Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - One night after getting crunched 19-7 in conference play, the Thunder Mountain softball team returned the favor, beating the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears 13-1 on Saturday’s Falcons senior appreciation day.
After honoring seniors Avery Kreischer, Emma Rice and Mariah Tunavsa-Tuvaifale, the Falcons racked up seven runs in the second inning on their way to the four-inning run shortened game.
Kreischer had three RBI, junior Riley Harp and freshman Kara Strong two apiece, freshman Jenna Dobson, junior Sydney Strong, freshman Jack Lovejoy and junior Aspen Kasper one each. Tanuvasa-Tuvaifale and Kreischer had three hits apiece, S. Strong, Lovejoy, K. Strong and Kasper two each, Harp and Dobson one apiece. Tanuvsa-Tuvaifale scored three runs, S. Strong, Lovejoy, and K. Strong two each, Dobson, Kasper, Kreischer and sophomore Talita Toutaiolepo one each.
Kasper pitched the win allowing just five hits and one run, while striking out two and walking three.
Juneau-Douglas freshman Tristan Oliva had one RBI. Sophomore Anna Dale had two hits, Oliva, sophomore Sealry Hunt and freshman Kiah Yado one each. Dale scored the lone run.
Sophomore Mariah Schauwecker took the loss allowing 15 hits and 13 runs and walking two.
In Friday’s Crimson Bears bat fest, Yado earned the run-shortened four-inning contest while allowing 14 hits and seven runs and two walks.
Yado had no strikeouts and relied on her fielders to end the innings.
Falcons Lovejoy and freshman Ashlyn Gates shared the loss. Lovejoy threw three innings and allowed 10 hits and nine runs while striking out three and walking five. Gates relieved for an inning and allowed nine hits and 10 runs while walking one.
Crimson Bears plate work included Hunt and junior Kaia Smith with five RBI apiece, Dale two, Oliva, and senior Jojo Griggs one each. Hunt led with four hits, Oliva three, Schauwecker and Smith two apiece, Dale and Griggs one apiece. Hunt, Griggs and freshman Chloe Casperson scored three runs each, Dale, Schauwecker, Smith and Oliva two each, senior Mackenzie Jackson and Yadao one apiece.
The Falcons were led by two RBI from Harp and Kasper, and one each from Dobson, Lovejoy and Kreischer. Harp and S. Strong had two hits apiece, Dobson, Gates, Lovejoy and Kreischer one each. Lovejoy and S. Strong scored two runs apiece, Harp, Tunavsa-Tuvaifale and K. Strong one each.
Juneau-Douglas also won a 4-0 non-conference game over Thunder Mountain later on Saturday.
Yado earned the seven-inning win on the mound, allowing just five hits while striking out four and walking four.
Smith had two RBI for the Crimson Bears and Griggs one. Schauwecker, Dale, Smith, Yado, Griggs and freshman Mila Hargrave had two hits each, Hunt and Oliva one apiece. Schauwecker, Smith, Yado and Griggs scored one run each.
The Falcons Kreischer went six innings in the loss, allowing 13 hits and four runs, striking out one and walking one.
Tunavsa-Tuvaifale led the Falcons with two hits, Harp, Dobson and S. Strong one each.
Thunder Mountain and Juneau-Douglas next play in the Region V Championships, hosted by the Falcons at Dimond Park Fields, Thursday through Saturday.