Ketchikan rallies from seven-run deficit, wins at Classic

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jun 24, 2021

Ketchikan 8, North Pole 7
Dylan Nedzwecky went 2-for-4 and scored the winning run, and Bubba Williams pitched four scoreless innings of relief as the Kings rallied from a 7-0 deficit to win the Alaska Legion league game in the Alaska 529 Midseason Classic at Mulcahy Stadium.

The Post 3 Kings extended their four-game winning streak with an epic comeback victory, storming all the way back from a 7-0 deficit in the second inning. Ketchikan (4-1) scored six runs with two outs across the third, fourth and fifth innings.

Williams kept his team in the game with strong pitching out of the bullpen, including a four-pitch fourth inning. He also helped turn a double play in the third inning. Closer Terik Brown threw a clean seventh inning to collect the save.

Ketchikan's McKinley Hamilton tied the game in the sixth inning with a hit by pitch with the bases loaded and on the next play Nedzwecky scored the winning run on an error.

North Pole (4-5) banged out nine hits up and down its lineup and used a huge first two innings to build a 7-0 lead. Ten of the first 15 Post 30 Wild batters reached base to start the game while Logan Fischer drove in two runs and Ethan Frollo, Josh Dutra and Dalson Hines each had one RBI.

Gavin Fischer struck out six batters in 2.2 innings and was one of five Wild pitchers used on the night.

Chugiak 9, West 4

Connor Lanehart went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and three RBIs to power the Post 33 Mustangs to an Alaska Legion league win at the Alaska 529 Midseason Classic at Mulcahy Stadium.

Lanehart hit a two-run double in the first inning and added an RBI single in the fourth inning as Chugiak continued its strong play with its third straight victory.

Preston Rau pitched 3.1 innings of scoreless relief, Gabe Gruszynski pitched two innings and scored two runs, and Fisher Sims went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run for the Mustangs (4-7). The Chugiak defense turned a double play in the seventh inning.

West's Orion Haliburton went 2-for-4 with a run. Joey Walker and Evan Fitzgerald had RBIs and Cyrus Clendaniel and Michael Halpern scored runs. Walker also pitched 2.1 innings of shutout relief for the Post 1 Eagles (2-8).

Dimond 10, Bartlett 0

Logan Sweet went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Luke Smith pitched five shutout innings as the Post 21 Lynx snapped a three-game losing streak with an Alaska Legion league win at the Alaska 529 Midseason Classic at Mulcahy Stadium.

Sweet had a two-run single as part of Dimond's six-run in the first inning. He also had a RBI single as part of a three-run second inning.

Shane Stephan was 2-for-3 with a run and RBI while Ryan Henrickson, Alex Wright and Smith also drove in runs for the Lynx (6-3).

Bartlett (2-7) got base hits from Ashton Volkman, Carl Colavecchio, Corey Gagnebin and Bryer Greene. Gagnebin also made a defensive web gem.