Fish gain 2-0 win over Mat-Su Miners

The Chinooks got back into a winning groove tonight as they played with re- newed energy, claiming a 2-0 win over their Valley rivals. It was a quick game featuring stellar defense on both sides.

Starting pitchers were both lefties, the Miners hurler Zach Warren a 6’4” freshman from the University of Tennessee and Ted Christie of Union University going for the Chinooks. Each went six innings with Warren giving up the runs.

Outstanding plays were made on each side. In the bottom of the second, Chi- nook first baseman Holt Davis blasted one toward right-center that was destined to go to the wall. Instead, Miner second baseman Caleb Wood, who is listed as being 5’10”, seemed to go 4 feet off the ground to snag the sphere for out number two. For the Chinooks, centerfielder Cadon Owens raced to his right, then dove to catch a sinking fly from Miner rightfielder Connor Wanhanen.

On the offensive side, there was little to record as both starting pitchers mixed a wide variety of offerings. Menez struck out nine while Warren recorded Ks for the first three men he faced, then added five more. Miner designated hitter Matt Diorio picked up a single in the fourth and advanced to second on a wild pitch only to be stranded there, then got another single in the seventh and was left standing on second. Owens singled for the Chinooks in the second and Matthew Furuto copy-catted him in the fourth—giving hope to home fans when he made it to third but was left there.

The first run of the game was by right-fielder Jacob Brobst who led off the sixth with a single, was sacrificed to second by Will Basss, got to third on Fu- ruto’s single, then tagged up and scored on an Andrew Mogg sacrifice fly to right. The other was recorded by Davis who walked, then was driven in by third baseman Patrick Cromwell.

Tomorrow the Chinooks go to Palmer and on Tuesday both are again here.


Story by Lee Jordan