No. 7 seed Palmer wins Southcentral baseball title

In a wacky Southcentral Conference baseball tournament in Homer, one trend was solid — power gravitated to the north.

Palmer personified both traits of the tournament, winning the conference title Friday night as the No. 7 seed 10-7 over No. 4 seed Colony in eight innings.

The Moose nabbed the conference’s first state berth, while Colony also is going to state after defeating No. 6 Grace 14-5 in the second-place game.

Grace advanced to the second-place game early Saturday by knocking off No. 3 Wasilla 3-0.

In earlier semifinal action Friday, Palmer topped Grace 17-4 and Colony knocked off top-seeded Kodiak 3-1.

The Nos. 1, 2 and 5 seeds didn’t even make it to the final day of the tournament, meaning No. 2 Homer and No. 5 Soldotna saw their seasons end.

Homer went down 11-1 in six innings to Wasilla on Friday morning. The Warriors would then defeat Kodiak 10-2 to advance to the second-place semifinal.

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