Fairbanks 30 rolls into Horizon Lines championship game

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 29, 2014

The Fairbanks Post 30 Wild banged out 12 hits and got hitless relief from Terrell Ford en route to an 8-3 victory Monday night over Ketchikan Post 3 in the Horizon Lines Invitational at Bartlett High School.

Ford entered the game in the fifth inning with his team down 3-2. He didn’t allow a hit while walking three and striking out eight.

Seven of nine starters had base hits, including three apiece from Tyler Christmann and Camron Walker. Christmann drove in two runs and Michael Fitzpatrick scored twice and swiped two bags. Fairbanks took over with a six-run seventh inning.

Ketchikan’s Shawn Sande, Austin Erickson and Jackson Pool collected RBIs.

Earlier on Monday, Fairbanks Post 11 upset No. 1 seed Kodiak Post 15 by an 8-4 score and Bartlett Post 29 outlasted East Post 34 in 11 innings, 7-6.

Casey Lewandowski twirled a complete-game gem with 13 strikeouts for Fairbanks 11. He allowed only four hits and two walks in nine innings.

Jacob Kriebel and Derrick Overby each had two RBIs for the 49ers.

Kodiak’s Sam Bennett drove in two runs for the Islanders.

Bartlett’s victory was highlighted by a two-run 11th inning and a remarkable relief appearance by Dustin Mueller. 

The Golden Bears scored two runs after East had taken a 6-5 lead in the top of the 11th. 

Muller pitched 9.2 innings, scattering four hits and six walks. He allowed only one run, and it was unearned. He struck out five.

East starter Matthew Schnellbaecher had 10 Ks for the T-birds. Teammate Scott Campos had a heckuva day, stealing four bases, scoring three runs and throwing six innings of relief in which he gave up only one earned run.

Horizon Lines Invitational, Bartlett High School

Tuesday’s Games

12 PM Fairbanks 11 vs. Bartlett

3 PM Ketchikan vs. Fbx 11/Bartlett winner

Wednesday’s Games

2 PM Championship Game: Fairbanks 30 vs. TBD

6 PM If-Necessary Game

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