Matson: Wasilla only unbeaten among final four

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 29, 2018

Matson Invitational

Game 11: Wasilla 10, Eagle River 7

Ben Werner and Taylon Ottinger each had three hits as the Post 35 Road Warriors banged out 11 hits and made a late charge to beat the Wolves in a Day 3 winner's bracket game at the Matson Invitational at Bartlett High School.


Werner reached base four times and scored three runs, including the go-ahead score in the sixth inning in a game that ended because of the tournament's 2-hour, 15-minute time limit.


Ottinger and Jake Gilbert each had three RBIs for Wasilla (19-11), which improved to 3-0 in the tournament.


Gilbert pitched 5.2 innings with six strikeouts but left trailing 7-6, giving way to Logan Murphy, who got the final out and picked up the win.


Aaron Davis went 2-for-2 and collected two RBIs and scored twice.


Ryan Gray, Chase McGraw, Christian Frederick and Cam Witte also drove in runs for the Wolves.

Eagle River 101 410 - 7 7 4

Wasilla 014 104 - 10 11 1

Eagle River - Olmstead, Gray (2), McGray (4), Bodine (6) and Witte. Wasilla - Gilbert, Murphy (6) and Arend. W - Murphy. L - McGraw. 2B - Davis (ER), McGraw (ER), Gilbert (W). 3B - None. HR - None.


Game 10: Fairbanks 1, East 0

Issac Roehl outdueled Patrick Leshan in an old-fashioned pitching battle that could have gone either way before the Post 11 49ers escaped with a close win in a Day 3 consolation bracket game at the Matson Invitational at Bartlett High School.


The only run came in the second inning when Travis Moore smacked a leadoff double, advanced to third on a sac bunt by Kaleb McWilliams and scored on August Jensen's base hit. Jensen, who bats No. 8 in the lineup, singled after working the count full.


Roehl pitched a 7-inning complete game on just 77 pitches. He allowed five hits and no walks and got two double plays behind him. He also went 2-for-3 at the plate.


East’s Jonny Earhart went 2-for-3 and was his team’s only baserunner to reach third base. Other base hits came from Ricky Gatter, Zack Barnhart and Jacob Dunham.


Leshan scattered seven hits and five walks over 5.2 innings. He did a marvelous job of dancing around trouble - three times wiggling off a base-loaded jam with no damage.

East 000 000 0 - 0 5 2

Fairbanks 010 000 x - 1 7 0

East - Leshan, Solberg (6) and Earhart. Fairbanks - Roehl and Emerson. W - Roehl. L - Leshan. 2B - Moore (F). 3B - None. HR - None.


Game 9: Palmer 7, Ketchikan 6

Zach Satterly pitched 5.2 innings of shutout relief, batted 3-for-3 and scored the winning run in the fifth inning as the Post 15 Pioneers rallied from an early 6-2 deficit to stay alive in the tournament and eliminate the Post 3 King Salmon in a Day 3 consolation bracket game at Bartlett High School.


With his team down 6-2 and ducks on the pond, Satterly entered the game and immediately induced an inning-ending double play. It was a sign of things to come. he issued no walks and allowed five hits, with only two baserunners getting as far as third base.


In the fifth inning, Ketchikan scored two runs to take the lead for good after Kolten Ketchum singled and scored on Satterly's double and eventually driven home by on James Nelson.


Ketchikan’s Wyatt Barajas went 2-for-4 with a double and was one of five players with RBIs. The others were Brock King, Gavin Salazar, Liam Kiffer and Sean Taveres.

Palmer 022 120 0 - 7 8 2

Ketchikan 150 000 0 - 6 8 4

Palmer - Engst, Satterly and Ryan. Ketchikan - Kemble, King (3), Salazar (5) and Schultz. W - Satterly. L - Salazar. 2B - Satterly (P), Barajas (K), Kiffer (K). 3B - None. HR - None.