Ketchikan surprises Crimson Bears with sweep

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008

In a battle of state champions on Saturday, Ketchikan showed it can more than hang with Alaska's elite softball teams.

Courtesy Of Juneau Softball Association
Courtesy Of Juneau Softball Association

The Lady Kings, the defending small-school state champs, swept a doubleheader from the visiting Crimson Bears. Ketchikan beat JDHS 3-2 and 2-1 on Saturday, halting the Bears' 12-game winning streak.

In the opening game, Darby Brown provided all of the offense for the defending large school state champion Crimson Bears. Brown hit a two-run home run, but the Kings pulled out the win.

Juneau couldn't get its bats going in the second game as Cortney Wagner provided the offense. She hit an RBI double in a 2-1 loss.

In the junior varsity game, Juneau-Douglas rebounded to win 18-0.

Up next for JDHS (12-2) is a crucial trip up north. The Bears will play doubleheaders at Wasilla at 6 p.m. today, at Colony at 6 p.m. Thursday, at West Valley at 6 p.m. Friday and at Lathrop at 11 a.m. Saturday.

These Railbelt Conference games will determine who qualifies for the state tournament on June 6-7 in Anchorage.

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