Juneau’s Gastineau Channel Little League Majors All-Stars scored first, last and in every inning in between on their way to a 19-1 mercy rule rout over Petersburg in the District 2 Tournament at Wrangell on Wednesday.
The big bat of Robert Cox Jr. (3-5) accounted for four RBI, including two home runs and four runs scored on the night, but all of the Majors found bases on the day as Juneau registered 18 hits and 13 RBI with just three strikeouts.
Juneau scored two runs in the top of the first inning as Brandt Hultberg (0-3, 2 RS, 2 BB) reached on an error and Cox put a fly ball past the center field fence.
Petersburg got one run back in the bottom of the inning.
Juneau returned the favor in the top of the second as Riley Griffin (1-2, 2 RS, 2 BB) singled, Josh DeAsis (1-1) singled and Luis Mojica (2-5, 1 RBI, 2 RS) singled to left field. Griffin would score on ensuing action.
Juneau struck again in the top of the third as Logan Lesmann (1-3, 1 RBI, 2 RS) was hit by a pitch, Kolby Hoover (3-5, 1 RBI, 3 RS) singled and Will Hoover (3-3, 3 RBI, 1 RS) singled to score Lesmann. K. Hoover scored on a steal of home and Jacob Johnson (2-3, 1 RBI, 2 RS) singled to score W. Hover. Mojica singled to advance Johnson who scored on a double steal as Mojica took second.
Cox tripled in the top of the fourth and scored on a wild pitch. Hultberg singled, was advanced by a Griffin walk and scored on a W. Hoover single.
Juneau ran away with the game in the fifth inning as Mojica reached on an error and Cox homered. Garrett Johns (2-3, 2 RBI, 1 RS) singled and Lesmann singled him home. Hultberg tripled to score Lesmann. Griffin waked and W. Hoover doubled him home. Johnson singled, Mojica reached on an error, Hultberg walked and Johnson scored on a wild pitch. Cox reached on an error scoring Mojica. Johns doubled in Hultberg and Cox.
Other batters included Kyle Carver (0-2), Aaron King (0-1), and Brennon Ludeman (0-1).
Carver got the win, throwing 31 pitches with 21 strikes (1 K, 1 R, 2 H on 1 E) over two innings. Hultberg relieved (21-11, 3 K), and W. Hoover closed (21-15, 3 K, 1 H).
Juneau is now 4-0 and faces Ketchikan (3-1) today at noon in their final round robin game. Petersburg is 1-3, Sitka 3-1, Wrangell 1-3, and Prince Of Wales 0-4. The top four teams advance to a single elimination finals beginning Saturday.