Matson: Eagle River, Palmer, East, Wasilla win

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 27, 2018

Matson Invitational

Game 4: Wasilla 10, Bartlett 2

Taylon Ottinger's two-out, two-run single capped a five-run first inning that carried the Post 35 Road Warriors to victory over Post 29 in the Matson Invitational at Bartlett High School.

 

He also added two stolen bases and pitched in relief, retiring all five batters he faced.

 

Wasilla (17-11) is the top seed in the tournament.

 

Kyle Graham went 2-for-4 to lead a balanced attack that featured eight different players getting base knocks.

 

Graham also joined Ben Werner, Jacob Gilbert, Nolan Murphy and Ottinger in the RBI Club.

 

Bartlett's Ian Bryd reached base all three times, including an RBI single in the sixth inning.

 

Taylor McCart also reached three times on two walks and a hit by pitch.

Bartlett 000 002 0 - 2 2 3

Wasilla 431 002 x - 10 9 1

Bartlett - Weigle, Korshin (3) and Lambert. Wasilla - Huston, Walters (3), Boyett (5), Ottinger (6) and Arend. W - Walters. L - Weigle. 2B - White (W). 3B - Huston (W). HR - None.

Game 3: East 5, Ketchikan 2

Gaten Davis pitched a complete-game 4-hitter with 10 strikeouts as the Post 34 T-birds beat the defending tournament champion Post 3 King Salmon in the Matson Invitational at Bartlett High School.

 

Erick White went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. He was also part of a double steal in which he stole steal and Jonny Earhart stole home. Earhart scored two runs.

 

East did all of its damage in the first two innings. White and Solberg had back-to-back run-scoring singles in the second inning to put East up 5-0.

 

Ketchikan's Gavin Salazar pulled his team within 5-2 in the third inning with an RBI single that scored Sean Tavares.

 

Cody Kemble pitched 6.2 innings of long relief, coming out of the bullpen in the first inning. He gave up four hits and struck out six and kept his team in the game.

 

Davis and Kemble exchanged goose eggs for the third, fourth and fifth innings.

East 230 000 0 - 5 5 1

Ketchikan 002 000 x - 2 4 2

East - Davis and Earhart. Ketchikan - Nordlund, Kemble (1), Barajas (7) and Schultz. W - Davis. L - Nordlund. 2B - None. 3B - None. HR - None.

Game 2: Palmer 3, Fairbanks 1

Kolten Ketchum pitched a complete-game 7-hitter and Zach Satterly went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scores as the Post 15 Pioneers continued their late-season surge with a close win at the Matson Invitational at Bartlett High School.

 

Ketchum gave up an unearned run in the first inning and had a clean sheet the rest of the way. Three times he worked out of a two-on jam.

 

Satterly drove in his team's first run with an RBI single in the first inning. In the fifth inning he singled and later scored his team's final run.

 

Joe Ryan drew three walks and scored a run.

 

Fairbanks took an early 1-0 lead after Pearson Clark reached on an error and later scored on London Emerson's RBI single.

 

Kaleb McWilliams worked around eight walks to allow just one earned run in five innings.

Fairbanks 100 000 0 - 1 7 1

Palmer 100 020 x - 3 3 3

Fairbanks - McWilliams, Roehl (6) and Kadel. Palmer - Ko.Ketchum and Ryan. W. - Ko.Ketchum. L - McWilliams. 2B - None. 3B - None. HR - None.

Game 1: Eagle River 10, North Pole 0

Braden Olmstead and Ryan Gray combined for four hits and four runs to highlight an offensive attack that ended the game by mercy rule after a five-run fifth inning on Day 1 of the Matson Invitational at Bartlett High School.

 

Olmstead finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Gray went 2-for-4 with a double.

 

Chase McGraw drove in two runs and Christian Frederick and Sterling Retzlaff each had one RBI. Daniel Bodine tripled.

 

Gray and Frederick combined in a 3-hitter.

 

North Pole base hits by Alex Garcia, Josh Smith and Wyatt Kammer.

North Pole 000 00 - 0 3 5

Eagle River 031 15 - 10 9 0

North Pole - Fischer, Christmann (5) and Reed, Smith (5). Eagle River - Gray, Frederick (4) and Witte. W - Gray. L - Fischer. 2B - Garcia (NP), Gray (ER). 3B - Bodine (ER). HR - None.