Soldotna baseball tops Kodiak

Oilers' Caleb Hicks is tagged out by Glacier Pilots third baseman Sam Fragale in the first inning Thursday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

The Soldotna baseball team defeated Kodiak 10-5 on Thursday at the Fourth Annual Buddy Dale Invitational at Wasilla High School.

The Stars are now 1-1 at the tournament and 1-1 overall. The Stars continue play at the tournament today by facing Wasilla at 6:30 p.m.

The Bears led 3-0 after 2 1-2 innings, but the Stars tied it in the bottom of the third. Kodiak then led 5-3 after 4 1-2 innings, but the Stars scored seven in the bottom of the fifth.

Derrick Jones pitched 4 2-3 innings for the Stars, giving up five runs — two earned — on two hits while walking seven and striking out eight. Andrew Pieh finished with a hitless and scoreless 1 1-3 innings, striking out two.

Brett Hostetler was 2 for 3 for the Stars, while Levi Mickelson had two runs and Tucker Blough had two RBIs.

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