Kenai in second at District 1 round robin

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2000

Heading into the final day of round-robin play, Kenai is in second place at the Alaska District 1 Senior Softball Tournament at the Soldotna Little League Fields.

The tournament has seven teams of 14- to 16-year-olds and each team will play every other team once. Those with the best records advance to Saturday's first- and third-place games.

Kenai, which has a bye today, has already finished up round-robin play with a 5-1 record. Abbott-O-Rabbit is on top with a 5-0 record, while Dimond-West is 4-1, Soldotna is 2-3, Knik is 2-3, Homer is 0-5 and Nunaka Valley is 0-5.

Abbott-O-Rabbit faces off today against Dimond-West. If AOR wins, Kenai will advance to Saturday's 1 p.m. championship game. If AOR loses, a series of tiebreakers will be used to determine which teams go to the championship game.

Kenai defeated Soldotna Wednesday 9-8 in nine innings in a game scheduled to go seven. In the ninth, Soldotna went up 8-7, but Kenai scored twice in the bottom of the ninth for the victory.

For Soldotna, Carisa Sparks was 2-for-4, Jamie Beever was 2-for-4 with two doubles, Adrienne Gardner had two hits and Ashley Duwe had two RBIs.

Kenai defeated Homer Thursday, while Soldotna rebounded for an 11-1 victory over Nunaka Valley. Sondra Mize recorded the win for Soldotna pitching all seven innings and giving up one hit while striking out three. Gardner helped out Mize with solid play at third base.

For Soldotna, Jessica Truesdell was 2-for-3 with two runs, Beever had three RBIs, Sparks was 3-for-3 with a double and Jenna Syverson had two RBIs. Soldotna plays today at 6:30 p.m. against Knik at the Soldotna Little League Fields. The winner will play in the third-place game Saturday at 10 a.m.

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