Kodiak’s intermediate Little League all-star team fell to Dimond-West, 10-1, in its opening baseball game at the District I Tournament on Monday in Knik.

Kodiak has today off and will resume pool play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday against Abbott-O-Rabbitt.

This is Kodiak’s first time competing in the intermediate tournament, which is for 11-through 13-year-olds.

Nathan James collected Kodiak’s only a hit, a single that scored Thomas Evans, who walked and stoled second.

Evans, Nevin Lee, Lars Hanson and Jake Horn all pitched for Kodiak.

Dimond-West used a 6-foot-5 pitcher who had a fastball between 70 and 80 mph, according to coach Les James.

In the intermediate division, base paths are 70 feet apart, while the pitching mound is 50 feet from home plate.

James said Kodiak made several plays in the field, including Hanson picking a runner off of first with the hidden ball trick.

“All in all, it was a good first game,” James wrote in a text message.

Homer, Knik and Nunaka Valley are also competing in the tournament. The top four teams in pool play advance to the semifinals on July 12. The championship game is the next day.

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