Sports Briefs

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

SoHi softball topples Skyview

The Soldotna softball team improved to 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the Northern Lights Conference with an 18-0 victory in three innings against host Skyview on Monday.

Nikki Hegge and Briana VinZant combined on the no-hitter for the Stars. Hegge threw the first inning, striking out one, while VinZant pitched the final two innings, striking out two.

VinZant was 3-for-3 with a double and four runs on the plate. Natalie Kress had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. In all, the Stars had 11 hits.

"They played better than the first time we saw them," Skyview coach David Cleveland said of the Panthers.

Today, Skyview travels to Homer for a 6 p.m. game, while the Stars host Juneau-Douglas at 5 and 7 p.m.

Soldotna baseball blanks Kenai Central

The host Soldotna baseball team defeated Kenai Central 13-0 in Northern Lights Conference action Monday.

The game didn't count toward the conference standings, SoHi coach Roger Phillips said.

SoHi's Tyler Fritz allowed one hit and had three strikeouts on 65 pitches, facing 20 batters.

The Stars finished with eight hits and were led by Jarrett Urban, who was 2-for-2 with a home run; Shane Miller, who was 1-for-2;. Josiah Covey, who was 1-2; and Max Hegge, who was 2-of-4.

SoHi, which has struggled on defense much of the season, committed one error.

"It was really positive in terms of playing fundamental baseball," Phillips said. "Hopefully it turns it around a little bit."

The Kards, in their first year of baseball, are searching for their first win. The squad lost its opener to Homer and fell to Palmer on Saturday.

"The score is not indicative of the way the game was played," Phillips said. "Those kids on the opposite side played good ball. They are quality players."

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