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Sitka beats POW 10-0 in Major Baseball tourney

Juneau West stands first in tourney, Sitka second, Ketchikan third, Juneau East fourth

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sitka starting pitcher Joey Inman went 3⅔ innings in their 10-0 victory over Prince of Wales on Monday in the Major Baseball tournament in Juneau.

Sitka scored only one in the first inning but seven in the second, with three home runs in four batters. AJ Inman had a grand slam, and Joey Inman, Brian Way and Erikson Fish had home runs.

"We hit pretty well today," Sitka coach Jim Way said. "Defense played pretty well. We had three pitchers who all pitched well."

Sitka pitchers Ryan Jarvill threw an inning and Spencer Coombs finished the game. Sitka claimed two in fifth and final inning.

"Prince of Wales played hard. They never gave up," Way said. "They got the bases loaded a couple times. I'd like to compliment them, because they did a good job."

Ketchikan 14, Petersburg 1

Ketchikan, who went through four pitchers in the four-inning game, scored seven in the first inning.

"It was a fairly quick game," Ketchikan coach Bill Gass said. "Petersburg had played two really, really tough games previous to that. They're pitching was exhausted. ... They just didn't have much left this morning."

In the offensive highlight of the game, Ketchikan's Colton Paulson hit a home run in the third inning.

Juneau West 10, Juneau East 5

Juneau East starting pitcher Dustin Rumfelt threw two strong innings giving up only one run going into the third. Gus Swanton, Brian Mielke and Jackson Pavitt pitched in relief.

Offensively, Jackson Pavitt went 2-2 with a double and a homerun. Pavitt, Collin Ludeman and Swanton all had solo homeruns in the loss to Juneau West.

Defensively, East's Kenny Fox turned an exciting 5U double-play to stop a Juneau West rally in the top of the fifth. Juneau West went on to win 10-5.



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