Eagle River completes Legion A tournament triple crown
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Aug 4, 2019
Alaska Airlines Jr. Legion State Championships
Title Game Eagle River 17, Dimond 4
Luke Barch pitched a complete game and Joshua Thompson had four RBIs as the Wolves rolled in the title game to capture the Alaska Airlines Jr. Legion State Championships crown at Kosinski Fields.
Garrin Henning, Mitchell Legenza, Gavin Henning, Alex Mullen, Barch, Reece Younge and Caleb Roles also batted in runs for the winners.
No. 1-seeded Eagle River captured this season’s Legion A triple crown with tournament championships in Fairbanks, Chugiak and Anchorage.
Barch scored two runs, stole a base and pitched all five innings in the title game.
Thompson went 3-for-3 with a double, run, walk to highlight the 17-run attack.
Gavin Henning hit a double and scored twice, Young scored three times and Legenza scored two runs and stole a base.
Dimond's Carl Colavecchio went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Peyton Montagna doubled and scored a run. Michael Bretke scored a run and was one of five pitchers to see action.
This was Dimond's first finals appearance in this season's Legion A trio of tournaments.
In the semifinals earlier in the day, No. 3 Dimond posted an 11-9 upset victory over No. 2 Palmer, a two-time tournament series finalist.
Dimond's Alex Wright went 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs and three RBIs. Brayden Rundle was 3-for-4 with a run and RBI. Garrett Lick doubled twice and scored three times.
Bretke got it done on both ends, batting 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, and then closing out game to earn the save. He came in relief of Lynx starter Joseph Moriaty, who picked up the win with six innings of work.
The Alaska Airlines Jr. Legion State Championships featured 14 games between Legion A teams from Eagle River, Dimond, Palmer, Fairbanks, South, North Pole, West and Chugiak.