Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - West Anchorage blanked Juneau 3-0 at the Legion state baseball tournament on Friday.
Southpaw Leland Wilson of West pitched a two-hit shutout and racked up 16 strikeouts as the Eagles prevailed 3-0 over defending champion Juneau on the first day of the Alliance State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.
Wilson’s 16 strikeouts are the most for a West pitcher since Dalton Chapman recorded a Cook Inlet Conference record 20 strikeouts in 2014. The state tournament record is 21 Ks held by Kenai’s Marshall Boze set in 1988.
Juneau starter Garrett Bryant struck out seven over four strong innings, allowing just one hit and one run.
This was only the fourth loss for Juneau in 19 games at the state tournament since 2017.
South survived Chugiak 7-6, Eagle River bested Kenai 5-1 and Wasilla shut down Dimond 2-0.