Geoffrey Craig picked up the victory on the mound and Jon Davis hit a grand slam home run as Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League All-Stars beat Petersburg 14-3 on Saturday to conclude the round-robin pool-play portion of the District 2 Major Division (Age 11-12) Little League Baseball Tournament in Ketchikan with an unbeaten record.
Juneau went 6-0 in the round-robin portion of the tournament to earn the top seed for Monday's semifinals. After a day off today for the tournament picnic, Juneau will play fourth-seeded Wrangell at 3 p.m. on Monday while Ketchikan and Sitka play in the 6 p.m. semifinal game. The two winners will play for the district title on Tuesday, with the winner advancing to the state tournament July 26-30 in Fairbanks.
In Saturday's game, Collin Monagle hit a two-run single in the first inning to drive home Corey Mahar and Sean Bavard with the first two Juneau runs. Mahar went 2-for-4 with two runs for the game, while Bavard was 3-for-3 with three runs.
Davis went 2-for-4 with one run and four RBIs, while Craig scored twice for the GCLL All-Stars. Dylan Kolvig went 2-for-2 with a run scored and Aaron Cohen hit a ground-rule double and scored a run for Juneau, which turned two double plays on defense in a game called after four innings because of the 10-run rule.
Major Division Softball
Nunaka Valley beat Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League All-Stars 16-12 on Saturday to claim the title in the Alaska State Major Division Little League Softball Tournament and earn a trip to Butte, Mont., for the Western Division Tournament.
Juneau led by two runs early in Saturday's game, but Nunaka Valley took the lead in the third inning and held it the rest of the game.
Elizabeth Cordero, Hannah Massey, Darby Brown, Lii Levale and Luvonna Martin scored two runs each for Juneau. Brittany Fenumiai had two RBIs and a double, while Levale hit a double.
"The third inning was our downfall today, they scored six runs in the third inning," Juneau manager Gail Fenumiai said. "Take those five runs they scored with two outs away and we win the game, possibly."
In Friday's game, errors helped Nunaka Valley claim a 12-2 victory in the first game of the best-of-three-game series.
Hannah Massey and Rachel Peyton scored Juneau's runs, while Kristie Ely had an RBI.
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