It was a non-conference game, but that didn't stop the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears softball team from playing aggressive in its 10-0 victory over the Ketchikan Kings Thursday night at Melvin Park.
The Crimson Bears racked up six steals, and scored four runs on passed balls, in battering their region opponents in the first of three games against the Kings this weekend.
Juneau coach Dave Massey said he's got speedy base runners, so why not use them?
``It keeps the pressure on the other team,'' Massey said. ``I liken it to a basketball team that puts on a full-court press the whole game. In time it gets to them a little bit. And it's fun, the kids like it.''
``That's pretty much what we do,'' said Juneau's Kari Parr, who went 4-for-4 at the plate and stole two bases. ``That's how we play.''
Parr opened scoring in the first inning after singling, stealing second, then scampering home on an RBI triple by twin sister Suzanne Parr. MaryAnn Moffet added a sacrifice fly to score Suzanne Parr for a 2-0 lead.
Juneau took a 4-0 lead in the fourth off an RBI triple by Aubrey Alt and an RBI single by Kari Parr.
Juneau added three runs in the fifth when both Kari Parr and Moffet scored on passed balls from third. Kemp added a score off a sacrifice RBI.
The game was called in the sixth due to the 10-run rule when Natalie Capacci and Suzanne Parr both scored on passed balls, and Kari Parr trotted home on an error.
Alt struck out three and walked one in four innings to earn the win for Juneau.
Ketchikan pitcher Aleisha Filyaw -- who was fighting off a sore wrist after taking a line drive against Juneau two weeks ago -- struck out seven and walked two in five innings of work.
Ketchikan coach Joe Austin said five starters left in the fifth inning to attend the Southeast Alaska Music Festival at Juneau-Douglas High School.
Juneau and Ketchikan meet again tonight at 7:30 at Melvin Park. Juneau also plays Sitka at 5 p.m. right before. Sitka and Ketchikan play today at 1 p.m. at Melvin Park.