Alaska 20.

Alaska 20.

Alaska 20 splits with Eagle River

Alaska 20 picked up a league victory and took a nonleague loss on the road against Eagle River on Wednesday.

Alaska 20 is now 2-2 in the Alliance Baseball League and 3-11 overall, while Eagle River is 1-1 and 6-6.

In the league victory, Alaska 20 won 12-2, evoking the mercy rule after five innings.

Sam Berry worked all five innings on the bump, giving up three hits and two runs while walking two and striking out four.

Alaska 20 built a 12-0 lead after the top of the fifth inning.

The local nine were able to bang out nine hits in the five innings. Tanner Ussing was 3 for 3 with a run and three RBIs, while Berry helped himself by going 2 for 3 with three runs and two RBIs. Harrison Metz, Atticus Gibson, Karl Wickstrom and Davey Belger added hits, while Jacob Belger added a pair of RBIs.

Alaska 20 also was able to put together an errorless game.

In the nonleague game, Eagle River won 12-5 in seven innings.

Davey Belger, Nick Wehrstein, Gibson, Jacob Belger and Dodge Petrosius took the hill for Alaska 20, with Petrosius the only one able to keep Eagle River off the board.

Alaska 20 had four hits, with Ussing going 2 for 2 and Gibson and Wickstrom also collecting hits.

Alaska 20 now faces Dimond on Saturday in Homer, with the league game at 2 p.m. and the nonleague game at 4:30 p.m. The games are dedicated as the “Bill Miller games of the year,” since no Bill Miller Big Fish Wood Bat Invitational was able to be held this season.

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