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.