Homer baseball splits doubleheader with Colony

  • By Staff Report
  • Saturday, May 2, 2015 1:24am
  • Sports

The Homer baseball team split a doubleheader against Colony Friday evening in Palmer, losing the first matchup 14-4 and winning the second one 14-3. The Mariners move to 2-1 overall in 2015, and 0-1 in the Northern Lights Conference.

Brandon Beachy pitched four innings for the Mariners with six hits and seven walks in the opener before handing it over to Sheldon Hutt, who finished up with two innings of 3-hit ball.

J.J. Sonnen provided the power for Homer by hitting 2 for 2 with two runs. Owen Delehanty went 1 for 3 and Kyle Johnson hit 1 for 1 with a walk and one run.

“Colony has some good hitters,” said Homer coach Rich Sonnen. “They hit everything we threw across the plate, but we had trouble finding the strike zone too.”

Sonnen said his rotation gave up 10 walks, which he said is something to improve upon.

In the second game, a nonleague clash, Homer found the magic with Michael Swoboda at the plate. Swoboda hit 2 for 3 with a walk and two runs.

J.J. Sonnen got the win on the mound with five innings of work, giving up two hits, four walks and getting three strikeouts.

“In the second game, we kind of flip-flopped,” coach Sonnen said. “Colony’s pitcher didn’t get his start that he needed, and we kept it going from there.”

Homer will face Wasilla in a doubleheader on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

More in Sports

Cook Inlet Academy sophomore Ian McGarry battles for a rebound against Birchwood Christian on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at Cook Inlet Academy just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
CIA’s Ian McGarry gets 1A boys Player of Year

Cook Inlet Academy sophomore Ian McGarry was named the Class 1A boys… Continue reading

The Kenai Central cheerleading team. Back row, left to right: Caitlyn Martin, Sylvia McGraw, Ayla Tallent, Sarah Baisden, Genesis Trevino, Malena Grieme, Maya Montague, Taya Swick and Cali Holmes. Front row, left to right: Ella Romero, Brooklynn Reed and Makenize Harden. (Photo provided)
Kenai cheerleaders win 3rd straight state title

The Kenai Central cheerleading squad won its third straight Division II March… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears goalie Nils Wallstrom celebrates winning a shootout over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Brown Bears sweep Ice Dogs, move into 3rd place

The Kenai River Brown Bears earned a two-game sweep over the Fairbanks… Continue reading

Bears top Dogs, move into 4th place

The Kenai River Brown Bears defeated the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4-3 on… Continue reading

Kenai girls take 4th, Kenai boys take 6th at state

The Kenai Central girls basketball team took fourth place and the Kardinals… Continue reading

Chad Anderson of Kasilof and Allie Ostrander guide Everett Anderson, 3, to the finish line Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Salmon Run Series at Tsalteshi Trails. Getting the free ride on Chad’s shoulders is Ben Anderson, 2. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Ostrander, Gemmell make Alaska High School Hall of Fame

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central High School, and Joshua… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School esports players participate in a practice match of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ahead of a scheduled game at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Esports Week 6: Nikiski is 1st local team to earn playoff spot

Each of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s esports teams had a… Continue reading

Kenai girls, boys move to 4th-place games

The Kenai girls and boys basketball teams both notched victories Friday at… Continue reading

Bears host Ice Dogs, renew fight for playoff spot

The Kenai River Brown Bears begin a two-game series with the Fairbanks… Continue reading

Most Read