Wasilla, Sitka, Monroe Catholic secure berths to state Friday

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 27, 2016

In the Southcentral Conference, Wasilla shut out Soldotna 5-0 in a battle of No. 1 seeds. Wasilla clinched the league title and a state tournament berth.

Soldotna will face the Colony-Kenai winner on Saturday, with the winner punching their ticket to state.

Sitka knocked off Juneau-Douglas 7-1 to advance to Saturday's Southeast Conference title game. The Wolves will face the winner of Juneau-Douglas and Ketchikan.

Ketchikan's Nathan Bonck threw his second no-hitter of the season in a 6-0 win over Thunder Mountain. He struck out 15 batters over seven innings. The Kings won twice today.

Monroe Catholic also won two games, including a 6-3 win over West Valley to grab the program's second berth to state.

Monroe will face Lathrop in the Mid Alaska championship game Saturday.

Each of the four conferences receive two berths to state.

Earlier in the week, Chugiak beat South Anchorage 6-4 for the Cook Inlet Conference championship.

So far, Chugiak, Wasilla, South, Sitka, Lathrop and Monroe Catholic have booked their seats to the big dance.

Two spots remain; one from of the Southcentral and another out of the Southeast.

This story was written by Van Williams, a freelance writer in Anchorage and the ALB Media Director.