FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The high school state baseball tournament continued on Friday night in Anchorage with a pair of semifinal match ups.
The Ketchikan Kings rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the late innings to top the West Anchorage Eagles 7-6.
The Kings boasted six runs in the final two innings, including the game winning run from CJ Paule in the seventh. The come from behind victory propels Ketchikan to the state championship game, their first appearance since 2012.
Liam Kiffer tossed six strikeouts in four and two thirds innings for the Kings, while also producing a hit and an RBI.
Sam Lebo generated two hits for the Eagles, while Nicholas Opinsky tallied three RBIs in the loss.
The other team to punch their ticket to the title game was the Wasilla Warriors.
The Warriors rolled over the Chugiak Mustangs 13-1 in a 5 inning contest Friday night.
Wasilla used a complete team effort in the win, as eight batters manufactured a hit, and three Warriors had multi-ribbie performances.
Jacob Gilbert got the W on the mound, seating six batters in four innings of work.
Chugiak's Justin Nevells finished the day two for three at the plate with a run batted in.
The Warriors advanced to the state championship game for the first time since 2001, where a matchup against the Ketchikan Kings awaited them.
We will have a full recap of the state championship game on Monday.
Now moving on to the consolation bracket, where the Colony Knights squared off against the defending state champions, the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears.
The Knights took fourth place in the state tournament with a convincing 8-1 victory over Juneau.
The Bears struck first in the top of the second inning with a run, but were blanked by Colony's pitching staff the rest of the way.
The Knights responded with two runs in the second and third innings, and put up three more insurance runs in the fifth to seal the victory.
The placement matches Colony's best finish since 2013, where they also placed fourth.