Juneau’s baseball All-Stars dropped their games at the state tournaments in Eagle River and Anchorage on Thursday.
The GCLL Majors fell by one run for the second game in a row, falling to Knik 6-5 to trail two games to none in their best-of-five state championship series. The Majors play Game Three today at 6 p.m. at Eagle Rivers Lion Park Field.
The GCLL Juniors lost 11-1 to Dimond West in Game Three of their best-of-five state championship series. The Juniors still lead two games to one and play Game Four today at 6 p.m. at Anchorage’s Brotherhood Field.
The Majors scored the first run of the game as Kyle Carver put a shot over the left field fence in the top of the first inning.
Knik would take a 3-1 lead into the top of the fourth until Juneau’s Gabe Storie singled in Cameron Eppers and Christian Ludeman singled in Cody Requa to tie the game.
Juneau took a brief lead in the top of the sixth as Tosh Robinson earned a walk with the bases loaded to score Luis Mojica.
After Knik tied the game in the bottom half of the sixth, Juneau again took a lead in the top of the seventh as Tristan Harwell grounded out but scored Olin Rawson.
Knik put two runs across in the bottom of the seventh inning for the walk-off win.
The Majors pitched Echiverri, Ludeman, Carver, Mojica, Rawson and Robinson. Ludeman, Storie, Carver, Robinson and Harwell all had an RBI.
The Juneau Juniors managed just one run against a revamped Dimond West team.
Donavin McCurley, Sammy McKnight and Erik Kelly pitched for Juneau. The Juniors gave up 11 hits (2 home runs), 11 runs, walked seven and struck out three batters.