Utah’s Lone Peak beats Ketchikan for Todd Ryan title
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 1, 2018
Ethan Lamb doubled and tripled to highlight an 18-hit attack from Utah’s Lone Peak Post 19 that carried the Misfits to an 18-11 victory over Ketchikan Post 3 in the title game of the Todd Ryan Memorial Tournament in Wasilla.
Lone Peak scored 10 runs in the fourth inning and five more in the fifth inning to pull away and claim the championship in the second stop on the four-leg Alaska Airlines Tournament Tour. The series continues this week in Kenai before wrapping up in Anchorage for the BP Invitational.
The Misfits should have lots of confidence moving forward after winning the title and avenging a 6-2 loss to Ketchikan earlier in the tournament.
Lamb drove in four runs, scored three runs and pitched 1.2 innings, striking out five of eight batters he faced. He also played both middle infield positions.
Lone Peak’s Ryder Christiansen went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and three runs. Karsten Hatch was 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs.
Ketchikan was playing its 10th game in six days on an extended road trip from Southeast Alaska. Credit the Kings for fighting through mental and physical fatigue.
The loss snapped their six-game winning streak.
Wyatt Barajas went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and Cody Kemble was 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs. Hayden McGarrigan and CJ Jasper each had two hits and combined to drive in three runs.
Lone Peak (UT) 110 (10)50 1 - 18 13 1
Ketchikan 210 503 0 - 11 11 6
Lone Peak - Walker, Lamb (4), Christiansen (5), Hatch (6) and Thomas. Ketchikan - Barajas, Salaza (5) and Kiffer. W - Walker. L - Barajas. 2B - Lamb (LP), Christiansen (LP), Barajas (K), Kemble (K), King (K), Nordlund (K). 3B - Lamb (LP), Gambil (LP), Walker (LP). HR – None.