NORTH POLE, AK-If you like offense in baseball then Wright Field was the place to be. Last night the North Pole Patriots who came in undefeated in conference play hosted the Lathrop Malemutes and it was all about slugging.
Both teams combined for 39 hits with the 22-17 advantage going to Lathrop with five players with at least three hits. Lathrop had an early 9-1 lead but North Pole roared back with 7 runs in a wild 2nd inning.
It was 10-8 Lathrop and North Pole got out of the third to stop the run. But Lathrop had some timely defense and scored again and again. It was 12-8 in the bottom of the third and Lathrop ends North Pole's winning streak going on to a 23-14 win.