LEGION BASEBALL: Mustangs sweep through Interior; Wolves fall in Juneau
First-place Chugiak stormed through the Interior undefeated over the weekend in Alaska American Legion Baseball play.
The Post 33 Mustangs opened their road trip with a 5-3 league win over North Pole on July 13, followed by back-to-back wins over Fairbanks on July 14. Chugiak completed its perfect road trip with a 7-4 nonleague win over North Pole.
With the wins, Chugiak improved to 12-3 in the league and 17-9 overall. Through July 17, Chugiak was six points ahead of Juneau, which was 11-1 (45 points). Teams are awarded four points for a league win and one for a loss during the 18-game league schedule. The top three teams in each of the league’s two, eight-team divisions advance to the state tournament, which will be held July 27-31 at Mulcahy Stadium.
Eagle River’s hopes of a state tournament bid came to an end during a winless trip to Southeast over the weekend. The Wolves were eliminated from a chance at the tourney after dropping three straight league games to Juneau in the Capital City. Eagle River fell 5-1 on July 13, then dropped both ends of a doubleheader on Saturday. Eagle River’s trip ended with a 16-3 nonleague loss to Juneau on Sunday.
The losses dropped Eagle River to 4-10 in the league and 8-19 overall and officially eliminated the team from state playoff contention.
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Chugiak 3, Eagle River 0
Chugiak 5, North Pole 3
Juneau 5, Eagle River 1
Chugiak 14, Fairbanks 0
Chugiak 6, Fairbanks 4
Juneau 10, Eagle River 0
Juneau 5, Eagle River 2
Chugiak 7, North Pole 4 (nonleague)
Juneau 16, Eagle River 3 (nonleague)
Wednesday, July 18
Eagle River vs. Dimond, 6:30 p.m., Loretta French
Chugiak vs. East, 6:30 p.m., Oberg
Friday, July 20
Eagle River vs. Bartlett, 6:30 p.m., Loretta French
Chugiak vs. West, 6:30 p.m., Kosinski
Saturday, July 21
Eagle River vs. Fairbanks, 3 p.m., Bartlett High
Monday, July 23
West at Eagle River, 6:30 p.m., Loretta French
Tuesday, July 24
Chugiak at Wasilla, 6:30 p.m.