Kodiak High School baseball, soccer and track all competed at Baranof Park on Friday.
A four-run fifth inning pushed Kodiak to an 8-5 victory over Soldotna in a Southcentral Conference baseball opener on Friday at Baranof Field.
Outfielder Frank Carlson drove in a pair, delivered three singles and threw a runner out at home as the Bears improved to 3-4 overall, 1-0 in the SCC.
Kodiak avoided trouble in the fifth when relief pitcher Giovanni Martinez wiggled out of a bases loaded, no outs jam without giving up a run. The righty was helped out with Carlson and first baseman Jakob Arnold each throwing out runners at home.
The Bears responded in their half of the fifth with a two-run single from Joe Schatler and run-scoring singles from Josiah Chya and Carlson.
BEARS 8, STARS 5
Soldotna 010 103 0 — 5 4 2
Kodiak 200 042 x — 8 9 3
Becher, Covey (5) and Rue. Pickett, Martinez (5), LeVan (7) and Chya.
RBI: Soldotna — Covey, Bird, Thompson, Slats. Kodiak — Pickett, Carlson 2, Arnold, Schactler 2, Chya. Three hits: Kodiak — Carlson.
Winning pitcher — Martinez (struck out one, walked three). Losing pitcher — Becher (struck out five, walked three).
Kodiak’s girls played to a 2-2 tie against Nikiski in a nonconference match on Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field.
A goal by Abi Coombs — the first in the program’s history — knotted the score at 1 in the 50th minute. Kodiak (0-3) then took the lead nine minutes later when Emily Smith punched in a penalty kick.
Nikiski, which played its junior varsity team, tied the match in the 67th minute.
Kodiak fell to Nikiski, 5-2, in a nonconference match in the nightcap at The Floyd.
Daniel Beltran and Kyle Smude each scored a goal for Kodiak (0-3) off of corner kicks from Jose Cortez.
Beltran’s goal opened the scoring in the sixth minute, while Smude’s goal put Kodiak up 2-1 in the 17th minute.
Nikiski got the go-ahead goal in the 47th minute and tacked on two goals in the final two minutes.
Kodiak competed against Service at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Check back later for results.