Mixed results for local Little League teams

Seniors baseball wins against Idaho; Juniors, Seniors softball lose

Posted: Monday, July 29, 2002

Juneau Little League teams competing in divisional tournaments had varied success on Sunday.

Gastineau Channel Little League's Seniors (age 15-16) baseball team beat the Idaho state champions, 9-5, for their second win of their Northwest Division tourney in Missoula, Mont.

The two Juneau softball teams in action on Sunday did not fare as well. The Seniors, playing in Oak Harbor, Wash., lost to the Washington state champs, 13-0.

The Juneau Juniors (age 13-14) softball team lost twice on Sunday and were eliminated from Northwest Division play in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho.

SUNDAY SCORES

SENIORS BASEBALL

JUNEAU 9, IDAHO 5

SENIORS SOFTBALL

WASHINGTON STATE 13, JUNEAU 0

JUNIORS SOFTBALL

OREGON 8, JUNEAU 2

MONTANA 6, JUNEAU 4

In Seniors baseball play Sunday, Juneau jumped out to an early 4-0 lead over the Idaho state champs from Boise.

Juneau scored one run in the first and added three in the second. C.J. Keys drove in Ryan Gorle in the second on a squeeze bunt.

Idaho stormed back to tie the game in the fourth. Juneau manager Bill McCauley reported that starting pitcher Mark Harmon, who shut down Idaho the first three innings, started to tire. Idaho scored four runs - three unearned - on three hits, two walks, a hit batter and a Juneau error.

Matt Greely came on to pitch for Juneau in relief and gave up one earned run on five hits over 3 2/3 innings of work.

Juneau jumped ahead for good with two runs in the bottom of the fourth, and added three insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Juneau's offensive leaders in the game included Keys, who finished 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI; Jordan Davis, who hit 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI; and Sergio Magallanes, who finished 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI.

On defense, Juneau quashed an Idaho rally in the second when Harmon struck out a batter and Chance Millay threw out a baserunner at second.

In the fifth, Keys and Erik Scholl turned a 6-4-3 double play to kill another Idaho rally.

Juneau will face Hawaii, the only other undefeated team in the tourney, this afternoon.

In Sunday's Seniors softball game in Oak Harbor, the Juneau hitters were baffled by Washington's off-speed pitcher, and the GCLL All-Stars fell, 13-0, in their first Northwest Division tourney game.

Juneau's Ashley Larson pitched a perfect first inning, but the defense fell apart after that and Washington scored seven runs in the second. Shannon King came on to pitch in relief and did a good job of holding things together the rest of the game.

Juneau will play Oregon today in the double-elimination tournament.

The Juniors softball squad lost a pair of games on Sunday in Coeur D'Alene to end their season.

In the first game, Juneau ran into a tough Oregon team and fell, 8-2. Manager Dennis Powers said Oregon's pitchers dominated the game as they jumped out to an 8-0 lead after four innings. Juneau scored two unearned runs in the fifth.

In the second match, the Montana state champs scored four unearned runs in the second en route to a 6-4 win.

On offense for Juneau, Sammy Roguska had an RBI sacrifice in the second to score Rena Dalman. Torie Powers had an RBI single in the third, and Rachelle Miller had a two-RBI hit in the fifth.



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