Crimson Bears smack 10 HRs against Wrangell

JDHS takes three-game series to open season

Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team smacked 10 home runs in three games on Friday and Saturday against host Wrangell High School.

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The Crimson Bears defeated the Wolves 10-0 on Friday, then won 13-0 and 10-1 in a Saturday doubleheader.

"Of course, I have to be real happy about the pitching," JDHS assistant coach Bill McCauley said. "The pitching was outstanding. ... The defense didn't break."

On Friday, Juneau's Andrew Hall yielded just one hit in four innings in a 10-0 win.

Sean Bavard, Corey Mahar and Aaron Cohen all smacked home runs. Jamie Daniel doubled while Mahar, a freshman, had four RBIs in the win.

"He's a mature young man for a freshman," McCauley said of Mahar. "He's actually able to be productive. I don't have any problem playing him with the older kids."

In Saturday's opening game of the doubleheader, JDHS played its junior varsity against Wrangell and won 13-0 in six innings.

Freshman Dylan Baker pitched three innings for the win, while Cohen hit another home run.

Torey Franzen doubled, Dakotah Smith went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and Baker aided his own cause with three base hits.

Juneau-Douglas broke out the big bats to secure a three-game sweep in Saturday's second game.

Six of the Crimson Bears' eight hits were home runs in a 10-1 win.

Shane Rud and Cohen hit home runs off consecutive pitches, as did Joe Kohan and Andrew Hall. Mahar and Bavard then hit back-to-back homers in the seventh innings.

Rud went 2-for-2 with two runs scored for JDHS.

Kohan fanned seven batters and yielded one hit in four innings to earn the win.

JDHS is scheduled to host Prince of Wales next weekend depending on the field conditions.

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