Kodiak, Juneau, South, Service win on first day of state

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 30, 2013

Here are recaps for Day 1 of the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska State Baseball Tournament on Thursday at Mulcahy Stadium.

Kodiak 7, Ketchikan 1

Brandon Mahle threw a gem and the Kodiak Bears knocked off the No. 1 seed out of the Southeast.

Mahle fired a 1-hitter with 13 strikeouts in a complete-game effort.

Seth Starr went 2 for 3 with two RBIs to pace a 7-hit attack.

Kodiak moves into the state semifinals for the first time since 2004.

Juneau 6, Colony 3

The Crimson Bears moved into the final four for the fifth time in seven years, thanks in large part to the big bat of Kyle Gould.

With this team trailing 3-0 against ace Jonathon Boyer, Gould crushed a grand slam home run in the third inning to put Juneau ahead to stay.

Colony entered the game undefeated.

South 2, Lathrop 0

Cook Inlet Conference MVP Max Karnos lived up to the hype, throwing a 3-hitter and helping produce both runs as the Wolverines advanced to the state semifinals for the third consecutive year.

Karnos struck out a dozen batters and walked just two in going the distance.

The game took fewer than 90 minutes.

In the third inning, Alec Valdez doubled and scored on an RBI single by Karnos. Karnos later scored on a passed ball.

South will face Kodiak in the next round

Service 13, West Valley 3

Matt Yandell drove in three runs as the Cougars scored in each of the six innings to win by mercy rule.

Ryan Caron and Connor Duff each had 2 RBIs.

Caron started the game at pitcher and got the win. Reliever Karson Frisk closed it out.

Matt Ilalio ended the game with a walk-off RBI double.