Semifinal berths up for grabs Saturday at BP Invitational

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 13, 2012

19th BP Invitational Tournament

At Mulcahy Stadium, Anchorage

Saturday's Games

9:15 AM Dimond vs. Castroville [Texas]

11:45 AM West vs. Service

2:15 PM Wasilla vs. Columbia [Tenn.]

5 PM Wasilla vs. South

7:30 PM Columbia [Tenn.] vs. Chugiak

Friday's Scores

Castroville [Texas] 13, West 6

Dimond 8, West 2

Chugiak 10, Wasilla 1

Castroville [Texas] 9, Service 4

Columbia [Tenn.] 3, South 2

Thursday's Scores

Dimond 5, Service 2

South 11, Chugiak 1

Follow the games live online: http://www.alaskalegion.com/xlive.htm

Castroville [Texas] 13, West 6

Garrett Werner had 4 hits and 3 RBIs and Kaleb Keith homered in the win for Post 460.

Werner also pitched 4 innings, allowing just 1 earned run and striking out 6.

Josh Holcolmb drove in 3 runs and Trevor Harlos tripled for Castroville, which outhit West 13-6.

Keith smashed a solo home run to open the fourth inning, which seemed to wake up the sleepwalking offense.

West's Connor Cleary and Noah Lyford each collected 2 hits. Lyford also had 2 RBIs.

Dimond 8, West 2

Payton Lauwers shined on both sides of the ball, pitching five shutout innings to earn the win and hitting a double and driving in 3 runs for Post 21.

He allowed just 3 hits and struck out 6. Brother Dylan Lauwers sealed the deal with 2 innings of work, relieving Sagan Osborne.

Dylan Lauwers also had 2 runs and 2 RBIs.

For West, L.J. Felix delivered 2 hits and Ted Kelly and Dalton Gantner-Chapman each scored runs.

Chugiak 10, Wasilla 1

Deven Ferriss went 2 for 3 with 4 RBIs and Chase Gall added 3 RBIs to lead the 12-hit attack for Post 33.

Leadoff hitter Cameron Fritz collected 3 hits and 3 runs.

As a pitcher, he started and threw 4 no-hit innings before giving way to Conner Cimmiyotti.

Wasilla's Ian Stormont and Damon Hammer had their team's only 2 hits.

Castroville [Texas] 9, Service 4

Post 460's Clint Dreyer produced run-scoring hits in each of the third and fourth innings to fuel the come-from-behind victory.

Castroville scored 3 runs in the third and 3 runs in the fourth to rally from a 3-2 deficit.

Dreyer finished 2 for 3. He also started the game at pitcher, throwing 3 innings and allowing 2 earned runs.

Service's Aaron Miller laced a solo home run down the right-field line in the second inning to give Service a 3-2 lead.

Post 28 starter Johnny Meszaros struggled with his command and failed to get out of the third inning.

Columbia [Tenn.] 3, South 2

Nick Holt's two-run, two-out single proved to be the difference for Post 19 in its first tournament game.

It was a pitcher's duel between South's Bryan Baker and Columbia's Caleb Pitts for the first 4 scoreless innings.

With the game tied at 1-1 in the fifth inning, Holt scored Blake Phillips and Dathan Prewitt to put his team ahead for good.

Holt also pitched an shutout inning of relief. Closer Seth Staggs earned the save with a perfect ninth.

South's Matt Illalio gave his team a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the fifth.

Post 4 starter Bryan Baker went the distance in a tough loss.