Sitka stays perfect in Minor Baseball All-Star tournament

Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sitka maintained its perfect record in the Alaska District 2 Little League Minor Baseball All-Star Tournament with a 4-2 win over Prince of Wales on Tuesday at Miller Field.

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Prince of Wales fell to 0-4 with the loss.

TUESDAY'S GAMES

Juneau East 17, Ketchikan 6

Juneau East bounced back after a Monday loss to beat Ketchikan on Tuesday.

Juneau East improved to 3-1 in pool play while Ketchikan fell to 1-3.

Juneau West 19, Petersburg 3

Juneau West kept pace with the tournament's leading teams with a victory over Petersburg.

Juneau West moved into a second-place tie with Juneau East with the win, improving its record to 3-1.

Petersburg fell to 1-3 with the defeat.

MONDAY'S GAMES

Juneau West 10, Ketchikan 6

Jack Withington, Colin Ludeman, Jacob Thibodeau, Jacob Bicknell and Dennis Barril all pitched in Juneau West's win over Ketchikan.

Down 5-3 in the fifth inning, Juneau West rallied for seven runs with two outs to earn the comeback win.

Ned Day, Matt Hendricks and Duncan Menzies pitched for Ketchikan.

Sitka 20, Juneau East 10

Sitka jumped out to a big first-inning lead and held on for the win.

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A.J. Inman hit a two-run triple, and Joe Inman scored a run for Sitka.

"These guys are tough," Sitka manager Bruce Belley said of Juneau East. "A big lead is never enough against these guys."

Pitchers Joey Inman, P.J. Sanchez and Erikson Fish teamed up on the hill to lead Sitka.

For Juneau East, Tristan Forrest hit an RBI triple.

Hunter Miller, Jacob Macaulay, Michael Dale and Caleb Tompkins all pitched for Juneau East.

Petersburg 13, Prince of Wales 12

Jaren Volek and Julian Chavero split most of the time pitching for Petersburg as their team nipped Prince of Wales.

Kayin McCay threw one pitch in Petersburg's win.

Hunter Fitch, Lewis Owen and Alex Nickerson all threw for POW.

SUNDAY'S GAMES

Ketchikan 12, Petersburg 11

Ketchikan won its first game of the tournament on Sunday.

Juneau East 9, Prince of Wales 6

R.J. Markovich, Nathan Klein and Caleb Tompkins all pitched in Juneau East's win over Prince of Wales.

Sitka 10, Juneau West 1

Sitka stayed perfect in tournament play Sunday with a win over Juneau West.

A.J. Inman, P.J. Sanchez, Erikson Fish and Louis Belley all pitched in the win.

Saturday's Games

Sitka 4, Ketchikan 0

Sitka opened the tournament with a shutout victory over Ketchikan at Miller Field.

Louis Belley had two hits and scored twice, P.J. Sanchez singled and scored, and Evan McArthur scored and stole a base in the win.

For Ketchikan, Casey Hendricks and Alex Pihl had hits.

Joey Inman, Sanchez, Erikson Fish, Belley and A.J. Inman all pitched for Sitka while Hendricks and Ned Day took the ball for Sitka.

Juneau West 12, Prince of Wales 2

Juneau West opened with a 10-run victory over Prince of Wales.

Collin Ludeman had two hits and drove in three runs while R.J. Markovich hit a double and scored twice for Juneau West.

Jack Withington doubled and had two RBIs, while Dennis Barril, Shane Mielke, John Scudder and Devin Williams also walked and scored in the win.

Ludeman, Jacob Thibodeau and Markovich all pitched in the win.

Juneau East 25, Petersburg 10

Nick Stewart had three hits, including a home run, to lead Juneau East past Petersburg.

Stewart also scored four runs and posted two RBIs in the win. Grant Ainsworth tripled and scored three times, while Hunter Miller had a hit and an RBI in the win.

For Petersburg, Jared Volk drove in two runs, while Zach Bray had a sacrifice and an RBI.

Stewart, Ainsworth and Colton Womack all pitched in the win, while Colby Bell, Ethan Bryner, Volk, Vince Kowalski, Bray, Julian Chavero and Ian Fleming all pitched for Petersburg.

• Freelance reporter Kevin Sellers contributed to this report. The Juneau Empire sports department would like to thank the Gastineau Channel Little League and Steve Baseden for providing the information seen here.



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