Juneau, Service, South, West win on Day 1 of State

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 25, 2017

Juneau 14, Kenai 0

Bryce Swofford, Kasey Watts and Luke Mallinger combined for 10 RBIs and four Post 25 pitchers combined for a shutout as the Midnight Suns blanked the defending state champion Twins from Post 20.

Eight of nine players got base hits for Juneau [23-2], which outhit Kenai 12-3 and crushed four doubles.

Swofford went 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Watts was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Mallinger went 1-for-3 with three RBIs.

Donavin McCurley, Zeb Storie, Bob Cox and Finn Collins allowed only six baserunners.

Kenai's Paul Steffensen, Jeremy Kupferschmid and Tanner Ussing each had base hits for Kenai, with Kupferschmid delivering a double.

Service 7, Chugiak 6 [11 innings]

Cooper Bailey-Parsons delivered four hits and scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11 th inning as the second-seeded Post 28 Cougars survived a scare from the upset-minded Post 33 Mustangs.

Bailey-Parsons finished 4-for-6 at the dish with two RBIs and a run scored.

Other RBIs for Service came from Ronan Klancher, Raleigh Pigg, Chris Malagodi and Jaren Childs.

Childs started on the mound and struck out five over 4.3 innings of shutout baseball.

Pigg earned the win with 3.2 innings of one-hit, shutout relief for the Cougars [20-7].

Chugiak's Trystan Costanios and Mason Peace each finished with an RBI and run. Christian Cambridge came off the bench to knock out two hits.

South 10, Dimond 2

Gage Webster carried a shutout into the seventh inning and the Post 4 Wolverines broke open the game with a late scoring surge to knock off the Post 21 Lynx.

The South southpaw starter scattered four hits and six walks over 7.2 innings. He struck out eight batters as South improved to 17-11 on the season.

Webster also helped himself out at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

South's Anthony Maldonado drove in two runs and Damian Mohl doubled twice, scored and collected an RBI.

Dimond's Dylan Montagna drove in both of his team's runs in the seventh and ninth innings. Kaden Roettger had his team's lone extra-base hit.

West 5, Wasilla 3

Post 1 struck for four runs in the top of the eighth inning to highlight its first-round victory at Mulcahy Stadium.

West carried a 1-0 lead into the seventh inning as the rain fell from the sky.

Wasilla took advantage of back-to-back walks and back-to-back wild pitches to pull within 1-1 and then Ben Werner's RBI single gave Post 35 the lead at 2-1.

It didn't last.

Luis Nunez and Leland Wilson drove in runs during that eighth inning rally.

West's Shawn Jones went 4-for-5 and scores twice. Werner went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs for Wasilla.

West pitcher Tom Zettler earned the win with 2.1 innings of relief.

It was West's first win at state since 2011.

State Tournament @ Mulcahy Stadium

Tuesday’s Scores

[6] West Post 1 defeated [3] Wasilla Post 35, 5-3

[4] South Post 4 defeated [5] Dimond Post 21, 10-2

[2] Service Post 28 defeated [7] Chugiak Post 33, 7-6

[1] Juneau Post 25 defeated [8] Kenai Post 20, 14-0

Wednesday’s Games

9:00AM [7] Chugiak vs. [3] Wasilla Post 35

12:00PM [8] Kenai vs. [5] Dimond Post 21

3:15PM [6] West vs. [2] Service Post 28

6:30PM [4] South vs. [1] Juneau Post 25