State Legion tournament: Chugiak, Wasilla win elimination games

Alaska Dispatch News

Wasilla Post 35 and Chugiak Post 33 survived elimination games Saturday at the American Legion state tournament at Mulcahy Stadium. 

Defending champion Chugiak earned a 9-7 win over Service Post 28 while Wasilla topped Eagle River 10-3. 

The tournament continues Sunday with winners bracket games featuring Kenai vs. South and Dimond vs. Juneau. Winners advance to Tuesday’s semifinal.

Chugiak plays the Kenai-South loser in one of two elimination games Monday while Wasilla will take on the Dimond-Juneau loser. 

Chugiak 9, Service 7

Deven Ferriss went 3 for 4 and scored three runs for Chugiak, which got two RBIs apiece from Sam Hanson, Jimmy Lanier and Jared Phearson.

Chugiak held a 6-4 lead through four innings, but Service plated two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to go up 7-6. 

Chugiak took the lead for good with two runs in the seventh inning, then added an insurance run in the top of the ninth. 

Brandon Sakamoto went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and scored a run to lead Service, which got a pair of hits from Mike Shuler. 

Wasilla 10, Eagle River 3

Ben Ross and Matt Palmer had huge games for Wasilla. Ross went 2 for 3 and drove in four runs while Palmer was 4 for 4 with three runs and one RBI. 

Mike Rosenberg went 2 for 4 to lead Eagle River. 

American Legion state tournament 
Mulcahy Stadium 
Saturday’s results 

Chugiak 9, Service 7
Wasilla 10, Eagle River 3

Sunday’s games 
1 p.m. – Dimond vs. Juneau
4 p.m. – Kenai vs. South