Legion baseball teams break for summer camp

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 11:30

Alaska American Legion baseball players have been camping this week.

Instead of taking to the woods, teams are taking the field at Mulcahy Stadium for the league’s annual College Coaches Camp, a showcase for players to show their stuff in front of eight college coaches. The four-day camp culminates in an all-star game Thursday, June 22 against the Alaska Baseball League’s Anchorage Bucs. This year’s camp includes instruction by coaches from the College of Idaho, Pierce Community College, Dixie State, Montana State, West Virginia and Northern Colorado.

Heading into the break, Chugiak was tied for third in the legion’s National Division with a 3-4 record. Chugiak recently returned from a trip to Southeast Alaska, where the Mustangs split a pair of league games against Ketchikan Saturday, June 17. Chugiak also got a nonleague win over Post 3 on Sunday.

Chugiak returns to action against another Southeast foe Sunday, June 25, when the Mustangs will host Juneau Post 25 in a noon doubleheader at Oberg Field.

Eagle River went into camp break with a 2-3 record and were one spot behind their crosstown rivals in the standings. The Wolves suffered a 10-3 loss to Service on Wednesday, June 14, then took out their frustrations in a 12-1 nonleague thumping of Bartlett Saturday, June 17 at Loretta French Park in Chugiak.

Eagle River will host Ketchikan for a doubleheader starting at noon Saturday, June 24 at Loretta French.

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