Outside teams rule Day 2 of Todd Ryan; OH v MN in final
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 3, 2022
Lower 48 teams took over Day 2 of the Todd Ryan Memorial Tournament at McManus Field in Wasilla.
The Buffalo Post 270 Cobras won two games to improve to 3-0 in the tournament, while the Napoleon Post 300 River Bandits of Ohio went 1-1 with a victory over the Palmer Post 15 Pioneers.
The Cobras have been the story in this tournament, taking a bite out of competition for a 31-14 scoring advantage.
They handed Napoleon an 8-5 loss, snapping the Bandits’ 14-game winning streak in Alaska dating back to 2019.
Buffalo (11-8) trailed 5-0 entering the fifth inning before coming alive offensively.
Evan Soeffker went 3-for-4 with a triple, double and three RBIs. Eric Johnson was 2-for-3, scored a run and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings.
Broc Mutterer came out of the bullpen to throw 2.1 innings of scoreless relief.
Make Butler drove in two runs for the Bandits, while DJ Newman was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Wade Liffick added an RBI.
Earlier in the day, Napoleon (27-4) rallied from a three-run deficit to plate six runs in the third inning and pull away from Palmer 10-7.
Napoleon slugger Breven Deckrosh went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.
Deckrosh's dinger at McManus Field in Wasilla was his fourth home run in 11 Legion games in Alaska. He also hit bombs in Anchorage and Kenai.
Nobody had homered in all three tournaments in the same season in 20 years of the Alaska Airlines Tournament Tour before Deckrosh.
Newman was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs, and Nolan Schafer drove in a pair of runs.
Palmer’s Landon Guggenmos went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs. Bryant Marks continued his torrid tournament, going 2-for-3 with a double and four runs.
Koen Leaders went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs for the Pioneers (10-8).
In the nightcap, Buffalo blanked Wasilla 12-0.
Caleb Breuer was 2-for-2 with a triple, double and two RBIs. Justin Johnson went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Jack Henry pitched four scoreless innings.
Alex Bond, Karsen Spradling and Chase Sivulich had base hits for Wasilla (9-9).
Monday’s Title Game
McManus Field, Wasilla
Napoleon (OH) vs. Buffalo (MN) 12:00pm