Interior Alaska’s legion baseball teams fall to West Anchorage

Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM AKDT
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West Anchorage at the plate against the Fairbanks 49ers. (Jordan Rodenberger/KTVF/July 10, 2020)
West Anchorage at the plate against the Fairbanks 49ers. (Jordan Rodenberger/KTVF/July 10, 2020)(Jordan Rodenberger/KTVF/July 10, 2020)

Fairbanks vs. West Anchorage Game 1 July 10 6:30 P.M.:

The Fairbanks 49ers were holding a slim lead over the top team in the National Division, as they were up 3-2 heading into the final frame. However, those dreams were dashed after back-to-back errors and five runs were scored in the seventh by the Eagles. Jack Opinsky led West Anchorage with two RBIs, while Shawn Jones closed out the final two frames on the mound giving up zero hits in two innings of work. Josh Bronson put the 49ers in position to win after working five innings with four strikeouts and only giving up three hits.

Fairbanks vs. West Anchorage Game 2 July 12 11:00 A.M.:

The Fairbanks suffered another heart breaker to West Anchorage after a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh. In the seventh inning, Fairbanks scored two runs to take the lead but that lead would disappear thanks to Bubba Mendoza. Mendoza knocked the ball out to right field, bringing in Colton Copelin for the walk-off winner. West Anchorage was led by Max Fink and Luke Lagnes as they combined for four RBIs, while Colin Brannan had two RBIs for the Wild.

North Pole vs. West Anchorage Game 1 July 11 12:00 P.M.:

The North Pole Wild had a tough time against West Anchorage on July 11, falling 11-1. The Wild gave up eight runs through the final two innings, and their lone came in the third inning from Hatcher Wendt scoring on a wild pitch. West’s offense was powered by Jack Opinsky who led with three RBIs. Leland Wilson dominated on the mound for the Eagles, getting 12 strikeouts and only surrendering three hits.

North Pole vs. West Anchorage Game 2 3:00 P.M.:

The Wild were tied 2-2 with West through three innings, however the Eagles scored three in the fifth inning to seal the deal en route to a 6-2 victory. Quinn Bates Janigo led the Eagles with two RBIs, while Luke Langes went the distance with seven strikeouts through seven innings of work. Both Dustin Peterson and Ethan Clifford chipped in RBIs for North Pole as the team left eight runners on base.


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