Crimson Bears Softball, Baseball Teams Get Friday Wins

    Juneau-Douglas sophomore Gloria Bixby slides safely into second base against Thunder Mountain on Friday night at Melvin Park Field. (Klas Stolpe)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau-Douglas High School Kalé Crimson Bears softball and baseball teams earned wins in the rain on Friday night. The softball girls toppled Thunder Mountain and the baseball boys stopped Petersburg.

      The Crimson Bears softball team earned a 15-0 three-inning win over cross-town rival Thunder Mountain at Melvin Park Field.

      JDHS sophomore Mariah Schauwecker got the win on the mound, striking out three Falcons batters and walking one.

    Schauwecker also helped her own cause by going 2-2 at the plate with three RBI and scoring two runs. Classmates Anna Dale and Gloria Bixby had two hits apiece. Dale had two RBI. Bixby, junior Kaia Smith and senior Mackenzie Jackson had one RBI each. Sophomore Saelyr Hunt, Smith and Jackson had one hit each.

      TMHS senior Mariah Tanuvasa-Tuvaifale and freshman Ashlyn Gates had the lone hits for the Falcons.

      The Crimson Bears and Falcons play again at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday at Melvin Park Field.

      On the hard ball diamond Juneau-Douglas senior Garrett Bryant went five innings, struck out 15 batters and walked just one as JDHS overpowered visiting Petersburg. Junior Kai Schmidt closed and struck out four.

      Just two batters had the privilege to touch base against Bryant. The Vikings' Isaac Vinson reached on an error in the top of the second inning with two outs and Bryant walked the Vikings' Max Marohl to start the top of the third.

      “Garrett pitched really well tonight,” Juneau-Douglas coach Chad Bentz said. “He attacked the strike zone and got after their hitters right off the get go and he didn’t let up. He as fun to watch.”

      Bryant also collected three RBI at the plate and scored a run and Schmidt had two RBI.

      Seniors Brock McCormick and Christian Ludeman had two hits apiece. McCormick and junior Gavin Millard scored two runs. McCormick had an RBI. Senior Ben Coutu, and sophomores Porter Nelson and Cayden Message scored one run each.

      The Crimson Bears and Vikings play again on Saturday at 4 p.m and 7 p.m. at Adair Kennedy Field.

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