Crimson Bears Baseball Boys Win Two, Drop One at Sitka

    Juneau-Douglas senior pitcher Garrett Bryant is shown in a recent game. The Crimson Bears won two and lost one on a Sitka road trip over the weekend. (Klas Stolpe/KINY)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears won two conference games on the road at Sitka over the weekend on Moller Field and dropped one to the Wolves.

      The Crimson Bears were stunned in a Friday double-header opener 10-1 loss in six innings.

      Seniors Christian Ludeman and Olin Rawson and sophomore Caden Mesdag had the lone hits, and Mesdag and junior Porter Nelson earned one walk apiece.

      Ludeman took the loss on the mound, working four innings and allowing five hits and five runs while striking out four and walking six. Junior Kai Schmidt relieved and walked one, and Nelson relieved and allowed five hits and five runs and walked two.

      Sitka’s Grady Smith earned the win, allowing three hits, striking out three and walking two.

      In the Friday nightcap, senior ace Garrett Bryant took the five-inning run-shortened game and allowed just three hits.

      Bryant again tore up the bump with 10 strikeouts and just two walks.

      Senior Brock McCormick went 3-4 at the plate with five RBI and one run scored to lead the Crimson Bears. Mesdag, junior Gavin Millard, Ludeman, Bryant and Nelson had one RBI each. Sophomore Caleb Campbell had two hits and Millard, Ludeman, Bryant, Rawson, Schmidt and Nelson one each. Millard and Nelson scored two runs apiece, Mesdag, Bryant, Campbell, Rawson, and Schmidt one each.

      Sitka’s Eman Barrigan threw four innings and Ben Turner one. Barrigan allowed nine hits and six runs with three strikeouts. Turner allowed two hits and four runs with two strikeouts and two walks.

      On Saturday, the Crimson Bears jumped out to a 5-0 first inning lead as Mesdag walked, Millard singled, McCormick walked and Bryant doubled all three across the plate.

      Rawson singled in Bryant. Campbell advanced Rawson to second and Nelson hit a two-out single to bring Rawson home.

      Mesdag singled in the top of the fourth and scored on a Ludeman ground ball.

      The Crimson Bears final two runs came in the top of the seventh inning as Campbell earned a one-out walk, Nelson a two-out single and both scored on a Millard line drive to center field.

      McCormick earned the win on the bump through six innings, allowing just three hits and one run, striking out six and walking six. Schmidt relieved for the seventh inning, allowed one hit and two runs, struck out one and walked one.

      Bryant had three RBI, Millard two, Ludeman, Rawson and Nelson one each. Rawson had three hits, Millard and Nelson two apiece, Mesdag, Bryant and Campbell one each. Mesdag scored two runs, Millard, McCormick, Bryant, Rawson, Campbell and Nelson one each. Mesdag and McCormick walked three times apiece, Millard, Campbell and Schmidt earned one walk each.

      Sitka’s Nik Calhoun took the loss, allowing eight hits and six runs, striking out two and walking seven. Dylan Marx led Sitka with two hits. Trevin Carley, Grady Smith and Keaton Blankenship led with one RBI each. Calhoun, Marx and Barrigan led with one hit each.

      The Crimson Bears will return to Sitka for the Region V Tournament, Thursday through Saturday at Moller Field.

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