Crimson Bears take third game from Vikings

Juneau-Douglas High School’s baseball team earned their third win Tuesday night against Petersburg, starting the season 3-0.

JDHS won 15-4 in the fifth inning after the game was called early due to the 10-run mercy rule.

The Crimson Bears made their mark with an 11-run first inning, scoring seven before giving up a single out.

After Petersburg senior Ethan Bryner opened scoring with a deep fly to left center field, JDHS took to the bats in a big way.

Opening scoring in the bottom of the first was JDHS pitcher Donovan McCurley, who brought Michael Cesar home off a deep triple to left field.

Junior Bryce Swofford hit a grounder to left field for the second RBI. Batting next, Quin Gist brought Swofford in off a grounder of his own, then pitcher Erik Kelly earned two RBIs off an infield grounder. Nico Heberd batted two more in, Swofford and Kelly would add one more RBI each and McCurley two more before the inning was over.

JDHS scored two more runs in the second and two in the fourth.

Petersburg’s Bryner accounted for three of his team’s four RBIs on the night.

JDHS heads to Sitka to face South, Ketchikan and Sitka high schools in a weekend tournament starting Thursday.

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