Sitka junior Grady Smith slides safely into home plate during the Wolves 13-7 win over the Ketchikan Kings for the Region V Baseball Championship on Saturday at Adair Kennedy Field (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Sitka junior Grady Smith slides safely into home plate during the Wolves 13-7 win over the Ketchikan Kings for the Region V Baseball Championship on Saturday at Adair Kennedy Field (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Sitka baseball boys win regions

Wolves defeat Kayhi for title, JDHS still state bound

The Sitka Wolves baseball team defeated the Ketchikan Kings 13-7, Saturday, at Adair Kennedy Field to win the Region V Baseball Tournament and secure a spot in the ASAA State Baseball Championships next weekend on the Wolves home Moller Field.

Wolves sophomore Bryce Calhoun started on the bump and went four innings, allowed four hits and four runs, walked two and struck out two. Senior Samuel Johnson made a mound appearance for two outs, allowed two runs and walked three. Senior Keaton Blankenship closed for 2.1 innings, allowing just one hit and one run and striking out two.

Sophomore Tanner Steinson led the Wolves with four RBI. Freshman Brett Ross led with three hits and four runs scored, and Steinson, junior Grady Smith and senior Bridger Bird had two hits each.

Ketchikan’s Bubba Williams, Chase Hanis and Trevor Sayer scored two runs each.

The Kings Thomas Kroscavage started and went 4.1 innings, allowed seven hits and eight runs, walked five and struck out three. Hayden Trudeau and Williams also took to the bump.

Already going to the state championships next weekend as the Southeast Conference number one seed by virtue of having the best regular season record the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé baseball team lost to the Ketchikan Kings 6-1 in a Saturday morning elimination game.

Crimson Bears player Nate Pick led the squad with a 1-1 day at the plate and one RBI. Marcus Underwood scored the lone run. Eli Crupi pitched four innings, allowed three hits and four runs, walked two and struck out four. Underwood relieved for two innings, allowed one hit and two runs.

Ketchikans Colby Hanchey led with two RBI and two hits and Williams led with two runs scored. Kegan Moore pitched a complete seven innings, allowing just three hits and one run, walking five and striking out five.

The Sitka Wolves defeated the Ketchikan Kings for the Region V Baseball Championship on Saturday on at Adair Kennedy Field. The ASAA State Baseball Championships are June 1-3 on Sitka’s Moller Field.

The Sitka Wolves defeated the Ketchikan Kings for the Region V Baseball Championship on Saturday on at Adair Kennedy Field. The ASAA State Baseball Championships are June 1-3 on Sitka’s Moller Field.

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