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JDHS sweeps 2 from Wasilla

Posted: April 30, 2011 - 11:24pm
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Juneau-Douglas' Brian Doogan beats the throw to steal second base as Wasilla's Keith Pulver stops the ball in their game Friday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.   Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
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Juneau-Douglas' Brian Doogan beats the throw to steal second base as Wasilla's Keith Pulver stops the ball in their game Friday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Juneau-Douglas rallied from an early 2-0 deficit Saturday for a 16-3 win over Wasilla, completing a sweep of the Warriors.

JDHS buried Wasilla to the tune of 27-3 in the two-game series.

The Warriors, playing their fourth game in two days, took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. Brody Coleman reached on throwing error to start the game, and Keith Pulver singled to right.

Coleman raced home on the hit and Pulver was able to take second on the throw to the plate. John Stormant drove in Pulver with an RBI groundout.

The Bears got one back in the second after Justin Brooks stole second after being hit by a pitch. Brooks took third on passed ball and then scored on an Alex Campbell sacrifice fly.

Wasilla stole a run in the third after Coleman singled and went to second on a sacrifice bunt. David Newman singled and Coleman rounded third and took off for home after the Bears’ infielders were slow picking up the ball and weren’t watching the runner.

But that was all she wrote for Wasilla as the Bears batted around in the third, putting up eight runs.

Lance Ibesate got things started with a single. He stole second and went to third on single by Kyle Gould, and then scored on a wild pitch as Gould went to third.

James San Miguel drew a walk and took second. Justin Brooks then reached on an error as Gould scored. With nobody down and the bases juiced, Alex Campbell singled to left to score San Miguel and Brooks, and then courtesy runner Jackson Lehnhart scored after the left fielder missed the ball as it rolled toward him.

Campbell made it all the way to third and Miles Bedford sent him trotting home after belting a two-run homer over the fence in left field for an 8-3 lead after three.

The Bears tacked on eight more in the fourth, including a two-run jack by San Miguel.

JDHS (5-3-1) hosts Ketchikan at 7 p.m. Thursday.

JDHS whips Wasilla in 5

Juneau-Douglas opened its weekend series Friday with an 11-0, 5-inning win over visiting Wasilla at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, with senior Eric Fagerstom supplying some fireworks with a two-run homer.

Miles Bedford picked up the win on the hill for the Crimson Bears after giving up just two hits — both singles in the third inning — while striking out six and walking none.

The Bears put up four runs in the first, one in the second, three in the third and three more in the fourth, and were never challenged as the Warriors went down 1-2-3 in the first, second and fifth innings. No Wasilla baserunner got past second base.

A Justin Brooks single in the first loaded the bases for Ryan Kelly, who smacked a two-run single to left for the first runs of the game. Alex Campbell legged out an infield single and Bedford drove him in with a single to left as JDHS jumped ahead 4-0.

Lance Ibesate led off the second with his second single in as many innings, stole second, went to third on a throwing error and scored after Kyle Gould drew a walk and baited the Warriors into a rundown between first and second.

In the third, Bedford reached on a dropped fly ball in center. McLean Cannon, his courtesy runner, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a Brendan Daugherty single to left. Daugherty took second after the left fielder booted the ball, setting the table for Fagerstrom, who blasted a shot over the fence in straightaway center.

Gould singled to get things started in the fourth, and San Miguel was hit by a pitch. The Bears had runners at second and third after a double steal, and Brooks drove them in with a two-run single to center.

Brooks then stole second and third, and finished the scoring after a Ryan Doogan RBI single to center.

JDHS scored 11 runs on 12 hits and committed no errors in the field in shutting out the Warriors.

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