Alaska 20 shortstop Mose Hayes throws to first base during practice Monday, June 8, 2020, at the Soldotna baseball fields in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska 20 shortstop Mose Hayes throws to first base during practice Monday, June 8, 2020, at the Soldotna baseball fields in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska 20 drops season openers

Alaska 20 opened its season by dropping a pair of nonconference games in Anchorage on Wednesday.

Alaska 20, a summer baseball group of high school students from the Kenai Peninsula formerly known as the American Legion Twins, lost 9-3 to South and 9-4 to Service.

The two contests were nonleague.

Heading into the nonleague games, Alaska 20 head coach Robb Quelland said the contests would be more about getting players into shape in a safe fashion than winning.

In the 9-3 loss to South, the Wolverines led 9-0 after four innings. Harrison Metz, Jonathan Gregoire, Tanner Ussing, Sam Berry and Davey Belger all saw time on the hill in the seven-inning game.

The Twins had three hits in the game — two from Jacob Belger and one from Sam Berry. Belger also had two RBIs, while Berry knocked in one.

In the 9-4 loss, Mose Hayes, Karl Wickstrom, Nick Wehrstein and Belger all saw time on the hill. Alaska 20 trailed 3-2 before giving up six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The lone hit for the Twins came from Ussing, while Hayes had two RBIs and Metz and Berry each drove in one.

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