Legion A State: Eagle River, Chugiak advance to final
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Aug 6, 2022
Alaska Airlines Legion A State Tournament
Eagle River 9, Dimond-Gold 8
Brian Choinard drove in a run and later scored the winning run on a wild pitch to highlight his team's three-run rally in the seventh inning as the Wolves advanced to the title game for the fourth straight year.
Dimond scored six runs over the final two innings and took a 7-6 lead when Josiah James scored on a wild pitch and went ahead 8-6 on Gideon Lesslie's sac fly.
Eagle River will face the Chugiak/Kenai winner in Sunday's state title game at 2 p.m. at Bartlett High School.
Chugiak 4, Kenai 3 (8)
Caiden Capozzi drove in Ethan Atkinson with the winning run in the eighth inning thanks to a one-out bloop single to shallow right field over a drawn-in infield to send the Mustangs to the title game.
Capozzi also had an RBI as part of a three-run bottom of the fourth when Chugiak tied it at 3.
Kenai struck for three runs in the third keyed by Brett Hostetler, whose drove in run with a bunt single and later scored the third run on a wild pitch.
Chugiak will face Eagle River in Sunday's title game at 2 p.m. at Bartlett High School.