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7/22/2019
Post 3 record stays at .500 after weekend
Ketchikan Post 3’s Liam Kiffer hits a home run against Eagle River on June 29 at Walker Field. Kiffer had the game-winning hit against North Pole on Sunday, giving Ketchikan a 6-5 win in Game 1 of a double-header. Staff photo by Dustin Safranek


KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Entering the weekend trip to Anchorage, Ketchikan Post 3 sat at an even .500, with an 11-11 overall record.

Fast forward three days later, and Ketchikan still sits at .500.

After splitting its double-header against Kodiak Post 17 on Friday, Post 3 split a pair of twin bills against Kenai Post 20 and North Pole Post 30 on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Ketchikan took Game 1 of both double-headers against Kenai and North Pole, winning 4-2 against Post 20 and 6-5 over Post 30.

It lost both Game 2’s, 14-1 against Kenai, and 5-4 to North Pole.

Of the three teams Post 3 played, only Kenai (20-11) sits above .500. Post 20 currently is in first place in the American Division. Ketchikan is in fifth place.

Both Kodiak (5-25) and North Pole (9-16) are behind Ketchikan in the American Division standings.

Post 3 is 8-10 in conference games.

Both Wyatt Barajas and Gabe Bowlen were 2-for-3 against Kenai in Ketchikan’s 4-2 win on Saturday. Post 3 scored its four runs on six hits.

Post 3 needed extra innings to pull off its 6-5 win against North Pole on Sunday.

Ketchikan had 18 hits, but none was bigger than Liam Kiffer’s walk-off single, scoring Korbin Stack.

Stack had singled earlier in the inning, and put himself in scoring position by stealing second base.

Notes: Post 3 will stay in Anchorage this week, as it prepares for the American Legion postseason tournament set to begin on Friday.