The Kayhi baseball team will be taking on the Petersburg Vikings tonight at 4 p.m.
Senior captain Michael Starr said he is confident in his team.
“We are heading off to Petersburg this weekend for our first conference games of the season,” said Starr. “I am confident that if we play clean, and as a team like I know we can, we will come out on the other side with a winning record. We’ve worked out the kinks in the offseason and we are ready for the real season to start.”
The Kayhi baseball team went 2-2 at the pre season invitational in Sitka. The Kings trailed defending state champion Sitka 7-6 until the top of the 7th inning Thursday, until junior Wyatt Barajas hit a go ahead 3-run homerun.
The Kings dominated Thunder Mountain 10-0 Friday, but the bats quieted down for the Kings in the final day of the invitational. Kayhi fell short in the last inning to Juneau Douglas 1-0. Wrapping up the weekend, the Kings lost to the Dimond Lynx 2-1.
The Kayhi baseball team will take on defending state champion Sitka tonight at 6 p.m. to kick off the weekend. The Kings will play Friday at 3 against Thunder Mountain. Finishing up the weekend Kayhi will battle Juneau Douglas at 9 a.m. and Dimond at 12 p.m.
Senior Kody Malouf said this weekend will be a good opportunity to see their opponents.
“It’s real nice because we get to have a good look at our competition for the region before the games actually matter,” said Malouf. “We get to play a lot more loose and try new things as far as lineups and strategies, it’s all really about feeling the other teams out and using what we learn later in the year.”
Games will be broadcasted by KTKN
The Kayhi baseball team went 1-3 in the Pride Classic tournament in Arizona. The Kings opened the tournament with a 19-3 win over Baker, Oregon Thursday.
Junior Liam Kiffer said that inconsistent pitching led the Kings.
“I think our pitching was the biggest difference in why we were able to win,” said Kiffer. “They weren’t able to throw strikes consistently and we were able to. We also had clutch hits with runners in scoring position. It was really fun to start off the year with the win.”
The bats quieted a bit in the final two days of the tournament and Kayhi went 0-3.
The Kings 6-3 lost to Standley Lake (CO), 10-7 to Cleveland (OR), 13-6 to Grant (OR).
Senior captain Michael Starr said the pre season games are beneficial.
“There was a lot of team bonding that will hopefully translate into working as a team, and that’s one of the most crucial parts of winning baseball games, said Starr. “The trip gave us a look at our lineup for the season and gave us the opportunity to work out some kinks.”
The Ketchikan Kings lost 7-1 against the Sitka Wolves yesterday. The Kings will play the Petersburg Vikings today at 1:30 in an elimination game.
The Lady Kings softball team lost to JDHS Thursday night, 10-3. The Lady Kings will take on Sitka today at 4 p.m. in an elimination game at the Region V softball tournament.
The Kayhi Kings baseball team (10-5, 8-4) went 1-2 this weekend against Thunder Mountain. The Kings lost 3-2 on Friday. Kayhi lost the first game of the day on Saturday 5-4, but then bounced back with a 5-3 win.
The Kayhi Junior Varsity team went 2-0. On Friday, Kayhi won 9-8 and on Saturday Kayhi won 17-4 in the 5th inning due to the 10-run rule.
Senior Noah King is ready to rebound after a disappointing weekend in Juneau.
“Going into the weekend, I felt confident about the team, we ended Sitka with a high note beforehand and we were planning to win against Thunder Mountain but we underestimated them and lost,” said King. “This weekend we have no games and we will prepare ourselves, and practice more on what we need to work on so we can win against Juneau-Douglas next weekend.”
The Kayhi Kings ( 9-3,7-2) baseball team added another 2 wins to their record against the Sitka Wolves. The Kings hosted their last games of the season and had their senior night on Saturday. On Thursday, the Kings fell to the Wolves 5-2. On Friday, Kayhi bounced back and defeated Sitka 5-3. The Kings ended the weekend on a win by beating the Wolves 9-3.
Senior Jackson Pool treated senior night just like any other game and played baseball.
“After we got honored, all of us seniors knew and were ready to play and we took it like a normal game, and we wanted to win for sure,” said Pool. “This was probably one of the biggest games for us because Sitka is our biggest competition.”
Junior Kody Malouf is confident in his team, and will stick to their normal game plan for their upcoming opponent, Thunder Mountain.
“It’s always fun to play, but I want to win first and I will do anything that the team needs, in order to win. It was the worst time to be on the field because it rained throughout the whole game but that’s they way it just goes sometimes,” said Malouf. “And in terms for preparing ourselves for these upcoming games against Thunder Mountain, I believe we are already great, we prepare for each team the same and we’re going to treat this game like it’s important because it is.”