Homer softball goes 2-1 Friday at Kodiak tourney

  • By Staff Report
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 3:33pm
  • Sports

The Homer softball team opened its 2018 season Friday in a Kodiak preseason tournament, going 2-1 against stiff competition.

The Mariners beat Service 4-2 and host Kodiak 5-3 before slipping in an 11-8 loss to Wasilla.

In their opening win over Service, Annalynn Brown struck out five in four strong innings of work in the pitching circle. The Cougars could only get three hits and two walks off Brown.

Brown also knocked in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the top of the fourth.

Sadie Blake tied the game in the third with a bases-loaded walk,

On offense, Homer only managed two hits but drew seven walks total.

Grace Godfrey was the hero in Homer’s 5-3 victory over Kodiak, cranking a go-ahead grand slam in the second inning to send the Mariners to the win. Godfrey ended up 2 for 2.

Kaitlyn Johnson had tied the game in the bottom of the first with an RBI groundout.

Brown once again got the start in pitching and was tagged with three runs on two hits in three frames of work, while striking out six.

Homer found much better hitting against Wasilla, getting nine base hits that more than doubled their Friday output, but the Warriors hit back with 11 hits and 11 runs in just two total innings. Homer also committed six errors.

Homer pitcher Becca Chapman worked through 43 pitches in one inning, giving up eight runs (four earned) on four hits and three walks. Hannah Hatfield pitched the second frame and gave up three runs on four hits and a walk.

Godfrey once again came up big from the plate, hitting 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBI, while Briana Hetrick went 2 for 2 with three RBI on two doubles, and Miranda Martin was 2 for 2 with two RBI.

More in Sports

Kenai Central's Kate Wisnewski heads the ball wide of the net Friday, April 19, 2024, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Friday: Kenai girls soccer topples Grace

Kate Wisnewski netted a hat trick as the host Kenai Central girls… Continue reading

Thursday: Homer girls soccer downs Grace Christian

The host Homer girls soccer team defeated Grace Christian 5-0 on Thursday… Continue reading

Homer softball drops 2 at Sitka tourney

The Homer softball team opened its season Thursday at the Sitka High… Continue reading

Soldotna baseball, softball teams cancel trip to Kodiak

The Soldotna baseball and softball teams did not travel to Kodiak due… Continue reading

A group of caribou mosey across Murwood Avenue near Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, April 14, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Out of the Office: ‘Let’s mosey’

Sunday, I photographed some caribou close to my home. As I photographed… Continue reading

Kenai Central’s Kylee Verkuilen races Nikiski for control of the ball during a soccer game at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai, Alaska, on Friday, April 12, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai sweeps, shuts out Nikiski in Friday soccer games

Kenai girls and boys teams opened with early goals

Head coach Taylor Shaw (center) talks to the Kenai River Brown Bears during a timeout at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska, on Saturday, March 23, 2024. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Season review: Brown Bears hope to build on solid finish to season

It’s not easy to finish a season in last place in a division, yet have plenty of reasons for optimism for the next season

Homer snow shuffles sports schedule

The Mariners were supposed to host Kenai Central in Thursday

Most Read