Dimond storms back with four-run 7th to shock Chugiak

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 14, 2019

Dimond 6, Chugiak 5

Jeremiah Eneix, Jack Dolan and Connor Cunningham drove in runs to key a four-run top of the seventh inning that sparked a come-from-behind win for the Lynx, who moved to 3-3 in the Cook Inlet Conference.

 

Down 5-2 going into the final inning, Dimond struck for four runs with Eneix's two-run single putting the Lynx ahead for good.

 

It was Chugiak’s first CIC loss in six games.

 

Dimond pitcher Parker Coplin threw 6.1 innings of remarkable relief, keeping his team in the game long enough to give it a chance to win.

 

Coplin allowed five hits and one run with four strikeouts. Cunningham finished 3-for-3 with two runs and Ryan Henrickson had two RBIs.

 

Chugiak's Billy Smith pitched well in taking a no decision. He gave up five hits and only two runs in six innings of work.

 

Justin Nevells went 2-for-4 to go with two runs and Christian Cambridge was 2-for-3 and scored once.

 

With one out in the seventh, Chugiak’s Ian Frizelle tripled but was got caught off base in a rundown to end the scoring threat.

 

East 4, Bartlett 0

Patrick Leshan and Erik White combined for a 21-out no-hitter and Zack Barnhart reached base three times and drove in two runs as East improved to 3-3 in the CIC.

 

Leshan started and went 4.1 innings, walking three and striking out three. White closed it out with 2.2 innings with two walks and four Ks.

 

The T-birds turned two double plays, played error-free baseball and center fielder Gavin Oakley threw out a base runner at home in the third inning.

 

Barnhart went 2-for-2 with a walk. Axel Wyatt went 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs. Chase Solberg was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

 

Bartlett starter Taylor McCart pitched six innings and scattered eight hits and three walks. He only allowed one run over his four innings of work.

 

Julian Cepeda walked twice and stole four bases to do his part offensively for the Golden Bears.

 

South 11, Eagle River 0

For the third time in the last four games, the Wolverines pounced for six runs in the top of the first inning to carry them to the winner’s circle.

 

South is the hottest team in the CIC with four consecutive league wins after an 0-2 start in league.

 

Gonzaga University signee Brody Jessee pitched a 1-hitter with zero walks in five innings.

 

South pounded out 12 hits and 11 runs in just four innings.

 

Damian Mohl, Jacob Woodall, Terren Sugita, Ricky Gatter and Jessee each banged out two hits.

 

Woodall, Sugita and Gatter finished with two RBIs and Ryan Bailey, Oliver Brown and Sugita scored twice.

 

Eagle River's Noah Lower registered his team's lone base hit.

 

Lower – who is just a freshman – is the only Eagle River player to get a base hit in each of the six CIC games.

 

The Wolves slipped to 4-2 in the CIC.

 

West 13, Service 3

The Eagles plated 11 unanswered runs over the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to power a victory that keeps alive their CIC title hopes.

 

Quinn Bates-Janigo went 3-for-3 and led the 11-hit attack for West, which is tied with Chugiak atop the league at 5-1.

 

Bates-Janigo also scored twice and collected a pair of RBIs.

 

Luke Langnes doubled and drove in three runs. Bubba Mendoza was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs. Hayden Wanamaker laced a triple.

 

West Alex Alvarez came out of the bullpen to pitch 2.2 innings of shutout relief to earn the win, striking out six batters.

 

Service's Sam Bourdon went 2-for-2 with an RBI and run scored. Henry Helgeson went 1-for-3 with a double and Carsen Sandau was 1-for-3 and scored a run.