Before the upcoming road trip to Ketchikan for a conference game against the Kings, the Crimson Bears tested their mettle on the road in Sitka and returned home with a four-game sweep.
Juneau-Douglas opened the road swing against Dimond and handled the Lynx rather easily, 6-2, behind strong pitching from Dylan Baker who allowed only two earned runs on four hits in a complete-game effort. Baker struck out 13 batters on his way to picking up his second win of the season.
The Bears' bats came alive during the trip, and in Game 1 of the Dimond series. Aaron Cohen had three hits on the afternoon, including a three-run bomb in the first inning. Senior Alex DeRocher got into the act offensively with a two-run home run of his own in the third inning. DeRocher finished the game with two hits.
Juneau-Douglas did not commit an error in the game, which would become a theme for the weekend.
The Bears 7-4 victory in the second game versus Dimond did not come quite as easily as the first win.
Juneau-Douglas rallied in the last inning to take the game and the series against the Lynx.
After Dimond took the lead in the sixth inning, Baker got things started with a lead-off double in the seventh to put a runner on board and get the scoring started. Four hits later, the Crimson Bears managed four runs to take the lead for good.
DeRocher had another big game for JDHS with three hits and four RBI, including a key double in the seventh inning that drove in two. Vinnie Isturis and Keath Flint each contributed two hits on the afternoon.
Isturis pitched five innings, giving up four runs on three hits in the process, but did not factor in thedecision.
Alex Campbell, who entered the game in the sixth inning, got the win while not allowing a run on just one hit. Cohen came in to get the save for the Crimson Bears.
In the third game of the road trip, JDHS squared off with Sitka for the first time this season and came out on top 9-1.
Cohen pitched a gem for the Bears as he hurled a complete game giving up just one run on two hits while striking out 11 Wolves. And that was more than enough as the Juneau-Douglas bats continued to roll on the way to 12 hits.
Flint hit a two-run homer in the first inning to open the scoring. The Bears did not need another run after that, but they continued to pound Sitka pitching. Isturis had yet another two-hit game in the third game of the series.
In the finale of the four-game series in Sitka, the Juneau-Douglas boys' baseball team had another dominating performance from one of its starting pitchers as the Crimson Bears went on to an 8-0 victory Saturday.
Damon Ludwig pitched a three-hit, complete-game shutout to get the victory for the Bears. It was the third complete game during the road trip by a Juneau-Douglas starter.
The Bears' bats didn't disappoint either as Isturis led the way with three hits, including a two-run homer in the top of the first inning. Flint added two hits on the day while Lance Ibesate hit the second two-run home run of the afternoon during the top of the second inning.
Defensively the Crimson Bears played another error-free game. Juneau-Douglas committed only one throwing error during the entire series.
The Bears had 12 hits total on their way to eight runs.
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