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JDHS and TMHS softball teams putting on a clinic

Posted: April 18, 2012 - 11:06pm
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JDHS' Kayla Balovich pitches last Thursday at Ketchikan. Staff photo by Hall Anderson            Hall Anderson
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JDHS' Kayla Balovich pitches last Thursday at Ketchikan. Staff photo by Hall Anderson

When you mention that the local high school girls put on a clinic against a certain opponent, you think about the textbook fundamentals the Crimson Bears and Falcons exhibit.

On Saturday, however, putting on a clinic will be exactly that. Both local high school teams will be helping develop Little League Softball players, ages 8-12, in the fine art of softball play at the Dimond Park Field House.

Instruction begins at 10 a.m. until noon with a focus on offensive and defensive skills and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. with pitching skills being the point of interest. Sign ups begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and early sign ups can be made by calling TMHS softball representative John Boucher at 321-0147.

The JDHS softball girls recently swept the Kayhi Kings at Ketchikan. Last Thursday the Crimson Bears prevailed 12-6 in a wet affair that saw JD’s starting pitcher Ashli Kikendall hit a few batters in the first inning and relief pitcher Kayla Balovich hitting her first batter in the same stanza as Kayhi took a 3-0 lead.

Juneau scored in the top of the third when Balovich doubled with the bases loaded, Gracie Meiners sacrificed a run in for the Crimson Bears first lead. Juneau’s 13th batter of the inning, Balovich, ended the onslaught with a ground out but not before JDHS had gone up 9-3. The Crimson Bears added three more runs in the fourth.

On Friday the Crimson Bears swept a double-header from the Kings 12-0 and 7-6.

In game one Juneau scored three runs in the third inning, three in the fourth, one in the fifth and five in the sixth, compiling eight hits and no errors.

In game two Ketchikan scored first and led 3-0 until Juneau tied the game in the fourth inning. Ketchikan led by two in the sixth with Juneau tied it up again at 5-5. Each team scored one run in the seventh to force an extra inning and the Crimson Bears scored one run while Kayhi could not respond in the bottom of the inning.

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