Juneau-Douglas improved to 4-0 in Southeast Conference play with a 13-7 over Sitka in Ketchikan.
James San Miguel picked up his third straight win over the Wolves, giving up four runs in six innings, while three juniors led the Crimson Bears’ charge offensively.
Ryan Kelly hit the first and second home runs of his prep career, Josh Magnuson jacked his first career long ball, and Lance Ibesate also went deep.
“It was a big win in terms of the conference standings, but we still have a job to do here (today) against Thunder Mountain and Saturday against Ketchikan,” JDHS manager Sheldon Winters said. “Ketchikan is in second place in the conference standings, it will be their home game under the lights and it’s exciting. They’ll have a big crowd and Ketchikan is going to take their shot.”
Sitka is now 1-3 in conference.
Kelly went 3-for-4, and Magnuson was 2-for-4.
“Ryan also did an excellent job catching,” Winters said, “and it was a good day.”
The Bears face the Falcons at 4 p.m. today, and the Kings at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Kings take it to Falcons
Chas Allen was perfect Thursday night. He just didn’t really need to be.
Allen threw five frames of no-hit baseball and Ketchikan exploded for 13 second-inning runs, cruising to an easy 22-0 win over Thunder Mountain at Norman Walker Field. The Kings eliminated any suspense by taking an 18-0 lead after two innings and triggering the 10-run mercy rule in the first of three Southeast Conference home games this week.
Thunder Mountain just couldn’t figure out Allen, who retired all 15 batters he faced. Ketchikan’s senior ace finished the game with 10 strikeouts.
“Everything was working for me,” Allen said. “I had some good speed on my fastball, curveball was breaking and the knuckleball was dropping in there.”
This one was never close as Ketchikan (10-2, 3-1 Southeast) replaced many of its starters after the early innings en route to its fifth win of the year over Thunder Mountain.
Allen recorded two groundouts and a strikeout in the opening frame and never had to worry about nerves as his offense handed him a 5-0 lead after an inning. He struck out six consecutive batters in the second and third innings, adding some offensive fireworks of his own with a three-run home run that made it 22-0 in the third.