Alaska Sports Digest for May 1

Prep softball

East 16, Eagle River 0

A delayed start to the high school softball season didn’t hurt Taria Page’s game. 

The East High slugger homered over the 15-foot fence at Wendler Middle School and nearly cleared the fences with another shot, settling for a triple instead, in East’s 16-0 trouncing of Eagle River.

The game helped kicked off the Cook Inlet Conference season, which was delayed for a couple of weeks because of lingering snow.

Page’s first-inning home run was to center field. In her next at-bat, she missed clearing the left-field fence by about a foot.

Sydney Smith struck out seven and didn’t allow a hit or a walk in three perfect innings on the mound. She and Carrie Sauerbrey both went 2 for 2, and 13 of East’s 14 players got a hit.

West sweeps

West High used strong pitching from Lauren Syrup and Nikki Olsen, and strong hitting from Pauline Tufi, to win two CIC girls softball games Wednesday at Albrecht Fields.

Syrup pitching three innings of one-hit ball in an 8-0 win over Service in five innings, and Tufi went 2 for 2 with an RBI. Also, freshman Temple Vice went 2 for 2.

Olsen struck out four in three innings and permitted just one hit in a 9-1 five-inning win over Bartlett. Tufi went 3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBI, and Devonne Troutman went 2 for 3 with two doubles and drove in a run.


Girls soccer

Dimond 4, South 0

Twins Aaliyah and Ariela Lewis had a hand in all four Dimond goals Wednesday, with Aaliyah scoring the match’s first goal off an assist from Ariela in Dimond’s 4-0 blanking of South in CIC action at The Dome.

Aaliyah opened the scoring at the 25-minute mark of the first half.  Malia Lyken scored the second goal off Ariela’s corner kick, and Ariela tallied the third goal off the dribble with a brilliant finish just above the South goalkeeper’s hands. Aaliyah’s second goal completed the scoring.

Dimond keepers Katelyn Sweeney and Ruth Ann Lomu combined for the shutout.