State Tournament 4th Place: Ketchikan 5, Wasilla 1

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jun 4, 2022

Jesse Loughman pitched a 108-pitch complete game with eight strikeouts and got two double plays behind him as Ketchikan beat Wasilla 5-1 in the fourth-place game of the ASAA Division I state tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.

Loughman scattered seven hits and two walks and gave up his lone run in the fifth inning, when the Warriors had a runner reach third base for the first time in the game.

Van McGarrigan, Kyle Klinger and Max Malouf had RBIs for the Kings (17-7).

This game was a rematch of the 2019 state title game won by Wasilla, 8-6.

Wasilla's Jace Crall and Logan Bean each went 2-for-4 and combined for their team's lone run with Crall knocking in Bean.

Reliever Colton Savala threw three scoreless frames, third baseman Alex Bond turned a 5-3 double play after catching a liner and catcher Pedro Camacho make a slick bare-handed snag on a pop up for the Warriors (16-8).