Juneau-Douglas' varsity softball team opened defense of their state championship with a commanding three-game sweep of Southeast rival Ketchikan Friday and Saturday.
The Crimson Bears beat the Kings, 13-0 and 8-2, in Friday's doubleheader then toppled Ketchikan, 14-1, on Saturday.
"They were pretty anxious to play," JDHS coach Dave Massey said. "They were pretty fired up. Normally it takes us about a half an hour to go through warm-ups, we did it in about 17 minutes. They went pretty quick and they came out definitely ready to play."
On Saturday, Hannah Barril and Katie Laliberte combined on a no-hitter. Barril earned the win, going three innings with three strikeouts and two walks. Laliberte struck out one batter in the win.
Offensively for the Bears, Ashley Larson went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and crushed a home run over the left field wall.
Nicole Bavard had two hits and two RBIs, Madison Massey singled, doubled and drove in three runs, Andrea Doerflinger had two hits and two RBIs and Torie Powers doubled in the win.
Also for the Bears, Laliberte went 2-for-2 with an RBI and Sammy Roguska had two hits.
On Friday, Larson pitched three strong innings and Massey fired two innings of shutout relief as Juneau-Douglas took game one.
Larson struck out four and allowed one hit. She also scored three runs.
Offensively, Doerflinger went 4-for-4 with four RBIs and Roguska added two hits and drove in three runs. Barril went 2-for-2 with a double in the win.
In game two, Doerflinger fanned five batters in four innings to lead the Bears.
Massey pitched two innings of relief with one strikeout.
Alycia Cox went 2-for-3, Massey was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, Roguska singled and doubled, Powers had two hits and Barril drove in two runs in the win..
The Bears' junior varsity improved to 7-0 Friday with a 20-7 win over Wrangell.
Carrie Laliberte, Ashliegh Wilwert, Courtney Wagner and Tara Hansen each had four hits while Taelyn Coffee and Sarah Manning contributed three base hits for the J.V. Bears.
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