Kenai, Homer baseball swept on road

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The Kenai Central baseball team lost 9-0 to Palmer on Saturday in Wasilla.

Kenai coach Luke Oliver said the Kardinals did better than in a Friday loss to Palmer.

He said the pitchers were much better getting the ball over the plate. Simon Grenier got the start and went the first four innings, giving up one earned run.

Oliver said errors hurt in the game, as four of Palmer’s nine runs were earned.

“The offense was putting the ball in play more often and was more aggressive,” Oliver said. “There were less swings and misses.”

Brady Bostic was 1 for 3 with a double for the Kards.

Palmer 13, Kenai 2, 5 inn.

The Moose invoked the run rule Friday in Wasilla as the Kardinals stepped on the field for the first time this season.

Kenai coach Luke Oliver said the Kenai pitchers have been throwing bullpens, but have not faced hitters. He said that showed with a lot of walks, but added when the pitchers threw strikes, the defense played well.

On offense, Oliver said the Kardinals have only been in a batting cage, so it was a difficult task to time up pitching.

Jackson Dupperon had a bloop single to knock in Kenai’s two runs.

Kodiak 15, Homer 2, 5 inn.

The Bears invoked the mercy rule on the Mariners on Friday.

Kodiak 10, Homer 2

The Bears sent the Mariners to 0-2 with the Saturday victory.

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