Clayton Innis generated three hits, drove in two runs and earned the win on the mound for the Eielson Ravens in a 9-2 victory over the Cordova Wolverines in a nonconference high school baseball game Saturday at Newby Field in North Pole.
Joey Dahlberg hit 4 for 4 and stole four bases for a Ravens squad that was coming off Friday’s doubleheader losses to the North Pole Patriots at Newby.
“It was a good pick up game after yesterday,” Eielson head coach Jeff Jones said. “Our kids started a little rough in the beginning, but they picked their heads up and started driving away to get the win.”
Ravens relief pitcher Michael Benson registered seven strikeouts. Cody Ladd got the final out in the top of the seventh inning with a throw from left field to catcher Mickey Reynolds at the plate.
The North Pole Patriots raised their season record 3-0 with Saturday’s 19-8 win over the Cordova Wolverines at Newby Field.
Chad Freeman, a junior pitcher and one of five returning players for a young Patriots team, earned the win in the five-inning contest.
Nine of North Pole’s 16 players are freshmen.
“We just wanted them to get some experience on the field,” North Pole coach Russ Herold, during a telephone interview, said of his approach for Saturday’s game. “Having such a young team, you need more game time to gain that experience and confidence.”
The West Valley Wolfpack opened their season Saturday with a doubleheader at Delta Junction.
The first game was a Mid Alaska Conference contest, while the second game was a
Results from the games were not reported and attempts to reach coaches at both schools were unsuccessful Saturday evening.