ER Legion Baseball team rolls up two more victories
The Eagle River Wolves American Legion baseball team sandwiched the Fourth of July with a pair of lopsided victories, both at the expense of West Anchorage Post 1, winning 15-2, Thursday, and 18-6, Saturday.
The Wolves flexed their offensive muscles in the first game, scoring 12 runs in the third inning, en route to the win at Loretta French Park.
West responded with a pair of runs in the fourth but the damage had been done, with players Dyson Dammayer and Dillon Oberly doing the honors.
Mike Rosenberg and Cody Keith had two hits apiece for Eagle River, with teammates Christian Fabacher, Lauren Frost, Guido Gerali, John Pepin, and Pete Kott getting one hit each. Kott was a bases-loaded triple in the third. Rosenberg was credited with an RBI-double.
Right-hander RJ Dirscherl earned the win on the mound for Eagle River. West had four hits for the contest, one each from Nate Paterson, L.J. Felix, Sean Duffy and Oberly.
The two teams concluded the oddest of doubleheader, facing one another again Saturday on Bartlett High’s new field.
The venue made for a much different game, with the two teams tied 5-5 through three innings.
The Wolves scored in each of the remaining innings, including an eight-run 7th inning, to run away with the contest.
West’s sixth run of the game came in the bottom of the seventh inning in the form of a solo home run off the bat of L.J. Felix.
Rosenberg went 3-5 at the plate, with 5 RBIs, while Gerali had three hits with three RBIs.
Mike Fitzgerald and Cameron Fabacher each had two hits, while Keith record a double and Trent Talley a single in the effort.
Eagle River’s Lauren Frost earned the win on the mound.
Felix went 3-4 at the plate, including a seventh inning home run, for West.
The local victories came on the heels of a 3-for-4 showing in Kodiak June 27-29.
In the first game, Eagle River outscored the Bears, 15-1, paced by two hits from Cameron Fabacher. Lone hits were contributed by Dirscherl, Rosenberg, Talley, Nate Ragina, John Pepin and Mike Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald also earn the win on the mound for the Wolves.
The double-header on June 28 yielded one victory apiece, with Eagle River claiming the first game, 9-7, and Kodiak the second, 10-8.
The Wolves closed out the four-game stand with a equally convincing 14-1 nod, ending after five innings due to the “mercy rule.”
Starting pitcher Pete Kott started earned the win, with Frost pitching two innings in relief.
Cameron Fabacher, Dirscherl, Rosenberg, and Fitzgerald all posted hits while each also scored two runs apiece for the Wolves. Pepin also scored twice, while Frost, Gerali, and Colby Duxbury also had hits for Eagle River.