Juneau junior varsity softball takes four of five from the Wolves

Bears win four straight after dropping opener

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2006

The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity softball team swept a Saturday triple-header and won four of five games against host Sitka over the weekend.

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The Crimson Bears' JV (4-1) dropped their first game Friday, 5-3, to Sitka despite turning a triple play.

With Sitka runners on second and third base, JDHS left fielder Chelsy Rivera snagged a fly ball. She then fired to second baseman Nicole Young for the second out, who in turn threw to third baseman Lii Levale to complete the rare feat.

Sally Enriquez, Savannah Tajon and Nethia Lavering scored runs for the Bears, and Annie Hegar added an RBI in the loss.

In Friday's second game, Val Ozawa went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored to lead JDHS past Sitka 12-5.

Madison Massey singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored in the win while Ashliegh Wilwert and Levale singled and scored

Darby Brown tripled and scored. Hegar went 1-for-1 with a run scored. Cortney Wagner touched home twice. Rivera singled and Rachel Peyton scored in the win.

Massey was the winning pitcher after firing three innings and fanning four batters.

Randi Chernikoff came on in relief to pitch the final inning.

In the first game of Saturday's triple-header, Chernikoff and Katie Laliberte combined to strike out five and yield just three hits in Juneau's 8-2 win.

Levale led the Crimson Bears offensively with a three-run home run.

Janice Barribeau went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI. Enriquez scored three times. Tajon hit an RBI single while Laliberte, Peyton and Lavering all scored runs in the win.

Laliberte scattered five hits in three innings in Saturday's second game as Juneau-Douglas routed Sitka 10-2. She also struck out four batters and walked none.

Hegar led Juneau's bats with a 2-for-3 effort, including an RBI and two runs scored.

Levale hit a two-run single. Rivera and Wilwert each added an RBI single and a run scored. Brown doubled and scored, and Wagner contributed two runs scored in the win.

Laliberte and Massey also scored runs in victory.

In Saturday's final game, Massey allowed just one hit over six innings as JDHS won 4-2.

Brown had a sacrifice bunt for an RBI, Massey doubled and scored and Hegar singled and scored in the win. Wilwert and Peyton had hits while Lavering and Vernie Lumbab scored runs for JDHS.

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