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 notches 1st win of season

The Alaska 20 picked up its first victory of the Alliance Baseball League season Saturday, topping Palmer 5-4 in Anchorage. The Twins then lost to West 12-1 in a game shortened to 4 1/2 innings by the mercy rule.

Alaska 20 is now 1-5 in nonleague play. Alaska 20 has its first league game of the season, and first home game of the season, Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. against Service at the Kenai Little League fields. The teams also play a nonleague contest at 3 p.m.

Mose Hayes had a big effort in the Palmer game. Hayes pitched four innings, giving up two hits and a run while walking one and striking out two. At the plate, Hayes was 3 for 4 with a run and three RBIs.

Sam Berry pitched the final three innings for Alaska 20, giving up four hits and three runs while walking two. Berry also was 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs.

Also in the Palmer victory, Davey Belger had two runs.

In the loss to West, Hayes and Berry had the lone hits. Berry had an RBI, while Charles Tappen had the run.

Tanner Ussing, Nick Wehrstein and Belger pitched in the game and had trouble slowing down West, which banged out 11 hits.

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