State Tournament Game 10: Eagle River 8, Palmer 2
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 23, 2022
Game 10 of 15
Eagle River 8, Palmer 2
The Wolves jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back, getting a pair of RBIs from Noah Lower, Karson Kolberg and Connor Johnson to beat Palmer Post 15 8-2 on Day 3 of the Alaska Legion State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.
Liam Lierman went 3-for-4 two runs scored and an RBI on a beautifully executed squeeze bunt that scored Charlie Wallace from third to make it 6-1.
Johnson knocked in two runs to give him a tournament-leading eight RBIs in three games.
Jack Molloy started on the mound and went three innings.
But his play of the game came on defense when he snagged a comebacker with the bases loaded to rob Dylan Garrettson of a hit with the bases loaded and keep the game at 3-1.
Eagle River relievers Alex Mullen and Killian Johannes each threw two innings.
Palmer loaded the bases in the second, third and sixth innings but came away with just two runs and left 11 runners on base.
Garrettson's run-scoring single pulled Palmer within 3-1 in the second inning, but the Pioneers could draw no closer.
Eagle River (26-10, 3-0 Pool)
Liam Lierman 3-4 RBI 2R
Noah Lower 1-3 2RBI
Karson Kolberg 1-2 2RBI
Connor Johnson 1-1 2RBI
Josh Thompson 1-1 2R
Palmer (15-13, 0-2 Pool)
Nate Wilson 2-4 2B R
Landon Guggenmos RBI 2SB
Landon Kitzman 1-2 R
Dylan Garrettson 1-3 RBI
Bryant Marks 1-3 2SB