Late Eight Gives Juneau Diamond Boys win over Sitka

    Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé junior Garrison Luben pitches against Sitka during the Crimson Bears 9-4 win over the Wolves, Friday, at Adair Kennedy Field. (Klas Stolpe/KINY)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé Crimson Bears baseball team scored eight runs in the sixth inning to earn a 9-4 win over the visiting Sitka Wolves, Friday, at Adair Kennedy Field.

      Trailing 4-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth JDHS junior Kaleb Campbell reached on an error, classmate Joe Aline earned a walk and classmate Bohdi Nelson loaded the bases with a single to center field.

      JDHS sophomore Lamar Blatnick reached on a ground ball error scoring Campbell, junior Eli Crupi earned a walk scoring Aline and senior Kai Schmidt reached on a two-run error, bringing in B. Nelson and Blatnick for a 5-4 Crimson Bears lead.

      JDHS senior Gaby Soto reached on a one-out ground ball error to load the bases, junior Derrick Schauwecker reached on an error scoring Crupi. Schmidt and Soto scored on another Sitka error for the 9-4 tally.

      JDHS reliever Aline struck out the first batter in the top of the seventh, got the second to fly out to B. Nelson at first base and the third out was a fly ball to Schauwecker in right field to end the game.

      Junior Garrison Luben started on the mound and struck out 10 batters over 5.1 innings. Luben allowed just three hits and four runs, and walked four.

      Aline went  1.2 innings and struck out one.

      Schmidt and Crupi had two RBI apiece, Schauwecker, Campbell and Nelson one each. Luben and Nelson had one hit apiece. Soto, Schauwecker, Campbell, Luben, Aline, Nelson, Blatnick, Crupi and Schmidt scored one run each. Soto earned two walks, Aline, Nelson and Crupi one each.

      Sitka’s Garen Henning had two hits. Henning, Keadon Blankenship, Chase Coleman and Tyson Becohola scored one run each.

      JDHS plays Sitka in a double-header at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday, on Adair Kennedy Field.

    Above - Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé  senior Gaby Soto dives safely back to first base against Sitka during the Crimson Bears 9-4 win over the Wolves, Friday, at Adair Kennedy Field. (Klas Stolpe/KINY)

    Above - Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé  junior Caden Mesdag connects on a pitch against Sitka during the Crimson Bears 9-4 win over the Wolves, Friday, at Adair Kennedy Field. (Klas Stolpe/KINY)

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