Wolves conclude successful season at state softball tournament

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 07:14
  • Eagle River’s Serenity Argudin takes her turn at bat against West Valley during the 2018 ASAA Girls High School Softball State Championship Tournament at South Davis Park Friday afternoon, June 1, 2018. (Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)

Eagle River’s hopes of a first state softball title since 2006 were dashed Friday as Dimond and Wasilla handed the Wolves back-to-back losses at South Davis Park in Fairbanks.

The losses came after the Wolves opened the bracket portion of the tournament with a 10-6 win over West Valley.

Avery Brown gave up four runs on five hits in 5 ⅓ innings for the Wolves, who hammered 20 hits in the game. Leading the way was Serenity Argudin, who went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and a trio of runs scored.

The win advanced the Wolves to an all-Cook Inlet Conference semifinal round, where they fell 12-5 to Dimond. The loss dropped the Wolves into the loser-our bracket, where they were eliminated with a 14-6 loss to Wasilla.

East went on to win the tournament, finishing an undefeated season with a 10-2 win over Dimond in the title game.

The state tournament trip was a win in itself for the Wolves, who were making their third appearance at state and first since 2007. The school’s 2006 softball team is the only program to win a state title in ERHS history.

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