State Tournament Game 8: Bartlett 5, South 2

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Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 23, 2022

State Tournament
Game 8 of 15
Bartlett 5, South 2

Bartlett Post 29 pitchers Nick Brandal and Corey Gagnebin held South Post 4 off the scoreboard for the final six innings to highlight a 5-2 upset in a No. 6 vs. No. 3 matchup on Day 3 of the Alaska Legion State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.

This is the first time Bartlett has won two games in the postseason since 2007. This was also the first time Bartlett had defeated South at the state tournament.

The Bears took a 4-2 lead in the fourth inning after scoring three runs on RBIs by Brandal and Connor Sessoms, who later scored to make it 4-2.

Brandal struck out the side in the bottom of the fourth and left after five innings, giving way to Gagnebin.

Gagnebin retired six of seven batters he faced to earn the save, ending the game on a fly ball to left field.

Gagnebin also pitched four innings and picked up the win in Bartlett's 7-3 win in 10 innings over No. 2 Chugiak on Day 1.

Bartlett (15-15, 2-0 Pool)
Nick Brandal 5IP 2R 3K RBI
Corey Gagnebin 2IP SV 3K 1-4 2B RBI
Connor Sessoms RBI
Luke Helgeson 1-2 2R

South (24-8, 2-1 Pool)
Kaden Bevegni 1-4 2RBI
Maddux Soland 2-3
Gavin Partch 1-3 R
Garrett Gross 3.1IP 1R