South Cools Off, Splits Juneau Series


by Jake Ryle

ANCHORAGE, Alaska--Compared to their stellar numbers put up over the past weekend of legion baseball, the South Anchorage post baseball team seemed to cool off on Friday afternoon.

South posted 55 runs in their previous four contests--including outscoring teams 37-5 in the Fairbanks Midnight Sun tournament. A tournament the team won outright.

The South Post rattled off 3 runs in the first inning to jump out to an early lead.

That lead vanished in the sixth inning when Juneau's RJ Markavich belted the ball to right-center field for an RBI double. Juneau's Christian Gould would score on the play.

With the score tied at three, Juneau had plenty of chances to add insurance; however, three consecutive innings of leaving runners on the basepaths would give hope to South.

Nick Letrope would inside-out a pitch to right field for a double, and would bring home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth.

Solid pitching performances coming from both dugouts on Friday. Juneau's Dylan Johnson pitched eight innings of 6-hit ball. The side-arm deliverer along with South's Josh Crapps threw upwards of 120 total pitches in the contest.

FINAL: South 4, Juneau 3

FINAL (Game 2): Juneau 5, South 3