Juneau, Chugiak pick up wins on Day 3 of state tournament

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 27, 2013

Chugiak 3, Wasilla 1

In a game that featured a ton of big plays, Chugiak Post 33 made just enough of them to survive Wasilla Post 35 for a thrilling 3-1 victory in winner's bracket play of the Alaska Legion state tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.

Chugiak reliever Conner Cimmiyotti wiggled out of a two-out, bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth inning to end it, causing the Mustangs to spill onto the field in celebration.

It was that kind of game.

The Wasilla defense turned a triple play in the third inning, only to have Chugiak throw out a runner at the plate in the bottom half.

In the fifth, Alex Hess doubled and scored on a single by Devin Ferriss to give Chugiak a 2-1 lead. Later, Alex Bozzo drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 3-1.

In the seventh, relief pitchers Tyler Hansen of Wasilla and Ferris shined. Hansen got out of a second-and-third, no-out jam. And Ferriss got out of a two-on, two-out jam.

In the eighth, Chugiak second baseman Hess made a diving catch to robb Cooper Hanson of a RBI.

And in the ninth, Cimmiyotti worked around a walk, a double and another walk to get the final out on line drive to first.

Juneau 11, South 4

Locked in a scoreless game for six innings, Juneau Post 25 exploded for nine runs in the seventh to highlight an 11-4 win over South Post 4 in a winner's bracket game on Day 3 of the Alaska Legion state tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.

Juneau starter Tanner Petrie went the distance to earn the win. He allowed four hits and six walks while striking out eight.

Kellen Johansen and R.J. Markovich each had two RBIs. Tod Baseden, Tal Norvell, Markovich, Patrick Millay and Jackson Pavitt each had a pair of hits.

It was Juneau's 22nd win on the season. For South, the loss was just its seventh of the season.

South got RBIs from Brad Butcher and Brandon Hayhurst.

The Wolverines dropped into the loser's bracket.

Juneau won't play again until Tuesday in the semifinals.

Eagle River 12, Service 1

Eagle River amassed 17 hits and scored three runs or more in the fifth, seventh and ninth innings to run away with a 12-1 win over Service Post 28 in an elimination game at the Alaska Legion state tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.

Michael Rosenberg and Christian Fabacher each had four hits. Lauren Frost had three hits and two RBIs. Kyle Frost had four RBIs.

It was more than enough support for Wolves starter David Fuller, who scattered eight hits over eight innings while allowing just one run.

Service's Ryan Caron drove in his team's lone run in the fifth inning.

The Cougars ended the season 15-20-1.

The win was Eagle River's 17th of the season. More importantly, it means the Wolves get to play another day.

Dimond 6, Kenai 5

Jordan Clevenger and Grant Remmer each drove in two runs to lead Dimond Post 21 to a 6-5 victory over Kenai Post 20 in an elimination game during Alaska Legion state tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.

Dimond built a 6-1 lead after three innings and got a complete game effort from Clevenger.

Clevenger worked around seven hits and five walks. He struck out five.

For Kenai, Justin Wisnewski collected two RBIs and Hector Rivera had a pair of base hits.

The Twins finished the season with a 12-25 record.

It was the 17th win for Dimond, which advanced to the next elimination game.


Saturday [4 games]

Eagle River 12, Service 1 - elimination game

Dimond 6, Kenai 5 - elmination game

Juneau 11, South 4 - winner's bracket

Chugiak 3, Wasilla 1 - winner's bracket

Sunday [2 games]

2:00PM Fairbanks vs. Eagle River - elimination game

5:30PM Bartlett vs. Dimond - elimination game

For complete tournament coverage, including live scoring and past games, click this link:  http://data.iscorecentral.com/iscorecast/baseball/scorecast.html?c=55D2FEA78B