ANCHORAGE-The Lathrop Malemutes were down 0-4 in the 6th inning of their state tournament opener against the West Anchorage Eagles. The Eagles defeated Lathrop back in early May but this time Lathrop would prevail.
The Malemutes closed the final two innings scoring 5 unanswered runs to get a 5-4 win over West dropping them into the loser's bracket.
Recent Lathrop graduate Salena Maxwell led the Malemutes going 3-4 with an rbi. Payge Boswood went 2-4 with two rbis for the Malemutes as well.
Lathrop will play East Anchorage Saturday at 9:30 a.m.