Even with two of its better players not making the trip to Sitka, the Juneau-Douglas softball team delivered a tremendous team-effort in three wins over the weekend.
The Crimson Bears continued their undefeated streak by topping the Wolves 6-1 on Friday and then taking a Saturday doubleheader, 7-6 and 3-0.
"The hits are being distributed up and down the lineup and they're playing well as a team, which is good," JDHS coach Dave Massey said.
Pitcher/first baseman Ashley Larson and third baseman Ilea Belcourt failed to make the trip due to about of bronchitis, said Massey.
The team stepped up in their absence with clutch performances up and down the roster.
In Friday's five-run win, sophomore pitcher Andrea Doerflinger struck out 10 batters in a seven innings and yielded three hits in the win.
Nicole Bavard went 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored, Hannah Barril tripled and drove in a run, Alycia Cox had two RBIs and Nicole Fenumiai, up from the junior varsity, singled and drove in a run.
Sammy Roguska, Torie Powers and Doerflinger all had base hits and scored in the win.
In Saturday's 7-6 victory, Barril fanned six batters in four innings and Madison Massey pitched three innings of relief in the win.
Cox was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI, Doerflinger doubled and drove in two, Bavard singled and had two RBIs while Roguska and Massey each went 2-for-3 in the win.
"They're stepping up," Massey said. "Alycia Cox had to step in for Ashley into a position in the middle of the batting order, where's she not use to being. She had an RBI in the first inning in two of the three games when she had an opportunity. When she had the opportunity, she did it and that's all you can ask from someone in that position."
Doerflinger fired a complete-game shutout in Saturday's nightcap, striking out nine and walking six in the win.
She also doubled and drove in two runs in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.
"Sometimes the kids don't know how good they are," coach Massey said. "She [Doerflinger] is finally starting to figure it out. She is gaining confidence all along."
Barril went 4-for-4 with two triples, an RBI and a run scored in the win.
Also for JDHS, Powers, Fenumiai, Bavard and Cox all had base hits.
For the junior varsity last weekend, the Bears' 'C' team fell to Sitka, 6-4, on Friday.
Katie Damian struck out three batters while Britt Wiedeman had a home run in the loss. Damian doubled, while Joy Ross, Val Ozawa and Taelin Coffee all had base hits and Savannah Tajon went 2-for-3.
Also on Friday, Juneau-Douglas' J.V. team topped Sitka, 4-1, behind an eight strikeout performance from pitcher Carrie Laliberte.
Fenumiai went 3-for-3 with a triple, Cortney Wagner was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Wiedeman hit another home run.
The Bears then defeated Ketchikan, 3-2, on Friday night.
Katie Laliberte earned the pitching win while Carrie Laliberte went 3-for-3 with a double.
Ross had three hits, Fenumiai doubled while Wiedeman and Ashliegh Wilwert each singled.
On Saturday, the 'C' team beat the Wolves, 9-1.
Ross doubled and drove in a run, Ozawa singled and had an RBI, Wagner singled twice and Lindsay Birk went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Also in the win, Wiedeman and Chelsy Rivera each scored.
In the junior varsity nightcap on Saturday, Juneau routed Sitka 13-2.
Carrie Laliberte threw a one-hitter with nine strikeouts. She also had two base hits and two runs scored.
Ross went 2-for-4 with a run scored, Fenumiai singled and doubled, Wiedeman doubled and scored, Rivera singled and scored and Wagner had two doubles and a run scored.
Wilwert and Sara Manning each singled and scored in the win.
JDHS hosts Ketchikan this Friday and Saturday.
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