Bears beat up on Sitka

Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2000

The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears softball team suffered a rare Southeast loss but still came away with three wins this weekend.

The defending state champion Bears swept two games from Sitka by scores of 15-0 and 7-1, and rebounded to beat Ketchikan 15-2 Saturday after a 5-3 loss on Friday.

Sophomore pitcher Andrea Walker, who'll likely get plenty of time with Crimson Bears' ace Nicole Adair out for most of the season with a shoulder injury, hurled two victories over the weekend.

In Friday's 15-0 defeat of Sitka, Walker posted seven strikeouts against no walks and allowed just two hits. She recorded 11 strikeouts to just one walk and four hits in the Bears' 15-2 defeat of Ketchikan.

``I'm impressed with her,'' said Crimson Bears coach Steve Squires. ``She's got a lot of control.''

Juneau coach Dave Massey said Walker has good command of the drop pitch, where the ball will suddenly take a dive near the plate. Massey said the pitch often results in ground balls.

``It moves down and away,'' Massey said. ``It's hard to track. If they hit it, they usually hit the top of the ball.''

Aleisha Filyaw got Ketchikan's 5-3 win Friday despite allowing five walks but held Juneau to just four hits.

Aubrey Alt suffered the loss for Juneau, giving up nine hits while striking out five and walking one.

A hit struck Filyaw in the wrist late the game, forcing her to miss the Kings' game on Saturday, Squires said.

Alt came back to pitch in Juneau's 7-1 defeat of Sitka, tallying 11 strikeouts with four walks and three hits.

Crimson Bears offensive leaders:

Juneau 15, Sitka 0

MaryAnn Moffet hit 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs. Suzanne Parr was 2-for-2 with three runs and stole three bases, while sister Kari Parr hit 1-for-3, stole two bases and had three scores. Darby Anderson and Melanie Maus each hit 2-for-2. Maus, a sophomore who came up from junior varsity, hit a double, stole a base and drove in two runs.

Natalie Capacci was 1-for-4 with one run and one stolen base, while Andrea Walker was 1-for-2 with one run and one stolen base.

Ketchikan 5, Juneau 3

Kari Parr and MaryAnn Moffet got the lone two hits for Juneau.

Juneau 15, Ketchikan 2

Kari Parr, MaryAnn Moffet, Darby Anderson and Natalie Capacci each got two hits, while Suzanne Parr, Nicole Adair and Andrea Walker each got one hit. Suzanne Parr's hit was a triple, and she scored three runs. Anderson also scored three runs.

Juneau 7, Sitka 1

Melanie Maus was 3-for-4, scored two runs and drove in another. Natalie Capacci was 2-for-3 with one run. Kari Parr, Suzanne Parr, Mary Ann Moffet, Darby Anderson and Angie Kemp each recorded hits.

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