Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Thunder Mountain High School softball team earned first place in the Southeast Conference with a 4-2 win over Ketchikan on Thursday at Dimond Park Fields.
TMHS scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the third inning as sophomore Jenna Dobson hit a fielder’s choice scoring senior Taylor Johnson.
Ketchikan tied the game in the top of the fourth as Gabby Mas reached on an error scoring Taylor Jackson.
TMHS scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning as Jack Lovejoy reached on an error scoring senior Rileyanna Payne, and sophomore Ashlyn Gates scored on a pickoff attempt from home to third base.
Ketchikan scored a run in the top of the fifth as Shaely Mendoza hit a lead-off single and scored as Kenzie Pahang reached on an error.
TMHS scored their final run in the bottom of the fifth as senior Sydney Strong doubled and scored on a Payne single to left field.
Payne went 2-3 with one run batted in and one run scored to lead the Falcons. Dobson had one RBI. Senior Anne-Alese Rentrop and Strong had one hit apiece. Strong, Payne, Gates and Johnson scored one run each.
Sophomore Jack Lovejoy started in the circle and went 6.2 innings, allowing just four hits and two runs, and struck out five batters and walked three.
Ketchikan’s Hannah Moody went two innings, allowed one run, struck out one and walked one.
Kenzie Pahang relived for four innings, allowed six hits and three runs, struck out four and walked two.
Pahang and Mas had one RBI apiece. Mas had two hits, Rylie Welk, Mendoza, Pahang and Faith Easterly one hit each. Mendoza and Jackson scored one run apiece.
TMHS improves to 6-1 in the SEC while Ketchikan falls to 5-2. JDHS (3-4) defeated Sitka (0-6) on Thursday 4-2 at Melvin Park Field.
All four Southeast Region V softball teams will be in action over the weekend.
7 p.m. JDHS Varsity vs Ketchikan at MPF (JV 5 p.m.).
7 p.m. TMHS Varsity vs Sitka at DPF (JV 5 p.m.).
10 a.m. JDHS Varsity vs Sitka at MPF.
10 a.m. TMHS Varsity vs Ketchikan at DPF (JV 8 a.m.).
1:30 p.m. TMHS Varsity vs Sitka (JV 3:30 p.m.).
5 p.m. JDHS Varsity vs Ketchikan (JV 2:30 p.m.)
Above - Ketchikan third baseman Taylor Jackson (21) catches a foul ball out as Thunder Mountain on-deck hitter Jenna Dobson looks on during the Lady Kings 4-2 loss to the Falcons, Thursday, at Dimond Park Fields in Juneau. Below - Ketchikan High School batter Faith Easterly and Thunder Mountain catcher Sydney Strong eye a pitch. (Klas Stolpe/KINY)