Second-round play in the Alaska District 2 Little League Majors All-Star Tournament on Wednesday at Miller Field featured Prince of Wales Island and Haines both looking to earn their first victory. But it was POW that came out on top, with an 11-1 win.
POW's shortstop Paul Fredrickson had a perfect day in the batter's box, with two singles, two doubles and three RBIs.
"It felt pretty nice," Fredrickson said.
POW baserunners consistently challenged Haines catcher Chris Turner. They shelled out an agressive attack of base-stealing whenever they put a runner on the bases.
POW tactics resulted in four runs off of fielding and throwing errors.
"We absolutely have to be aggressive on the bases and force them into some throwing errors," Aaron Isaacs, POW head coach, said. "We get caught a couple of times, yet we still get some runs across the plate."
In the fourth and fifth innings, Haines threatened to make some noise but could not capitalize. Haines' John Gross, 2-2, doubled in the gap to excite the team and load the bases, but that was about it.
Haines pitcher Justin Swinton had a decent outing on the mound while nursing a sore left leg after a collison at home plate in the second inning.
POW's Tucker Thain, Tyrus Morgan and Lewis Owen also hit doubles in the contest.