Juneau East earns two wins in major baseball tournament

Juneau West topples Haines, 13-5

Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2005

Juneau East won two games over the weekend in the Alaska Little League Major Baseball Tournament in Sitka.

Juneau East (2-3) utilized a 10-run fifth inning to topple Ketchikan 13-3 Saturday.

Justin Brooks led East with a three hits and three RBIs, including a two-run home run.

Brendan Daugherty scored twice, Damon Ludwig had three hits and an RBI, Alex Campbell singled and scored and Ty McMichael hit an RBI double in the win.

Ben Hotch had three hits and two RBIs, Matt Vandor posted two hits and stole two bases and Ryan Baldwin stroked a two-run single for Juneau East.

Also in the win, Garret Jones singled, stole a base and scored and Martin Conshas-Michael walked and stole a base.

On Friday, Juneau East edged cross-town rival Juneau West 9-6.

Hotch had three singles and three RBIs, McMichael scored twice and double and Devan Neal scored a run for Juneau East.

Vandor hit a two-run single, Ludwig had two hits, Brooks drove in two runs while Chris Holloway and Daugherty each singled and scored in the win.

For Juneau West, Lance Ibesate stole two bases and singled, while Josh Magnuson, James San Miguel, Bobby Simpson, Christopher Luck and Mark Idone all had RBIs.

Christian Jacobsen singled and scored and Andrew White had a run scored in the loss.

Juneau West (3-2) rebounded Saturday to defeat Haines, 13-5.

Ibesate pitched three innings and struck out five to earn the win. Magnuson, Jacobsen, Luck and Ryan Kelly all took the ball in relief and combined to fan three batters for Juneau West.

Jacobsen led Juneau West with a 3-for-4 effort. Ibesate went 1-for-4, Magnuson posted three base hits, Tyler Moss went 1-for-2 and San Miguel went 4-for-5 in the win.

Also for Juneau West, Luck went 1-for-3 and Idone was 1-for-2.

Juneau West plays today at 6 p.m. against Sitka (5-0).

In the Alaska Little League Major Softball State Tournament, the Juneau All-Stars stand one win away from a berth in the regional tournament following an 8-2 win over Nunaka Valley in Anchorage.

Juneau leads the best-of-three series one game to none and can wrap up the state title today at 3 p.m.

Jennifer Nelson pitched a complete-game shutout with six strikeouts. She yielded only three hits in the win.

Offensively for Juneau, Kalea Chapman went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored. Peyton Millay walked twice and scored twice, Megan Mauseth singled and scored, Taylor Larson tripled and scored and Nelson went 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Also in the win, Megan Wright singled and scored.

Juneau scored seven runs in the first two innings to take care of Nunaka Valley.

The winner of the series travels to Vancouver, Wash., to play in the West Region tournament which takes place July 30 to Aug. 7.

* Tim Nichols, sports editor, can be reached at sports@juneauempire.com



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