Crimson Bears sweep Knights on the road

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2008

The Juneau-Douglas High School softball team swept previously undefeated Colony on Friday at Wasilla.

Courtesy Of Juneau Softball Association
Courtesy Of Juneau Softball Association

The Crimson Bears maintained their perfect record in Railbelt Conference play with 9-2 and 9-0 wins over the Knights.

In the opening game, Carrie Laliberte yielded two runs off six hits in seven innings to lead the Bears. She struck out four batters in the process.

Offensively, Nethia Lavering had two hits and two RBIs and Laliberte hit a single, double, drove in a run and scored twice.

Brittany Fenumiai went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI, Cortney Wagner had two runs scored to go along with a single and a triple and Taylor Larson went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the win. Also for JDHS, Lii Levale went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

JDHS broke the game open with a four-run third inning.

In the second game, freshman Jennifer Nelson pitched a three-hit, complete-game shutout with three strikeouts.

Hannah Massey provided the offensive fireworks with two singles, a double and two RBIs.

Lavering went 2-for-2 with an RBI, Krista Barril hit an RBI triple, Darby Brown went 2-for-4, Nicole Fenumiai hit a two-run single and freshman Megan Hart singled in a run.

Juneau-Douglas (16-2, 6-0 Railbelt) next travels to Fairbanks to play a doubleheader against West Valley starting at 6 p.m. today. The Crimson Bears then conclude the regular season Saturday with a doubleheader against Lathrop starting at 11 a.m.

In junior varsity action, Sitka knocked off Juneau-Douglas 6-2 at Melvin Park.

Megan Mauseth tripled and scored, Kaci Hansen drove in a run while Gabbie Saldivar, Alyssa Hulbert, Nicole Young and Amy Bergmann each hit base hits in defeat. Hulbert also scored in the loss.

Mauseth scattered five hits in three innings while Kalea Chapman allowed two hits in two innings of relief for JDHS.

Juneau's JV finishes its season with a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. today against Sitka.

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