Sitka Little League swept a double-header against Ketchikan Little League on Thursday to claim victory in the best-of-five Alaska Little League Junior Baseball tournament, winning 10-1 in game three and 7-2 in game four. 
Errors continued to plague Ketchikan in both games, something that’s continued to cost them throughout the series. Ketchikan committed 13 errors in two games on Thursday. 
Game three — the first of the two Thursday games — remained close through the first three innings, with Sitka holding a 2-0 lead. Ketchikan’s defense however, couldn’t hold up in the fourth, committing a handful of errors that — combined with three doubles and a single — allowed Sitka to add five runs. 
Jude Gluth’s double to right field started off the high-scoring inning for Sitka. He was followed by Brett Ross, who laced a double of his own to center field, which scored Gluth. Ross then scored on an error by the Ketchikan second basemen. Nate White put a cap on the offensive outburst by driving a double to left, which scored Caleb Calhoun (who reached on an error) and Trey Johnson who reached on a single. 
Johnson collected four singles in the game, while his teammate Brett Ross finished with two doubles. Sitka tallied 13 hits in the game, with the final blow coming on a solo home run from Calhoun in the bottom of the sixth. 
Ketchikan’s three hits were all singles, one each from Owen Mendoza, Joseph Larson and Jesse Albecker. 
Brady Kline pitched almost the entire game for Ketchikan and took the loss, facing 35 of the 37 batters Sitka sent to the plate; Kline struck out three and allowed 13 hits. He was relieved by Julian Paule, who faced the game’s final two batters. 
Sitka’s three man pitching staff — made up of Calhoun, Colton McGraw and Evan Grant held the Ketchikan offense in check throughout the game. Calhoun started and got the win. He struck out nine of 18 batters, walked five and allowed one hit. McGraw followed by striking out three, walking one and allowing two hits through nine batters. Grant came in with two outs in the top of the seventh inning and struck out Kline to end the game. 
The Ketchikan offense fared better in game four by tallying six hits, but the home team was still unable to score more than two runs. 
The hits were all singles, coming from Owen Mendoza, Cash Larson, Joseph Larson and Julian Paule, with the only outlier being Jesse Albecker who had a single and double.
Sitka's offense came courtesy of Caleb Calhoun and Trey Johnson, who combined for all five of their team’s hits. Johnson had a single, a double and two RBIs, while Calhoun had a single, a home run — his second in two games — and an RBI. 
The pitching for both teams was handled by one player each, Cash Larson for Ketchikan and Brian Campbell for Sitka. 
Larson struck out three, walked two and allowed five hits through 36 batters while taking the loss. Campbell got the win while striking out four, walking four and allowing six hits through 29 batters.