The North Pole Patriots are bringing home the DII Runner-Up trophy from the State Softball Championships.
North Pole gave up four runs in the sixth inning Friday, losing their two run lead and eventually losing the game 4-3 to Kodiak in the DII semifinals.
Conner Lanser’s RBI single to score Noah Perkins in extra innings resulted in a 4-3 win for North Pole over Soldotna in Saturday’s DII State Baseball Tournament third place game.
Monroe was down early, came back early, got down again and came back in a major way to earn a thrilling 12-8 win over Grace Christian Friday afternoon at Wasilla High School.
Pitcher Conner Lanser pitched a complete game shutout for the Patriots and their offense did enough to secure a 4-0 win over Petersburg Thursday evening at Wasilla High School.
The Huskies found themselves with a lead in both of their Pool Play games Thursday, but at the end of both of those games, they found themselves on the losing end of things.
Shaun Conwell went 2-for-2 with two RBI’s while Aden Sadler went 3-for-4 with three runs. It wasn’t enough to overcome that five-run sixth inning, however.
After falling behind 3-0 in the top of the first inning to Homer, North Pole got on the board thanks to an RBI single from Sierra Howard in the bottom of the inning.
The West Valley Wolfpack entered the DI State Softball Tournament as an underdog after falling in the Railbelt Conference Regional Championshi…