out single to left field.

      The Wolves earned a one-out walk to start the bottom half of the seventh, then added a pair of two-out walks to load the bases. A passed ball on a one-and-one count gave Sitka the win.

      I. Nelson led with three RBI. Chambers, I. Nelson, P. Williams, Lewis, Hartsock, Ludeman and Quinto had one hit each. Hartsock, Lewis and I. Nelson led with two runs scored. I. Nelson earned two walks.

      P. Williams went 4.1 innings on the mound, allowed five hits and seven runs, struck out six batters and walked four. Senior Mason Jacobs relieved for 1.2 innings, allowed two runs, struck out four and walked two. Hayes worked two outs, allowing one run, striking out one and walking one and Ludman had two walks.

      TMHS 0, SITKA 6

      On Saturday, the Falcons earned just two hits in a 6-0 loss to the Wolves with both Lewis and Quinto getting singles. Hartsock and Lewis earned one walk apiece.

      Freshman Ethan Lewis started on the mound and went one inning, allowing three runs and one hit. P. Lewis relieved for 2.1 innings, allowed five hits and five runs, struck out one and walked two. Quinto went 2.2 innings, allowed one hit, struck out two and walked two.

      The Falcons travel to Petersburg for games on Thursday and Friday.

    - SOFTBALL -

    TMHS 4, KETCHIKAN 5 

      The Falcons opened their road series at Kayhi with a 5-4 loss in seven innings on Friday.

      Ketchikan led 1-0 after one inning, but the Falcons tied the game in the top of the second inning on a lead-off home run by senior Sydney Strong.

      Ketchikan scored two runs in the bottom of the third for a 3-1 lead.

      The Falcons took the lead in the top of the fourth inning. Sophomore Kara Strong led off with a single, senior Tyler Johnson doubled and sophomore Ashlyn Gates walked to load the bases.

      With two outs, sophomore Jenna Dobson singled in K. Strong, and senior Riley Harp singled in Johnson and Gates for a 4-3 lead.

      Ketchikan scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh for the win as Gabby Mas led off with a triple and scored on a Paige Boehlert triple, tying the game and Shaelyn Mendoza hit a one-out single to score Boehlert.

      Harp led the Falcons with two runs batted in while Dobson and S. Strong had one apiece. Senior Rileyanna Payne, Dobson, Harp, S. Strong and Johnson had two hits each, senior Anne-Alese Rentrop, K. Strong and Gates one each. Gates, Johnson, K. Strong and S. Strong scored one run each.

      Harp went 6.1 innings in the circle, allowing 11 hits and five runs, while striking out three batters and walking one.

      Kayhi’s Hannah Moody went 4.1 innings, allowed seven hits and four runs, struck out four and walked four. Kenzie Pahang went 2.2 innings, allowed three hits and struck out three.

      Mendoza led with two RBI for the Lady Kings and three hits. Boehlert scored two runs, Rylie Welk, Mendoza and Mas one each.

    TMHS 12, KETCHIKAN 5

      The Falcons trailed 3-0 in Saturday’s win over Ketchikan starting the fourth inning but got a rally started with S. Strong and Payne earning walks, K. Strong loading the bases with a single and senior Aspen Kasper singling in S. Strong.

      Johnson reached on a fielder's choice that outed Payne at home but Gates followed with a base-clearing home run for a 5-3 lead.

      Kayhi tied the game in the bottom half on a double by Faith Easterly scoring Mendoza and Marley Lewis.

      The Falcons added another five runs in the top of the fifth inning. Payne reached on an error, K. Strong singled and Kasper hit a fielder's choice, scoring Payne. 

      Johnson reached on a fielder's choice and Gates doubled, scoring Johnson for a 7-5 lead.

      Sophomore Jack Lovejoy reached on an error scoring Gates, Dobson singled and Harp hit a fly ball that scored Lovejoy and Dobson for a 10-5 lead.

      The Falcons final two runs came in the top of the seventh inning as Lovejoy walked and stole second base. Dobson singled  and Lovejoy stole home for an 11-5 lead.

      S. Strong earned a walk and Payne singled to score Dobson for the 12-5 tally.

      After a lead-off triple by Kayhi’s Pahang in the bottom of the seventh, the Falcons defense held with Payne, Dobson and Rentrop fielding fly balls at third, second and right field, respectively.

      Kasper led the Falcons with two RBI and Payne one. K. Strong had three hits, Kasper, Johnson, Gates and Dobson two each, and Payne one. Lovejoy, Dobson, Johnson and Gates two runs each, S. Strong, Payne, K. Strong and Kasper one each. Payne earned three walks, Lovejoy, Harp and S. Strong two each, and Kasper one.

      Lovejoy started in the circle and went 1.2 innings, allowed three hits and three runs, struck out one batter and walked three. Gates relieved for 5.1 innings, allowed seven hits and two runs, struckout six and walked one.

      Easterly led Kayhi with three RBI, Pahang had three hits and Mendoza scored two runs. Pahang went the seven innings in the circle, allowing 12 hits and 12 runs, striking out two and walking 10.

      The Falcons play at Sitka on Friday and Saturday and the JDHS Crimson Bears softball team plays in California.

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