Wolves conclude successful season at state softball tournament
Eagle River’s hopes of a first state softball title since 2006 were dashed Friday as Dimond and Wasilla handed the Wolves back-to-back losses at South Davis Park in Fairbanks.
The losses came after the Wolves opened the bracket portion of the tournament with a 10-6 win over West Valley.
Avery Brown gave up four runs on five hits in 5 ⅓ innings for the Wolves, who hammered 20 hits in the game. Leading the way was Serenity Argudin, who went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and a trio of runs scored.
The win advanced the Wolves to an all-Cook Inlet Conference semifinal round, where they fell 12-5 to Dimond. The loss dropped the Wolves into the loser-our bracket, where they were eliminated with a 14-6 loss to Wasilla.
East went on to win the tournament, finishing an undefeated season with a 10-2 win over Dimond in the title game.
The state tournament trip was a win in itself for the Wolves, who were making their third appearance at state and first since 2007. The school’s 2006 softball team is the only program to win a state title in ERHS history.
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