Sports Brief: Juneau-Douglas sweeps Soldotna softball

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Juneau-Douglas softball team swept host Soldotna on Tuesday in nonconference action.

The Crimson Bears won the first game 8-2 and the second game 5-2 as the Stars fell to 5-3 overall this season.

"It's really nice that Juneau came down to play us," Soldotna coach David Cleveland said. "We played them pretty good."

Briana VinZant pitched the first game, which went five innings, for the Stars. She gave up seven hits and all her runs were earned as the Stars committed only one error in the game. The Crimson Bears scored five runs in the first inning.

"It was a little shaky in the first, but then they settled down pretty good," Cleveland said.

Juneau was up 8-0 after the top of the third before the Stars scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the third. The two runs scored on a throwing error after a batted ball by Alisah Kress. VinZant was 2-for-2 with a walk and a run for SoHi.

In the second game, Nikki Hegge and VinZant combined to pitch the six innings. Hegge pitched 1 1-3 innings before struggling and giving way to VinZant, who went 1 2-3 innings. Hegge then pitched the last three. Hegge gave up five hits and four runs, while VinZant yielded three hits and one run. All the runs were earned as the Stars committed only two errors.

At the plate, Amandra Cobb was 1-for-3 with a run and Natalie Kress was 1-for-2 with a run. Hegge also had a double in each game.

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