Knik Little Leaguers wrap successful 2018 seasons
The Knik Little League’s Intermediate All-Stars advanced to the Western Regional Tournament in Tempe, Arizona, by winning the Alaska District 1 championship. The team finished fourth in the region, dropping their final game 16-9 to Northern California.
The team was one of two Knik squads to win district titles, joining the league’s 9-11 year-old squad as champions. The Knik Little League majors (11-12) team reached the District 1 final against host Abbott-O-Rabbit before falling 3-1 in the district championship. AOR lost to Juneau in the state tournament to advance to the Little League World Series Northwest Regional.
The season was a success both on and off the field for Knik, which fielded 50 baseball and softball teams this season. Knik hosted the 9-11 district finals July 6-8 at Lions Park in Eagle River. The league also held a celebration of its storied past, with several members of the 1968 state Little League championship team returning to Chugiak for a 50-year reunion.
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