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South, Sitka to meet for prep baseball crown

Wolves will tangle with Wolverines for the state high school baseball championship Saturday in Sitka.

The hometown Sitka Wolves and the defending state champion South Wolverines claimed semifinal wins Friday at Sitka's Moller Field to advance to Saturday's 4 p.m. title game.

Sitka, which is seeking its first state title since 2007, overwhelmed Wasilla 14-0. It was Wasilla's second loss of the season.

South, the champ the last two seasons, blanked Colony 4-0.

In other games Friday, West Valley bounced Eagle River from its first state tournament 7-4 and Lathrop eliminated Juneau 5-2.

Eagle River's game came about 12 hours after its 10-4 loss to Sitka in a first-round game late Thursday. The game started two hours late, around 9 p.m., because the South-Juneau game that preceded it went 15 innings. Eagle River was playing again at 1 p.m. Friday.

Juneau didn't get much of a break between game either. It had Friday's 10 a.m. game, and didn't finish its marathon with South until nearly 9 p.m. Thursday.

Dimond 13, West 2

Jordan Clevenger and Preston Micheletto had three hits and four RBIs apiece to lead Dimond past West 13-2 in American Legion action Friday.

One of Clevenger's hits was a two-run home run while Micheletto smacked a double and stole two bases.

Billy Ballantine had a triple, scored twice and stole a base for West.

Blayke Brower pitched five innings for Dimond, giving up just two hits and striking out nine.

State baseball

ASAA/First National Bank

Moller Park, Sitka

All times ADT

THURSDAY'S RESULTS

Wasilla 5, West Valley 4

Colony 7, Lathrop 6

South 7, Juneau 6, 15 innings

Sitka 10, Eagle River 4

FRIDAY'S RESULTS

Loser out

Lathrop 5, Juneau 2

West Valley 7, Eagle River 4

Semifinals

South 4, Colony 0

Sitka 10, Wasilla 0

SATURDAY'S GAMES

10 a.m. -- West Valley vs. Lathrop, 4th place

1 p.m. -- Wasilla vs. Colony, 3rd place

4 p.m. -- Sitka vs. South, championship