Interior Legion teams wrap up season

Published: Jul. 31, 2019 at 4:05 PM AKDT
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The two Interior Legion teams concluded their 2019 slate with the Matson Invitational at Bartlett High School in Anchorage.

The Fairbanks 49ers and the North Pole Wild actually met for game one of the five-day tournament.

With the help of a three-run sixth inning, the Wild topped Fairbanks 6-3.

Gavin Fischer got the complete game win on the mound, tossing 8 strikeouts, while allowing just one run and four hits.

Fischer also had the game's lone extra base-hit, while producing an RBI.

Dustin Peterson finished 3 for 4 and Ethan Wolfe drove in a pair of runs.

Isaac Roehl, Dylan Swarthout and Josh Bronson each collected in RBI for the 49ers in the loss.

Fairbanks won the season series over the Wild 3-2.


In game two of the tournament, the Wild fell to Ketchikan 17-7.

Alex Garcia, Hatcher Wendt, and Wolfe each generated a hit and an RBI for North Pole in the loss.

The Wild bounced back against East Anchorage, and it was the sixth inning once again that brought North Pole to victory.

Their three runs in the frame, led by Wyatt Kramer and Hunter Merideth RBI's, propelled them to a 5-3 win over the Thunderbirds.

The Wild then met Eagle River for it's season finale, dropping the contest 11-6.

Krammer led the Wild at the plate, driving in three runs in the contest.

Wolfe went 2 for 3, while Garcia and Peterson each had an RBI.


Fairbanks recovered from their loss in the opening game with strong performance against the South Anchorage Wolverines.

Trailing by three runs to South Anchorage heading into the final inning, the 49ers put four on the board in the final frame to take the win, with Shaun Conwell drawing a walk for the winning run to come home.

Graydon "Country" Lesneski drove in a pair of runs while going 2 for 2 at the plate.

Other 49ers collecting RBI's in the win were Bronson, Swarthout and Travis Moore III.

For their season finale, Fairbanks squared off against the Eagle River Wolves. The 49ers could not overcome the early deficit, dropping the game 4-1.

Andrew Troppmann went 2 for 4 and stole a pair of bases in the loss.

State Honors

Five of the Interior baseball players were named Alaska Legion Baseball Team of Excellence Honorable Mentions.

From the 49ers, Roehl, Troppmann and Jacob Angaiak were recognized.

For the Wild, it was Garcia and Peterson earning the honors.

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