State Tournament Game 4: Eagle River 15, Service 5
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 21, 2022
Game 4 of 15
Eagle River 15, Service 5
Connor Johnson drove in five RBIs to set the tone that carried top-seeded Eagle River to a 15-5 victory over Service Post 28 on Day 1 of the Alaska Legion State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.
The defending state champion Wolves didn't look sharp for most of the game but gashed the Cougars pitching staff for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to end early by mercy rule.
Three Eagle River pitchers combined to issue 10 walks, helping Service put at least two runners on base in each of the first five innings.
Service scored four runs before getting its first hit with one out in the fifth inning. James Ivey singled and later scored to pull the Cougars within 7-4. Sean Giffen’s RBI single made it 7-5.
Johnson had a pair of two-run singles in each of the first and second innings to help Eagle River build an early 6-2 lead.
Josh Thompson, Noah Lower and Liam Lierman each had two RBIs for the Wolves, who touched up five Service pitchers for 14 hits and 15 runs.
Service's loss snapped a seven-game winning streak.
Eagle River (24-10, 1-0 in Pool)
Connor Johnson 3-5 5RBI
Josh Thompson 2-3 2RBI 3R
Noah Lower 2-4 2B 2RBI 2R
Liam Lierman 2-4 2RBI 2R
Service (19-10, 0-1 in Pool)
Owen Hickamn 1-1 RBI
Sean Giffen 1-3 RBI
Had 7-game win streak snapped