Kenai, Napoleon start 2-0 at Bill Miller Wood Bat

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Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jun 28, 2022

The Kenai Post 20 Twins pulled out two one-run wins while the Napoleon (OH) Post 300 River Bandits stayed unbeaten in Alaska on the first day of the three-day Bill Miller Big Fish Wood Bat Tournament at Oiler Park in Kenai.

The Twins edged Buffalo (MN) 5-4 with Daltyn Debroski scoring the winning run in the first of two games for Kenai. 

In the nightcap, Gabe Smith came out of the bullpen to throw six shutout to highlight a 3-2 win over Bartlett.

Napoleon - on the heels of winning the Alaska 529 Midseason Classic in Anchorage - continued its winning ways, improving to 7-0 on this trip in The Last Frontier.

The River Bandits blanked Buffalo (MN) 4-0 behind the 1-2 punch of pitcher Jayden Jerger and slugger Breven Deckrosh.

Jerger threw a 3-hit shutout and Deckrosh hit a home run, his third in six games in Alaska.

Napoleon beat Bartlett 10-0 in five innings on the strength of four shutout innings by Wade Liffick.

Game 1
Napoleon (OH) 4, Buffalo (MN) 0

Napoleon (22-3)
Jayden Jerger 7IP 3H 6K
Breven Deckrosh 2-3 HR 3RBI
Nolan Schafer 2-3 3B

Buffalo (6-7)
Taylor Morrissette 6.2IP
Justin Johnson 1-3 2B
Logan LaPlante 1-2 BB

Game 2
Napoleon (OH) 10, Bartlett 0

Napoleon (23-3)
Yylor Yahraus 3-4 2R
Breven Deckrosh 2-2 2B RBI
Wade Liffick 4IP 0H

Bartlett (10-7)
Nick Brandal 1-1 BB
Blake Blacho 4IP 3ER

Game 3
Kenai 6, Buffalo (MN) 5

Kenai (9-6)
Simon Grenier 1-1 2RBI
Daltyn Debroski 2-4 3B 2R
Atticus Gibson 3IP 1ER 

Buffalo (6-8)
Justin Johnson 2-4 2B RBI
Carson Schwartz 1-2 2B BB RBI
Broc Mutterer 4IP 0ER

Game 4
Kenai 3, Bartlett 2

Kenai (10-6)
Gabe Smith 6IP 0ER 5K
Charles Chamberlain 1-3 RBI
Jacob Belger RBI
Atticus Gibson 1-2 2B 2R

Bartlett (10-8)
Eli Corwin 6IP 2ER 6K
John Grantier RBI
Luke Helgeson 1-3 2B R BB