The Crimson Bears looked poised to make another run at a state title, as they entered the Southeast Tournament as the top overall seed after winning the conference for the regular season. But the Bear’s bats were quieted in the region tournament, hitting a mere .164 while falling in back-to-back games to Ketchikan and Sitka by identical 2-1 scores.
Sitka’s David Reynolds hit a walk-off home run off starter Miles Bedford in the bottom of the seventh inning to eliminate JDHS and put a disappointing end to a very talented Crimson Bears team season.
The day before, an 8th inning home run by Kayhi's Jesse Lindgren had helped the Kings edge the Bears 2-1.
During the season, the Bears batted .358 as a team with 20 home runs and 161 runs scored (8.05 runs per game).
Cohen led the team offensively for the second year in a row in Batting Average (.521), Home Runs (6), and RBIs with (33).
Corey Mahar batted .412 with 5 home runs, 22 RBI, and 8 stolen bases and Vinnie Isturis hit .439 with 3 home runs and 24 runs batted in.
The Bears posted a 3.76 team ERA. Bedford, a sophomore, posted a 3-1 record with a 2.60 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched, earning himself a spot on the All-Conference Tournament team. Senior, Sean Bavard went 2-1 with a 3.47 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings pitched.
Dylan Baker, Cohen, Isturis, and Mahar joined Bedford on the All- Conference roster.
Dakotah Smith maintains his stretch to get the out a first against Ketchikan.
Jamie Daniel fires to the plate against Petersburg.
Dylan Baker (P/Inf/OF)
Sean Bavard (P/3B/SS)
Aaron Cohen (C/P/OF)
Beau Damien (Inf/P)
Jamie Daniel (OF/P)
Brendan Daugherty (Inf)
Alex DeRocher (OF)
Keath Flint (1B)
Dominic Hollloway (OF)
Vinnie Isturis (SS)
Ryan Kelly (C)
Damon Ludwig (P/1B)
Corey Mahar (OF)
Hunter Mallinger (OF)
James San Miguel (P/C)
Dakota Smith (P/1B)
Jamie Kissner (Head Coach)
Jamie San Miguel (Assistant Coach)
Eric McCormick (Assistant Coach)
Frank Barthel (Assistant Coach)
5/1 JDHS 2 Colony 3 (non-conference game)
5/1 JDHS 8 Sitka 2
5/1 JDHS 12 Sitka 11
5/7 JDHS 9 Sitka 3
5/7 JDHS 10 Ketchikan 4
5/8 JDHS 6 Sitka 5
5/9 JDHS 11 Ketchikan 9
5/14 JDHS 11 Ketchikan 7
5/15 JDHS 5 Ketchikan 6
5/15 JDHS 1 Sitka 7
5/16 JDHS 9 Sitka 5
5/21 JDHS 13 Petersburg 2
5/21 JDHS 9 Sitka 0
5/21 JDHS 23 Ketchikan 1
5/23 JDHS 11 Ketchikan 2
5/23 JDHS 1 Sitka 2
5/24 JDHS 10 Wrangell 0
Juneau Douglas High School wins the regular season conference title with a record of 13 wins 3 losses.
2009 Southeast Region V Tournament
5/28 JDHS 8 Wrangell 1
5/29 JDHS 1 Ketchikan 2
5/30 JDHS 1 Sitka 2
Dylan Baker scores as Corey Mahar and Keath Flint await him at the plate.
Dakotah Smith scores against Ketchikan while teammate Corey Mahar cheers him on.
Corey Mahar pulls his helmet off after a home run against Ketchikan.