Bartlett captures Midnight Sun Tournament title

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jun 20, 2022

Bartlett Post 29 won the Midnight Sun Tournament with a 12-2 win over Fairbanks Post 11 in the title game.

John Grantier pitched six inningsand drove in two runs in a player-of-the-game performance.

He scattered six hits and one walk while striking out a half dozen.

The Golden Bears improved to 7-5 on the season, a huge improvement for a team that has averaged just 4.4 wins over the last five years.

Luke Helgeson and Corey Gagnebin each went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Connor Sessoms went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, and Wyatt Rust was 2-for-3 with a run.

Dylan Swarthout of Fairbanks pitched five innings and recorded a base hit.

Grant Swarthout was 2-for-2 with a run and RBI, and Chris Luskleet also had an RBI.

The Midnight Sun Tournament is the first of four stops on the Alaska Airlines Tournament Tour. Next up is the Alaska 529 Midseason Classic, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday night's championship  game.

After that the Tour goes to Kenai for the Bill Miller Big Fish Wood Bat Tournament and then the Todd Ryan Memorial tournament in Wasilla.

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