Eagle River offense, defense shine in win over Woodinville

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 15, 2013

The Alaska teams started a little slow against the Outside competition at the 19th annual BP Invitational, but the Eagle River Wolves made sure things ended on a positive note.

Eagle River scored early and often en route to defeating Woodinville [WA] Post 127 by a 13-3 score on Sunday night at Mulcahy Stadium.

R.J. Dirscherl pitched all five innings to earn the win and he got plenty of support as the offense banged out 11 hits off a quality staff. 

“They always come to play,” said Eagle River coach Gregg Frost. “I never have to do anything to get them up, they are always ready to go regardless, really, of who we are playing. It’s just another game to them.”

Alaska teams had been winless against Lower 48 competition in the BP Invitational before South won Saturday night and Eagle River triumphed Sunday night.

Eagle River’s Lauran Frost and Michael Rosenberg each went 2 for 4 with 4 RBIs.

Kyle Frost, Colby LeBlanc and Dirscherl each went 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Dirscherl was wonderful for the Wolves, pitching and hitting his team to victory.

"He's been battling some arm troubles, so it was really good to see him start to get comfortable on the mound," Coach Frost said. "He was a little rusty in the first inning and then started to find it."

SCORES/SCHEDULE

Dimond, 7, Service 7

Semifinal: Texarkana [TX] 4, South 0

Semifinal: Napoleon [OH] 7, Chugiak 1

Eagle River 13, Woodinville [WA] 3

Championship Game

7:30 PM Texarkana [TX] vs. Napoleon [OH]