Baseball roundup: Kenai loses to Colony, Homer tops Houston

The Soldotna boys baseball team wrapped up its regular season with an 8-4 win over host Homer on Friday in Southcentral Conference play.


The Stars moved their record to 8-2 in the league and 8-3 overall.

Max Hegge pitched the first three innings for SoHi, giving up three runs — two earned. He struck out one.

When Hegge left the game, the Stars were behind 3-1, but Tyler Marcuson came on and gave up just one unearned run in four innings to allow the Stars to catch up. Marcuson struck out six.

“He basically closed like a beast,” SoHi assistant Mike Griffin said.

Zack Haning had a solid start for Homer, yielding two runs in four innings, but the Stars got to reliever Willie Deaver for six runs to take an 8-4 lead after six innings. Lucas pitched a scoreless inning to close for Homer.

Jarrett Urban was 3 for 4 with a run and a double for SoHi, while Shayne Miller was 3 for 4 with two runs, a double and two RBIs. Also for SoHi, Gavin Larson was 3 for 4 with a run, double and two RBIs.

Tommy Bowe paced Homer by going 2 for 4.

Kenai Central 10, Houston 0

The host Kardinals toppled the Hawks on Friday in Southcentral Conference action.

The game went five innings due to the mercy rule. Ethan Oliver pitched all five, giving up two hits, walking three and striking out nine.

Oliver was 1 for 1 with two runs, while AJ Hull was 3 for 3 with three runs, four RBIs and a home run, Robert Cockrell was 2 for 3 with two runs, two RBIs and a home run, and Zack Mese was 2 for 3 with three RBIs.

Colony 13, Kenai 6

The visiting Knights notched a Southcentral Conference victory on Saturday.

Kenai finishes at 7-2 in the league and 8-2 overall.

The Kards were leading 4-0 going into the fifth inning, but Colony scored seven runs to take control of the game.

“They were hitting absolutely everything,” Kenai coach John Kennedy said. “When we had a chance to make plays, we didn’t make them.”

Cockrell pitched the first four innings and yielded three runs. Hull pitched one-plus inning and gave up eight runs, while Dallas Pierren pitched the last two innings and gave up two runs.

Hull was 4 for 4 with two RBIs and two home runs, while Johnny Wilson was 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI. Matt Mendenhall was 1 for 3, with his first hit of the season.

“It was senior day, and our seniors today actually played very well,” Kennedy said.

Homer 16, Houston 7

The host Mariners notched a Southcentral Conference victory on Saturday.

Willie Deaver kept the Mariners in the game by pitching the third through sixth innings. He struck out five and also drove in three runs to tie up the game during that time.

Brian Rowe pitched a scoreless seventh for Homer.

Dylan Morrison had a triple and an RBI for the Mariners, while Deaver had two doubles and three RBIs.


Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:32

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