Bartlett, Team Avenue on top after pool play at Todd Ryan

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 5, 2014

The rebirth of the Bartlett Post 29 baseball team continued today at the Todd Ryan Memorial Tournament in Wasilla.

The Bears beat Colchester, Vermont, 8-6 at McManus Field to win Pool B and improve to 11-8-1 on the American Legion season. Bartlett won the pool with three points; Vermont was second with two points and Palmer third with one point.

In Pool A, the Team Avenue Baseball Academy of California swept two Alaska teams today to finish with four points. Team Avenue beat East Post 34 11-5 and Wasilla Post 35 12-9.

It was only Wasilla’s third loss in 13 games this season. The Road Warriors – the tournament host – finished second after pool play with two points; East was third.

The tournament continues Saturday with three games:

12 PM East vs. Palmer

3 PM Wasilla vs. Bartlett

6 PM Colchester [VT]  vs. Team Avenue [CA]

The winners from the 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. games will meet for the championship Sunday night.

This story was written by Van Williams, a freelance writer in Anchorage the the ALB Media Director.