PHS baseball ends season will double losses at State


Photo courtesy of Jim Engell

Michael Durkin, left, and Jack Engell, right, take a break from the action in the June 3 game against North Pole High School at State.

The Petersburg High School baseball team returned from State having suffered two losses, but Head Coach Jim Engell said the Vikings picked up the experience and skills needed to play baseball at the state level.

Because PHS is the only Division II school in Southeast Alaska with a baseball team, the Vikings didn't get to participate in a regional tournament and therefore have a chance to qualify for the state tournament. The Alaska School Activities Association created a small schools division for State this year, which opened up a chance for PHS to compete in an at-large berth.

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