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Kodiak Post 17 wallops Palmer in doubleheader
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From a look at the scores in Kodiak Post 17’s doubleheader trouncing of Palmer Sunday, they might as well have been playing football.

Kodiak smashed Palmer by a combined score of 37-3 in a two-game sweep at Palmer’s Senior Field.

The Bears posted a 24-0 victory in the first game and won 13-3 in the nightcap.

The pair of wins shot Kodiak up to third place in the American Legion AA National Division with 14 points and upped its record on the road trip to 3-1. Eagle River (26) and Chugiak (22) sit atop the standings.

"Sunday's victories were a team effort," assistant coach Derek Clarkston said. "All 15 players played, and all of them contributed."

Starting pitcher Jakob Arnold received plenty of run support on a day when one run would have been enough.

The rising Kodiak High School senior tossed a no-hitter and struck out eight in the 24-0 win. He needed only 56 pitches to mow down Palmer in five innings — the game was shortened four innings because of the 10-run mercy rule — and only faced one batter over the minimum.

Arnold lost his bid for a perfect game when Palmer's leadoff hitter in the fourth reached on an error. He has not allowed a run in 12 innings this season as he improved to 2-0.

"He was efficient, worked quickly and hit his spots," Clarkston said.

Kodiak took all the drama out of the first game with a nine-run first inning. The Bears scored three more in the second and two in the fourth before erupting for 10 runs in the fifth.

All 15 players scored at least one run, while Kodiak pounded out 12 hits. Austin Frick led the way with three singles, while John Norton and Joey Mauer both drove in three runs on a pair of singles. Jon LeVan and Joe Schactler also had two RBIs.

Kodiak continued its offensive onslaught in the second game by plating eight runs in the first inning and four in the second to grab a 12-1 lead.

The Bears ended it in five innings when courtesy runner Sam Bennett scored the final run on an error.

LeVan collected two of Kodiak's five hits. The lefty drilled a double in the first and a two-run triple in the second.

Frick and Brandan Pickett each had a double.

Giovanni Martinez pitched the first three innings to earn his first victory of the season. He allowed one run on one hit, while striking out three.

"For his first league outing, Martinez did great," Clarkston said.

Frankie Carlson gave up two runs in 2/3 of inning, while Joe Mauer pitched the final 1 1/3 innings.

Kodiak finished its five-game road trip with a late Monday league game against Service.

Contact the Daily Mirror sports department at sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.

Sunday

BEARS 24, PIONEERS 0

Kodiak 930 2(10) — 24 12 1

Palmer 000 00 — 0 0 7

Arnold and Chya. Mill, Finch (5) and Perkins.

RBI: Kodiak — LeVan 2, Norton 3, Mauer 3, Frick, Arnold, Chya, Schactler 2, Pace, Carlson, Hocum, Willis. Double: Kodiak — Schactler. Three hits: Kodiak — Frick. Two hits: Kodiak — Norton, Mauer.

Winning pitcher — Arnold (Struck out eight, walked none). Losing pitcher — Mill (Struck out none, walked seven).

BEARS 13, PIONEERS 3

Palmer 100 20 — 3 3 4

Kodiak 840 01 — 13 5 2

Finch, Perkins (2) and Perkins, Mill (2). Martinez, Carlson (4), Mauer (4) and Chya.

RBI: Palmer — Srebernak. Kodiak — LeVan 2, Mauer, Arnold, Carlson, Pickett 2. Triple: Kodiak — LeVan. Double: Kodiak — LeVan, Pickett, Frick. Two hits: Kodiak — LeVan.

Winning pitcher — Martinez (Struck out three, walked four). Losing pitcher — Finch (Struck out none, walked four).

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