State Tournament Game 9: Kenai 6, Chugiak 4

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

State Tournament
Game 9 of 15
Kenai 6, Chugiak 4

Kenai Post 20 scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to stun Chugiak Post 33 by a 6-4 score on Day 3 of the Alaska Legion State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.

Jacob Belger, Andrew Pieh and Simon Grenier each had RBIs in the remarkable rally that keeps alive the Twins' state title hopes.

Kenai trailed 4-2 going into the seventh inning.

Atticus Gibson led off the seventh with a single and went to third on Hunter Williams' single. Belger's sac fly pulled the Twins within 4-3.

Gabe Smith walked and Pieh doubled in the tying run.

Kenai scored the go-ahead run on an error before Grenier's fielder's choice provided a little cushion.

Gibson tied the tournament record with a 3-pitch seventh inning, getting a flyout and two groundouts in the span of about 30 seconds.

Gibsonn went  the distance, throwing a 7-hit complete game with four strikeouts.

The loss spoiled a strong pitching performance by Cam Costanios, who struck out six batters of 5.1 innings and left with a 4-2 lead.

Kenai (16-14, 1-1 Pool)
Scored 4 runs in 7th
Andrew Pieh 2-4 2B RBI
Atticus Gibson 7IP 4K 102 3R
Jacob Belger RBI
Simon Grenier RBI

Chugiak (16-15, 0-3 Pool)
Cam Costanios 5.1IP 2R 6K
Jayden Steckel 3-3 RBI