Eagle River duo named Alaska Athlete of the Week co-winners

August 8, 2021

American Legion Baseball players Luke Barch and Orazio Ramos of Eagle River were named Alaska Athlete of the Week co-winners after leading the Wolves to their first ever Legion State Championship title.

Barch pitched a 2-hit shutout and Ramos crushed a home run in Eagle River’s  1-0 win in the championship game over South Anchorage High School at Mulcahy Stadium.

Ramos brought to life every player’s dream – hitting a game-winning home run in the state championship game. He made it look easy too, launching a moon shot that cleared the wall by a good 40 feet.

This was a historic performance by Barch and South’s Reid Brock, who both pitched the whole game and produced just the fourth 1-0 final score in the tournament’s 69-year history.

The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday. View past winners here.