Juneau Post 25 is two games away from a state championship at the American Legion Baseball Tournament in Anchorage. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau Post 25 is two games away from a state championship at the American Legion Baseball Tournament in Anchorage. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau Post 25 eliminates Dimond

  • Friday, July 28, 2017 7:06pm
  • Sports

Philip Wall got Juneau Post 25 back on track at the American Legion State Tournament Friday in Anchorage. The Thunder Mountain High School senior threw seven scoreless innings, leading Juneau to a 4-2 win over Dimond Post 21 at Mulcahy Stadium.

“Dimond always comes ready to play,” Post 25 manager Joe Tompkins said via text. “We knew it was going to be a battle. Our defense is tough and Phil pitched smart, got ahead early and changed speeds well.”

Dimond is now eliminated from the tournament as only three teams remain: Juneau, Service and South.

Zeb Storie had a strong day on offense and defense. He went 1-for-2, scored two runs and was sharp at shortstop.

Bobby Cox, Alex Muir and Kasey Watts recorded RBIs for Juneau.

After trailing by mulitiple runs for most of the game, Dimond scored two runs in the eighth inning.

Then in the ninth, the Lynx looked poised for a two-out rally. Jacob Andresen, Kaden Roettger and Conor Bates-Janigo made three straight hits to load the bases. However, Bryce Swofford collected an easy grounder to make a force out at first.

Juneau will face either Service or South at 3 p.m. Saturday. In either case, Juneau will have to play a second game against Service in order to win the championship. At the start of the day on Friday, Service was the only remaining unbeaten in the tournament. A team must lose twice to be eliminated.


• Contact sports reporter Nolin Ainsworth at 523-2272 or nolin.ainsworth@juneauempire.com.


More in Sports

A roadside daisy displays a fasciated center. (Photo by Deana Barajas)
On the Trails: An odd plant malady, a clever duck, and more

I recently learned about a mysterious, relatively rare affliction of plants called… Continue reading

Juneau’s Jacob Thibodeau (right) takes a selfie with WSOP legend Phil Hellmuth in the background. (Photo provided by Alaska Sports Report)
Juneau’s Jacob Thibodeau and Mario Fata consistently cashing in at World Series of Poker

Anchorage pro Adam Hendrix remains Alaska’s most prominent poker player, but don’t… Continue reading

Heidi Reifenstein reaches Father Brown’s Cross to complete the Goldbelt Tram-Mount Roberts Trail Run on Saturday, setting a new women’s record for the 3½-mile race with a time of 37 minutes and 40 seconds. (Photo by Jeff Gnass)
A mother of a mountain: Heidi Reifenstein sets new women’s record for Goldbelt Tram-Mount Roberts Trail Run

Longtime Juneau resident returns to peak form after taking break from racing while raising kids.

After a morning hike, a satisfying breakfast for under $20 hits the spot. (Photo by Jeff Lund)
I Went to the Woods: Food for thought

To my left is a man with a thick British accent who… Continue reading

The Nogahabara Sand Dunes in the Koyukuk Wilderness Area west of Koyukuk River. (Keith Ramos / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Alaska Science Forum: Mystery of the glass tool kit in the sand

From space, the Nogahabara Dunes are a splotch of blond sand about… Continue reading

A bumblebee pollinates the flower of shy maiden, which will turn upward soon afterward. (Photo by Bob Armstrong)
On the Trails: Flowers, showy and otherwise

The spring and summer flower show at Cowee Meadows (way out on… Continue reading

Athletes compete in a swim event at the Dimond Park Aquatic Center on Sept. 16, 2023. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire file photo)
My Turn: It’s OK to say an athlete failed at obtaining a goal

During the telecasts of the 2024 Olympic trials commentators stated that around… Continue reading

A brush turkey on a mound the size of a car (Flickr.com photo by Doug Beckers /CC-BY-SA-2.0)
On the Trails: Nest-building by male birds

Most birds build some sort of nest where the eggs are incubated.… Continue reading

Insects like these flies clinging to a tent seem to be in ample supply in Alaska’s boreal forest. (Photo by Ned Rozell)
Alaska Science Forum: Insects of Alaska forest humming along

Recent long-term studies revealed a three-quarters reduction of insects in parts of… Continue reading

An estimated 185 people, many dressed in unconventional attire for running or walking, take off from the starting line outside Centennial Hall during the Only Fools Run At Night on Friday. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Juneau revives its summer solstice spirit with Only Fools Run At Night

Runners and walkers in madcap costumes fill downtown streets as race returns after six-year absence.

Lydia Jacoby, Alaska’s gold-medal swimmer, announced Tuesday she is withdrawing from the U.S. Olympic Trials. (Alaska Sports Report photo)
P.J. Foy does not advance, Lydia Jacoby withdraws from U.S. Olympic swimming trials

First-ever Juneau swimmer to compete in trials finishes 49th among 61 competitors Friday.

Trout Unlimited's Matt Boline holds a container with coho fry for official documentation of anadromous fish use in an unnamed creek in the vicinity of Juneau. (Photo by Jeff Lund)
I Went to the Woods: Survey says…

Our floatplane cleared the notch in the snowy ridge then turned slightly… Continue reading