Juneau defeats West Valley 10-0

Game cut short for mercy rule

Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Juneau-Douglas High School softball varsity squad devastated West Valley High School 10-0 on Friday, scoring 5 runs in the second inning alone.

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Senior ace pitcher, Andy Doerflinger, showcased her dominance for the second night in a row as she had 10 strikeouts and only gave up 2 hits and no runs in five innings. The home game was called after five-and-a-half innings due to the mercy rule.

Juneau seemed aggressive at the plate, doubling the runs scored in their first game against West Valley.

Doerflinger said of her team's hitting, "Seeing the pitcher once was really nice, it made us a little more confident today...We all just kind of hit our groove today."

In the bottom of the second inning, with runners on first and second base, left fielder Tera Hansen smacked a double, bringing in both runners, making the score 3-0. Juneau scored 3 more runs with RBIs coming from, Darby Brown, Sammy Roguska, and the last RBI from Doerflinger, making the score 6-0 going into the third inning.

Juneau's Courtney Wagner smacked a single to open up the bottom of the third inning. With Wagner on base and no outs, sophomore right fielder Annie Hegar stepped to the plate and hit a shot to left center, clearing the fence for her second home run of the day. She hit an earlier homer in the junior varsity game. What's more, these two home runs were the first of Hegar's career. Hegar said it was great.

At the end of the third inning, the score was 8-0, and after the fourth inning, the Crimson Bear's lead had reached to 10-0. When West Valley failed to score in the top of the fifth, the umpire called the game.

Senior Madison Massey said of her team's play, "I thought we performed very well ... Our hitting was on and our defense was strong ... Our team collaboration is always good, and our team always has a positive attitude."

"All of our seniors are amazing and we're going to miss them a lot," Hegar added.

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