KETCHIKAN (KDN) — One month since their last baseball game, the Ketchikan High School Kings struggled at the plate, unable to time pitches from Juneau-Douglas High School hurlers.

Kayhi struck out 11 times, dropping the first game of the Region V tournament 4-0 on Thursday afternoon. The Kings could only muster four hits against the Crimson Bears, with two of those coming in the final inning.

The Region V tournament, which is hosted in Sitka this week, is double-elimination, however, still giving the Kings hope for a Region V title this season.

Kayhi will play Sitka High School at 11 a.m. on Friday in the consolation bracket. Kayhi has to win outright for a shot at the title.

The Kings haven’t played a game since their trip to Petersburg High School on April 23-24, sweeping that three game series. Their season was on hold for nearly a month due to the community risk level for the novel coronavirus.

Friday’s baseball game will be livestreamed on the NFHS Network, and will be on KTKN radio.