Thunder Mountain High School baseball batted more hits than Ketchikan High School in both their games this weekend, but couldn’t find the run production they needed.
TMHS lost their second match 4-3 on Saturday at Ketchikan High School.
Though losing both their games this weekend, TMHS’ 7-5 and 4-3 losses must feel like positive results for the young Falcons squad, as Ketchikan is an early favorite to win the state title.
Ketchikan junior Spencer Erickson opened scoring in the third inning with two RBIs on a triple to left field. TMHS scored two in the fourth inning off sacrifice bunts, tying the game 2-2.
Stealing home in the fifth inning, TMHS senior Finn Collins earned the Falcons a 3-2 advantage.
Kayhi senior Mo Bullock scored from third after tagging up to tie the game 3-3 heading into the final inning.
Ketchikan junior Spencer Erickson doubled to center field sending senior Luke Jones home for the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.
Ketchikan junior pitcher Jack Carson was credited with the win. Carson threw 38 strikes on 63 pitches. TMHS senior Finn Collins threw 75 strikes on 136 pitches in the loss.
Thunder Mountain hosts Sitka in their home opener on April 29 and 30. Varsity matches open at 8 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Field.