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Soldotna baseball drops 2 games on Valley trip

SoHi softball goes 1-2 against Southeast in Homer

Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007

Wasilla senior Carl Brent tripled and drove in two runs to spark Wasilla’s 12-2 win over Soldotna at Carl Fritzler Field in Wasilla on Friday.

Brent finished 2-for-3 and drove in two runs in the win. He posted a run-scoring double in the fifth.

Senior Danny Lyles pitched three innings to earn the win, allowing five hits and two earned runs.

Freshman Dusty Wisdom held the Stars without a run or a hit in two strong innings of relief.

Justice Elson earned the start for Soldotna and pitched three innings, while Mike Griffin and Mike Eskue each pitched an inning of relief.

Colony 10, Soldotna 2

The Knights used a seven-run sixth inning in defeating the Stars on Saturday.

The first six batters to come to the plate scored during the sixth, an inning that saw the Knights send 11 players to the plate.

Colony also banged out six hits, including a two-RBI single by centerfielder Robert Fitch and a two-run double by leftfielder Wes Smith. Fitch and Smith both finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while shortstop Josh Boring went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

SoHi starter Josh Harvey suffered the loss for the Stars.

Sitka softball 5, Soldotna 0

Ketchikan 15, Soldotna 0, 3 inn.

Annie Gardner managed the Stars only hit as SoHi fell to Sitka on Saturday morning in Homer.

Kaitlyn Wehrli suffered the loss after allowing only one double and four walks over six innings while striking out five.

After scoring runs in the fourth and sixth innings, the Wolves used a three-run seventh to secure the victory.

Ketchikan then scored 13 runs in the first inning en route to an easy three-inning victory in the nightcap.

Shannon Lindley took the loss for Soldotna after striking out one in three innings.

Gardner also went 2-for-2 for the Stars (5-8), who host Chugiak for a doubleheader at 3 and 5 p.m. on Friday.

SoHi softball 5, Ketchikan 0

The Stars received a clutch pitching performance from freshman Kaitlyn Wehrli in picking up the victory in Homer on Friday.

Wehrli received the surprise start when scheduled starter Shannon Lindley could not make it to the game due to illness.

The Stars made life easier for Wehrli by playing an errorless game behind her. Wehrli and Vanessa Cleveland, who pitched the seventh inning, combined to hold the Kings to three hits.

Soldotna grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning. The Stars had six hits overall, and the biggest was a two-RBI double by Mariah Darrow in the third inning.

Darrow’s double gave SoHi a 4-0 lead, then a single scored Darrow with two outs to increase the cushion to 5-0. Annie Gardner also had a double for SoHi.

The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman contributed to this story.



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