Anchorage — Fairbanks pitcher Mekiah Stansel struck out eight and allowed just one hit but absorbed a 2-1 loss to Dimond Post 21 in an American Legion baseball game Friday at Kosinski Fields.
Fairbanks took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when leadoff batter Adam Norton singled and went on to score.
Dimond answered with two runs in the fourth, one on a groundout and one on a Preston Micheleto single that was Dimond's lone hit.
Dimond pitcher Grant Remmer struck out 10 and gave up four hits for the win.
South 12, Chugiak 2
South Post 4's Bryan Baker drove in three runs on three hits Friday, sparking a 12-2 American Legion baseball win over Chugiak Post 33 at Taylar Young Field.
Eddie Lewis added a pair of hits and four RBIs for the Wolverines, with Brad Butcher and Alec Valdez each chipping in two hits as well. Josh Crapps earned the win, pitching a complete game and allowing four hits and two walks.
Chase Wilson highlighted Chugiak's play with a two-run home run.
Eagle River 17, East 7
Eagle River Post 8 loaded the bases with its first three batters Friday and kept the hits coming in a 17-7 rout of East Post 34 in an American Legion baseball game at Kosinski Fields.
Eagle River led 10-1 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, when a three-run triple by Yeramy Valdez sparked a six-run rally for East that cut the lead to 10-7. The Wolves answered back with a run in the top of the fifth and cemented the win with six more in the sixth.
Michael Rosenberg ripped two triples, scored four runs and drove in three runs for Eagle River, which also got four RBIs and three runs from David Fuller. R.J. Dirscherl went 3-for-3 and cracked a double. Lauren Frost earned the win on the mound.
Valdez finished with two hits for East, and Matt Schnellaecher drove in two runs on one hit.
WORLD SERIES OF POKER
Another Alaskan cashes
Young Ji of Anchorage has become the 10th Alaskan to earn money at the 2013 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.
Ji collected $10,264 for his 16th-place finish in a Pot-Limit Omaha tournament that required a $1,500 buy-in and drew 1,022 entries.
Those winnings are the second-most among the 10 Alaskans who have cashed in the prestigious tournament, which runs for nearly two months and includes more than 60 events.
Greg Hobson, who last year won a World Series of Poker event, has cashed twice already this year for a total of $18,925.