Thursday softball recap: TMHS blasts Sitka

Thunder Mountain High School’s Thursday night game against visiting Sitka was called in the fourth inning as the Falcons’ bats smothered the Wolves in a 16-1 win.

The girls scored three in the first, six in the second and seven in the third in the overwhelming win. Thunder Mountain swung for 20 hits to Sitka’s three, including four hits for junior Haleigh Dicarlo and four for Maximina Saceda-Hurt, who was perfect at the plate going 4-4.

Junior Alondra Echiverri led the Falcons with four RBIs on four at bats. Senior pitcher Taylor Beardslee got the win with six strikeouts in four innings.

Sitka’s Meaghan Way batted in the Wolves lone RBI, a groundout that sent Sitka’s Iwamoto home in the third inning.

JDHS over Kayhi with Bates’ two dingers

Juneau-Douglas High School senior Quincy Bates had a brilliant night Thursday on both sides of the ball, pitching for a win against Ketchikan High School while homering twice.

JDHS softball took Ketchikan High School down on Thursday 4-1.

Bates homered to left field to open scoring in the first, a two-RBI shot that sent junior Sami Good home. JDHS’ lead remained at 2-0 until the third when Bates hit her second homer, pulling her shot again to left field that put JDHS up 3-0.

Kayhi answered in the fourth inning when the Kings’ Lexi Biggerstaff reached home on an error.

Bates then doubled in the fourth, sending senior Amanda Bicknell home and accounting for all four of JDHS’ RBIs.

Sophomore Leah Spargo relieved Bates at pitcher in the fifth, shutting Ketchikan out the rest of the game.

JDHS bats overwhelm Homer

Juneau-Douglas High School’s jumped to an early lead against visiting Homer High School on Thursday, taking the Mariners down in a four-inning rout.

JDHS scored 10 runs in the first three innings and added seven in the fourth for the 17-5 win.

Junior Sami Good racked up four RBIs for the JDHS varsity squad, going 3-4 from the plate. Freshman Skylar Hickok added three RBIs.

Homer took an early lead in the first to go up 2-0, but JDHS responded for five first-inning runs. A two-RBI double by junior Maddie Johnson helped the Crimson Bears tie the game 2-2 before scoring off a Hickok single, an error and a grounder by senior Samanta Pak.

JDHS matched Homer’s one run in the second, then went for four in the third. In the fourth JDHS stretched their five-run lead to 12, scoring off two walks, a single by senior Amanda Bicknell, a single by Good, and a popup single by freshman Sophia Schauwecker.

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