State Tournament Consolation: Wasilla, Ketchikan win
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jun 3, 2022
Wasilla 8, Eagle River 7
Logan Bailey scored from third base on Pedro Camacho’s bunt with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning as Wasilla walked off with an 8-7 victory over Eagle River in consolation action on Day 2 of the ASAA Division I state tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.
Wasilla scored two runs in the seventh inning after Eagle River had scored two runs in the top of the seventh.
The game featured six lead changes.
Bailey, who got the win in relief, doubled and scored on Camacho’s RBI single to five Wasilla a 6-5 lead in the fifth inning.
In the seventh, Eagle River took a 7-6 lead after Dallin Roberts and Noah Lower walked and later scored. Roberts scored on a passed ball and Lower came home on Landon Hudson’s groundout.
Camacho went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and threw out a baserunner from behind the plate. Bailey went 2-for-4 with two runs and Jace Crall had two RBIs.
Eagle River’s Alex Mullen had three RBIs, Josh Thompson went 2-for-4 and Lower scored twice and made a beautiful bare-handed grab on Alex Bond’s chopper to short and threw him out.
Wasilla (16-7) advanced to Saturday’s fourth-place game. Eagle River (15-6) saw its season come to a close. The teams split their two-game series this season.
Ketchikan 10, Service 9
Kegan Moore's two-run double in the sixth inning proved to be the difference as Ketchikan rallied from a six-run deficit in an 10-9 victory over Service in consolation action on Day 2 of the ASAA Division I state tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.
Down 6-0 entering the bottom of the fourth inning, the Kings caught fire with a 10-run rally over the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Van McGarrigan had an RBI triple and two-run double in the come-from-behind win in the first-ever meeting in high school baseball between Service and Ketchikan.
Ketchikan tied the game at 6 on Kyle Congdon's bases-loaded walk, then scored a run on a wild pitch and another on a passed ball before Moore's two-out, two-run single to make it 10-6. Moore also got the win in relief.
Service pulled within 10-8 in the seventh inning on Landon Martindale's two-run triple and got within 10-9 on Sebastian Fournier's RBI bloop single.
The Cougars' bullpen blew it for starter Owen Hickman, who carried a shutout into the fourth inning and left with a 6-1 lead.
Ketchikan (16-7) has advanced to the fourth-place game against Wasilla (16-7) in a rematch of the 2019 state title game.
Service - a team with zero upperclassmen - lost both games at the state tournament by one run to finish the season 12-8.