South, Eagle River beat Juneau; West hits 2 HRs in win

Spread the word and share!

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 6, 2023

South 6, Juneau 5
Wear it to win it, Blake Peterson absorbed a hit by pitch with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to provide the go-ahead run that helped the Wolverines push their state record winning streak to 51 games.

South (7-0) rallied from a 5-3 deficit going into the bottom of the seventh inning to continue its historic run dating back to 2019.

Peterson and Landon Drumm each had two RBIs while Kaden Bevegni and Kolby Jensen each had single RBIs. Jensen finished 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and stolen base.

An unsung hero for South was Jaxson Desjarlais, who led off the seventh with a pinch-hit base knock and scored on Jensen's double. Jensen later scored on a groundball. 

In the eighth, Ben Neuberger singled, Gavin Partch walked and Robert Hughes reached on an error to load the bases. With two outs, Peterson worked the count to 2-2 before getting hit by the next pitch for the game-winning RBI.

Eagle River 9, Juneau 2
Liam Lierman racked up a half dozen strikeouts in six innings at pitcher and reached base four times and scored a run on offense as the Wolves extended their six-game winning streak.

Connor Lanehart and Alex Mullen each had two RBIs while Landon Hudson and Josh Thompson batted in one run.

Eagle River broke up a 1-1 game in the fourth inning with a four spot and added another four-run frame in the sixth inning.

West 10, Chugiak 8
The Eagles scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a nonleague win in a wild game that featured 13 runs over the final three innings and five in the seventh inning alone.

Savion Bishop and Jude Doniere each homered and combined for a half dozen RBIs anf four runs scored. Bishop went 3-for-5 with a double, dinger and drove in four while Doniere was 3-for-4 and batted in a pair.

Bishop's bomb came in walk-off fashion, a three-run shot that erased a one-run deficit.

Dimond 14, West Open 10

Shane Stephan was très bien as the senior slugger went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, three runs scored, a double and a walk.

Carson Engstrom was 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs and two runs scored. Ryan Swanstrom and Josiah James each had base hits and one RBI and Eli Lipinski scored twice. Pama Brito had a sac fly.

Engstrom pitched one inning and didn't allow an earned run and  Brito pitched 1.2 innings and didn't surrender an earned run.

West's Jack Boots, Zachary Schaffer and Leo Zimmer each had two hits. Sam Zeisserl reached base three times and scored three runs.