Aspen Kasper is the Juneau Empire’s player of the week.
Kasper, a freshman at Thunder Mountain High School, hit back-to-back home runs in Friday’s 10-8 loss to Sitka. After hammering a two-run shot in the first inning, Kasper tied the game in the third inning with another long ball. The Falcons finished the week 1-2.
Thunder Mountain (2-4) plays against Juneau-Douglas (1-10) for the first time of the season Thursday night. The junior varsity and varsity games are scheduled for 4 and 7 p.m., respectively. The two rematch the following night at the same times.