WASILLA — The Wasilla Road Warriors used Ty Dudley’s two-run walk-off home run to score the 9-7 come-from-behind victory over Chugiak to overcome a slow start against the Mustangs.
There was nothing slow about Wasilla’s start the following day.
The Road Warriors stormed to an 18-2 Alliance Baseball League win over rival Palmer Monday night at McManus Field in Wasilla.
“I think my kids showed up to hit the ball,” Wasilla head coach Ken Ottinger said. “They played hard, ran the bases hard, played my kind of baseball hard.”
Clayton Boyett and Waylon Payne drove in three runs each. Boyett, Nolan Murphy and Jacob Hansen scored three runs each. Dudley, Murphy and AJ Camacho added two RBI. Jacob Gilbert, Bryce Frazier and also scored two runs.
Gilbert fanned six and allowed two hits over four innings of work.
Wasilla jumped to a 6-2 lead in the first, and added five runs in the third and seven in the fourth.
Brady Shults finished with a single and an RBI for the Pioneers, and Kaden Ketchum added a single and a run scored.
Wasilla improved to 8-0 with the win. Palmer dropped to 4-4.
Wasilla 9, Chugiak 7Ty Dudley used a two-run blast in the bottom of the eighth to lead Wasilla to an 9-7 win over Chugiak Sunday at McManus Field in Wasilla.
The Warriors trailed 7-1 in the fifth, scored a combined six runs in the fifth and sixth to tie the score at 7. With the Warriors trailing by two, Clayton Boyett and Waylon Payne both scored on a Chugiak error to tie the game. Earlier in the inning, Jacob Gilbert notched an RBI single and later scored on a Nolan Murphy sacrifice fly.
Dudley also earned the win in relief, allowing one hit over two innings of work.
Palmer 11, East Anchorage 1Luke Guggenmos and Brady Shults drove in two runs each to lead Palmer to an 11-1 win over East Anchorage Sunday at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer.
Landon Guggenmos and Brady Shults scored two runs each to lead the Pioneers. Landon Guggenmos was also on the mound and scattered three hits over five innings of work.
Kenai 5, Palmer 4Palmer scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh, but its rally fell just short. Kenai edged the Pioneers 5-4 Friday in Anchorage.
Bryant Marks used a bases-clearing double in the seventh to bring the Pioneers within a run. Noah Williams, Alex Manning and Kaden Ketchum scored for Palmer on the Bryant double.
Palmer 5, Bartlett 3Palmer’s middle of the lineup — Luke Guggenmos, Brady Shults and Owen Hayes — combined for six hits to lead the Pioneers to a 5-3 win over Bartlett June 18.
Guggenmos also scored two runs in the win.
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