Soldotna baseball tops Palmer

The Soldotna baseball team braved frigid conditions to topple Palmer 15-9 in seven innings on Thursday in Palmer in Southcentral Conference action.

 

The Stars improved to 5-2 overall and 5-1 in the league.

Stars assistant coach Mike Griffin said his squad jumped to an early lead and was able to hold onto it the whole game.

“It was in the 40s and the wind was blowing really hard,” Griffin said. “By the end, even our most rock-solid guys were so cold they could hardly pick up a ball and throw it.

“We realized we need to get a heater. They had a heater in their dugout.”

Max Conradi started and got the win for Soldotna. He pitched three innings and gave up three earned runs on five hits while striking out three and walking two.

Mitchel Daugherty then pitched 1 1-3 innings, giving up two runs — one earned. He had three whiffs and two walks while yielding two hits.

Jarrett Urban finished up with 2 2-3 innings. He gave up four runs, but just one was earned as the cold started to set in on the Soldotna defenders. Urban struck out two and gave up four hits.

On offense, Tyler Marcuson was 4 for 5 with two runs, a double and five RBIs; Jake Darrow was 4 for 5 with four runs, three doubles and four stolen bases; Urban was 3 for 4 with three runs and two RBIs; Gavin Larson was 2 for 4 with two RBIs; and Daugherty was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

The Stars had 18 hits.

Soldotna faces Colony in Wasilla at 4 p.m. today.

 

 

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