Doerflinger throws a no-hitter as Crimson Bears rout Colony

Juneau improves to 3-0 on the season

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Juneau-Douglas softball team improved to 3-0 with a 12-0 thrashing of an overmatched Colony team this past Friday at Melvin Park.

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The two-time defending state champion Crimson Bears batted round in the first inning, scoring eight runs in the process.

JDHS junior Andrea Doerflinger threw her second no-hitter of the season in victory. Doerflinger struck out 10 batters over five innings of work.

"My pitching actually felt a little off," Doerflinger said. "But it worked out."

In the win, Colony failed to get the ball out of the infield.

Doerflinger also provided fireworks on offense, going 3-for-3 with a triple, a home run and three RBIs.

Other offensive stars included Hannah Barril who went 2-for-2 with a double and triple. Madison Massey was also a perfect 2-for-2 with a double.

Torie Powers, Tara Hansen, Darby Brown, Ashliegh Wilwert, Katie Laliberte, and Kayla Janelle all had base hits in the win.

Friday marked the first of several games against Railbelt Conference opponents this season.

The Railbelt Conference features the Knights and Palmer, which play in the Mat-Su valleys. JDHS will also take on Fairbanks-area schools North Pole, West Valley and Lathrop. The Malemutes took second place in the state.

Heavy rain forced the cancellation of Saturday's rematch. Due to the distances involved between Juneau-Douglas and Colony, the game will not be rescheduled.

Next, the Crimson Bears travel to Ketchikan on Thursday for a two-game set against the Kings.

In three games this season, JDHS has outscored its opponents 32-0. Also, the Crimson Bears have yielded just two hits this season.

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