Chugiak beats West to take sole possession of CIC lead

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 10, 2019

The Mustangs manufactured a bunch of early runs by taking advantage of some early errors en route to a 10-3 victory over the Eagles in a battle for first place in the Cook Inlet Conference.

 

Chugiak built a 6-0 lead after two innings with only run being earned, but they all count the same.

 

Justin Nevells went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run and two RBIs.

 

Mason Peace and Jacob Kosinkski each drove in runs for Chugiak, which improved to 4-0 in the CIC.

 

Camden Costanios pitched 5.1 innings to earn the win. He allowed just one hit but walked four in allowing three runs.

 

He also walked three times, which set up pinch-runner Micah Cassezza scoring once.

 

West's Shawn Jones doubled, drove in a run and scored a run for the Eagles, who fell to 3-1 in the CIC.

 

Leland Wilson went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.

 

South 13, Bartlett 0

For a second straight game, the Wolverines used a six-run top of the first inning to set the tone in a lopsided CIC victory, evening their league record at 2-2.

 

Brody Jesse went 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs and four RBIs to highlight the 11-hit attack. Reid Brock went 1-for-1 with three RBIs and a run.

 

Jacob Woodall added two RBIs and two runs. Ryan Bailey also scored two runs on a night when South had six players with RBIs.

 

Gage Webster struck out eight batters in three innings of work.

 

Bartlett's Blake Bacho went 2-for-2 and Taylor McCart rapped out a base hit.

 

 

East 11, Service 1

The T-birds continued their turnaround season, beating the Cougars in a league game for the first time since 2009.

 

Zack Barnhart 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI as East improved to 2-2 in the CIC.

 

Led by Chase Solberg, seven East players had RBIs. Patrick Leshan, Bryce Erichson and Daniel Mokom each scored twice.

 

Leshan was the starting pitcher and allowed four hits and one unearned run in five innings.

 

East put the game away wth a five-run second inning and three-run third inning.

 

Henry Helgeson led Service with a 2-for-3 effort at the plate. Nick Coats went 1-for-1 with a walk and a run.

 

Tobias Lochner pitched two scoreless innings of relief.

 

 

Eagle River 17, Dimond 9

Ryan Gray and Sterling Retzlaff took matters into their own hands, combining for five base hits and six RBIs and pitching all seven innings as the Wolves improved to 3-1 in the CIC.

 

Gray went 3-for-5 with a double, 4 RBIs and two runs. He also picked a three-inning save.

 

Retzlaff batted 2-for-4 with a double, 2 RBIs and two runs. He started and pitched the first four innings for the win.

 

The fifth inning featured a total of 11 runs.

 

Dimond’s Jacob Lick led his team with a 3-for-4 performance. He drove in two runs and scored one. Zach Jenkins singled, walked twice and scored three runs.

 

Eagle River and Dimond have split their last eight meetings dating to 2012.