TMHS falls to Ketchikan, Kodiak on Saturday at Sitka Invitational Softball Tournament

Thunder Mountain finished fifth in the inaugural Sitka Invitational Softball Tournament after dropping consecutive games to Ketchikan and Kodiak on Saturday in the double-elimination tourney.

The tournament included host Sitka, Ketchikan, Homer, Kodiak and TMHS.

Thunder Mountain began its road trip with a 7-5 win over Kodiak on Thursday.

The Falcons tallied 10 base knocks and scored one run in the first, and two in the second, third and fourth innings in a five-inning game.

Michelle Manning went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, Jacki Mallinger was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Ashley Boucher was 2-for-3 with a run scored, and Janessa Sanbei was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Boucher also picked up the win in the circle, giving up five runs on three hits with a strikeout and two walks.

Sitka cruised to a 14-2 win over TMHS in Thursday’s nightcap. Catherine Wray had two hits for the Falcons, and Katie Hagan had an inside-the-park home run.

On Friday, the Falcons opened with a 10-7 over Homer.

TMHS scored five runs in the first inning and four more in the fourth, with three coming off a bases-loaded triple by Madi Wells, to take a 9-4 lead.

Wells finished 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored and three RBIs. Mallinger was 2-for-4 with two runs, and Danaya Caldwell had two hits and two RBIs.

Boucher picked up the win, giving up seven runs on seven hits and a walk in five innings, striking out three.

The Falcons got six hits in their second game Friday but couldn’t plate any runs, dropping a 7-0 decision to Ketchikan.

Wells went 2-for-2 with a double, Megan Punongbayan went 2-for-3 with a double, and Boucher had a double.

Boucher took the loss, giving up seven runs on six hits with two strike outs and two walks.

Thunder Mountain fell again to Ketchikan 10-2 on Saturday in the first game of the double-elimination portion of the tournament. The Kings put up eight runs in the first inning and cruised from there.

The Falcons went on to lose to Kodiak 15-1 and were eliminated from tournament action in their second game of the day.



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