The Post 20 Twins American Legion baseball team battled Chugiak in the double-elimination, loser’s bracket round on Monday, falling to Chugiak 11-8. The Twins are eliminated from the state tournament with their second tournament loss.
The Twins, trailing 8-4 into the seventh inning, tied the game at 8-8 with a four-run seventh; only to allow three runs in the eighth inning for an 11-8 Chugiak victory.
Chugiak Post 33 advances to play Juneau Post 25 on Tuesday in state tournament play; Juneau advances due to a disqualification of Wasilla. The Wasilla team used an ineligible player in its 2-1 victory over Juneau on Monday. By American Legion rule, no player can participate in a baseball activity that causes that player to miss games by his/her Post team; a player for Wasilla played in the lower 48 during a period of time this summer.
The penalty forced Wasilla to forfeit Monday’s 2-1 victory over Juneau and counts as Wasilla’s second tournament loss, thus eliminated Wasilla from the tournament.
Service and Dimond advance in the winner’s bracket to face each other on Tuesday.
American Legion Team of Excellence
Post 20 Twins: Infielder Hector A. Rivera, Catcher Kenny Griffin, Utility Player Tommy Bowe and Starting Pitcher Dallas Pierren