Matson: East, Bartlett, South Open start with wins

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 24, 2020

Matson Invitational

Game 1

East 14, Service 5

All nine East starters scored a run and the trio of Gavin Oakley, Jacob Hulst and Bryce Erickson combined for 10 RBIs as the T-birds flew away with this first-round win.

 

Oakley went 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Hulst and Erickson each drove in three runs.

 

Zach Barnhart scored three runs and pitched in the game as well.

 

Service's Henry Helgeson finished 2-for-3 and crushed a home run in the fifth inning.

 

Game 2

Bartlett 15, Fairbanks 1

 

Carl Colavecchio and Eli Corwin each drove in a pair of runs to lead the charge in an offensive assault for the Golden Bears in a first-round win at the Matson Invitational.

 

Corwin went 3-for-3 and Colavecchio ripped a double.

 

Luke Helgeson scored three runs, banged out two hits and doubled.

 

Bartlett pitchers Taylor McCart and Luke Helgeson combined on a 2-hitter.

 

Game 3

South Open 16, North Pole 2

Oliver Brown pitched five innings to get the win and drove in three runs as South Open defeated North Pole 16-2 on Day of the Matson Invitational.

 

Brown finished 3-for-5 with a double.

 

Kellen Curtis doubled, tripled and scored five runs.

 

Connor Lowe and Isaac Johnson each had 2 RBIs for the Wolverines.

 

The North Pole players might have something on their mind. A few days ago, Wild coach Ray Pulsifer was struck in the eye with a ball at practice and was taken to JBER hospital.

 

Our thoughts are with you, coach.