Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau’s Post 25 American Legion baseball team lost to Cody, Wyoming, 13-1 in four innings in the second round of action at the Northwest Class A Regional Tournament (NWCART) at Anchorage’s Mulcahy Stadium on Saturday.
Juneau’s lone run came in the bottom of the fourth inning when Bodhi Nelson hit a one-out double, advanced on a Kasen Ludeman single and scored after tagging up on a fly ball out to left field by Landon Simonson.
Simonson finished with one RBI. Christian Ludeman, B. Nelson and K. Ludeman had one hit each. B. Nelson scored the lone run. Austin McCurley, Garrison Luben and Rory Hayes earned one walk each.
Luben started on the mound and went one inning, allowed one hit and five runs, struck out two and walked five. B. Nelson worked one inning and allowed two hits and four runs and walked three. Joe Aline pitched two innings, allowing four hits and four runs, striking out two and walking two.
Wyoming’s Jackson Schroeder tripled, scored two runs and was the winning pitcher. Schroeder struck out three in 2.2 innings.
Wyoming scored five runs in the first, two in the second, and three in both the third and fourth innings.
The loss puts Juneau into an elimination game on Sunday against Marsh Valley, Idaho.
In other action Saturday, Service was eliminated with their second loss, falling to Marsh Valley, Idaho 8-4 and Palmer was eliminated, falling to Wasilla 5-4. Gallatin Valley, Montana, improved to two wins and no losses with a 4-2 score over South.
Sunday games will feature Wasilla and South in an elimination game; Marsh Valley, Idaho, and Juneau in an elimination game; and Wyoming and Idaho in a winners bracket game.
The double-elimination tournament featured the second place teams from American Legion state tournaments across the Pacific Northwest. The tourney includes AA Alaska state runner-up South, third place Juneau, fourth place Palmer and fifth place Service, as well as at large bid Wasilla and teams from Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
Gallatin Valley (MT) 7, Marsh Valley (ID) 6
Juneau (AK) 14, Palmer (AK) 10
South (AK) 9, Service (AK) 1
Cody (WY) 7, Wasilla (AK) 2
Marsh Valley (ID) 8, Service (AK) 4 - Service eliminated.
Wasilla (AK) 5, Palmer (AK) 4 - Palmer eliminated.
Gallatin Valley (MT) 4, South (AK) 2
Cody (WY) 13, Juneau (AK) 1
SUNDAY: All Games Rained Out.
10 a.m. (Mulcahy) Game 11 - Gallatin Valley (MT) 2-0 vs. Cody (WY) 2-0
1 p.m. (Mulcahy) Game 9 - Wasilla (AK) 1-1 vs. South (AK) 1-1, elimination game.
4 p.m. (Mulcahy) Game 10 - Marsh Valley (ID) 1-1 vs. Juneau (AK) 1-1, elimination game.
5:30 p.m. (Bartlett HS) Game 12 - Winner Gm9 vs Loser Gm11.
7 p.m. (Mulcahy) Game 13 - Winner Gm11 vs. Winner Gm10
noon (Mulcahy) Game 14 - Championship Game Winner Gm12 vs. Winner Gm13.
If 3 teams remain after game 13 then the winner of game 11 automatically receives the bye to Game 15
3:30 p.m. (Mulcahy) Game 15 If-Necessary Game