Service v Juneau will face off for right to play Kenai for state title

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 29, 2016

ALB STATE TOURNAMENT

Juneau 7, Kenai 1

Philip Wall carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning en route to pitching a complete game as the Post 25 Midnight Suns handed the Post 20 Twins their first loss at the state tournament.

Top-seeded Juneau scored twice in the first, second and fourth innings to take control. 

It was plenty of support for Wall. He tossed a three-hitter with four walks and six strikeouts.

Juneau banged out 13 hits, two each from Donavin McCurley, Zeb Storie, Quin Gist, Kasey Watts and Hall.

Storie had two RBIs and McCurley scored twice.

Kenai's Tyler Covey broke up Hall's no-no with a infield single to leadoff the eighth inning. Paul Steffensen's run-scoring base hit broke up the shutout in the ninth inning.

No. 2 seed Kenai entered the game as the lone tournament unbeaten, assuring itself in Saturday's title game.

Juneau will play Service Post 28 - a 5-4 winner over Wasilla Post 35 - at 3 p.m., with the winner facing Kenai at 6:30 for the state championship.

The Alaska state champion qualifies for the Northwest Regional Tournament on Aug. 3-7 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The second place team travels to Laurel, Montana, for the Northwest Class A Regional Tournament [NWCART] on Aug. 4-9.

Service 5, Wasilla 4

Derek Scoggins laced a double to score Cooper Bailey Parsons with the winning run in the 10th inning in an elimination game.

Scoggins finished with three hits and three RBIs on the day as the No. 6-seeded Cougars won their second loser-out game bya 5-4 score in as many days.

Nick Hall had two hits, including a double, and scored twice. Ronan Klancher doubled and had an RBI.

Hall picked up the win in relief of Ben Clayton and Cobey Cupp.

Wasilla rallied from deficits of 3-0 and 4-3.

Ben Werner drove in two runs and Matt Palmer tripled and added an RBI.

Wasilla's Sam Loyer pitched eight innings in earning a no-decision.

MATSON INVITATIONAL

Fairbanks Wild 14, Eagle River 6

Wyatt Berg and Colin King tripled to highlight a 10-hit attack as Post 30 scored in all six innings the team batted.

Ben Hall had two hits and drove in three runs. Hunter Andrews scored three times, had two hits and added an RBI.

Eagle River's Ryan Gray went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

East 10, Palmer 7

Gaten Davis went 4-for-4 at the plate and pitched the final two innings to earn the save to headline Post 34's win.

Carl Gatter went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. Other East runs were driven in by Laauli Tosi, Davis, Logan Herman and Brian Sosa.

Palmer's Francisco had three RBIs for the Pioneers.