State Tournament Game 1: Dimond 3, Palmer 2

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Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 21, 2022

State Tournament

Game 1 of 15

Dimond 3, Palmer 2

Miah Eneix, Adam Boyce and Peyton Montagna each had RBIs in an explosive sixth inning that carried Dimond Post 21 to a 3-2 win over Post 15 Palmer on Day 1 of the Alaska Legion State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.

Eneix's double tied the game at 1-1, Boyce's sac fly gave his team its first lead and Montagna's infield single provided the winning run.

This was Dimond's first Day 1 win at state since 2018, snapping a three-game losing streak.

The Lynx played solid defense and recorded four outs on the base paths - two rundowns, a pick off and an outfield assist.

That just made life easier for Dimond pitchers Eneix and Alex Bruce.

Eneix pitched the first six innings and struck out nine batters, including a stretch of five consecutive early on.

Bruce earned a one-inning save, getting a pickoff and two strikeouts. He ended the game with a strike out with the tying run on second base.

Palmer took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Koen Leaders' RBI single three batters into the game. 

Brayden Parrent pulled the Pioneers within 3-2 with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Both teams threw out base runners trying to steal home, each time coming with two outs.

Dimond (18-11, 1-0 Pool)

Miah Eneix 6IP 9K 1-2 2B RBI

Alex Bruce 1IP Sv 1-1 2B

Shane Stephan 2-4 4SB R

Peyton Montagna 1-3 RBI

Palmer (15-12, 0-1 Pool)

Landon Guggenmos 6IP 7K

Koen Leaders 1-2 RBI

Brayden Parrent 1-3 RBI