Wasilla, Kenai each beat Outside teams at Bill Miller Wood Bat
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 9, 2013
Down to its last strike, Wasilla Post 35 today capitalized on a mistake to beat Napoleon [Ohio] Post 300 in extra innings during the first day of the Bill Miller Big Fish Wood Bat Tournament in Kenai.
Jacob Butcher scored on a passed ball with two outs in the ninth inning to provide a 3-2 victory.
It was only a few days ago that Napoleon beat up the league-leading Road Warriors by a 16-1 score.
This time was different.
“You know how baseball is … any day, you can have a good one or you can have a bad one, we had a good one today,” said Wasilla manager Boone Thompson.
Wasilla starter Shane Andrews kept his team in the game with six strong innings, leaving a 2-2 game.
Reliever Mitchell Chauvin pitched the final three innings and earned the win.
“They spanked us a couple years ago and they spanked us hard a couple days ago, so yeah, it’s a good feeling knowing you can compete,” Thompson said.
The Kenai Post 20 Twins also scored a win for the 907, beating Woodinville [Wash] 3-2 in the final game of the day.
Kenai scored two runs in the first inning and the winning run in the sixth. The host team also got a quality start from Dallas Pierren, who tossed four scoreless innings before giving up a pair of runs in the fifth.
Twins reliever Mitchel Daugherty retired all the batters he faced over the final 2.1 innings to earn the win. Daugherty has signed with Southwest Oregon Community College in Coos Bay and will pitch there after the Legion season.
"His last three outings, he's just been getting better and better," Kenai assistant coach Hector Rivera told the Peninsula Clarion.
For Daugherty, the game was personal.
"It just shows we can compete with anyone," he said.
Wasilla 3, Napoleon [OH] 2
Woodinville [WA], 11, West 2
Texarkana [TX] 7, Napoleon [OH] 3
Kenai 11, West 2
Texarkana [TX] 10, Wasilla 3
Kenai 3, Woodinville [WA] 2
9AM West vs. Napoleon [OH]
12PM Woodinville [WA] vs. Texarkana [TX]
3PM Wasilla vs. Kenai