Sitka starts season 4-0

Wolves visit JDHS at 3 p.m. Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Sitka Wolves' baseball team swept defending state champion Kodiak High School over the weekend to start the season 4-0.

The Wolves toppled the Bears in two doubleheaders.

In game one of the first doubleheader, Sitka blanked Kodiak, 9-0.

George Wathen went seven inning for Wolves, allowing only two hits and a walk while striking out 10.

Ban Hanson went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, Chance Allen had two hits and two runs scored, Wathen went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and leadoff batter E.B. Crow was 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the win.

The Wolves edged the Bears, 1-0, in the second game as Sitka starting pitcher Matt Way through a seven-inning no-hitter with 17 strikeouts.

Sitka took advantage of five Kodiak errors as Jason Koelling scored the game's lone run. Chance Allen earned the pitching win for the Wolves.

In the second doubleheader, Sitka won both games by scores of 9-6 and 6-5.

In Sitka's first win, Crow went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, Kevin Conway drove in two runs off two hits, Way went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs and Tom Stonebreaker drove in a run.

Jesse Pepper went 1-for-2 with an RBI in the win.

In game two, Hanson broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning when he scored off an error to give Sitka the win.

Crow scattered six hits in seven innings and fanned eight batters to earn the win.

Bryn Calhoun led the Wolves with two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Sitka faces Juneau-Douglas Thursday and Friday in a pair of Southeast Conference doubleheaders at 3 p.m.

Sitka's softball team, undefeated in Southeast play, takes on the Crimson Bears today, Thursday and Friday at Melvin Park.

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