East snaps 14-game, 13-year losing streak to South
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 5, 2019
In a comeback for the ages, the East T-birds snapped a 14-game, 13-year losing streak to perennial powerhouse South with a dramatic 5-4 win at Mulcahy Stadium.
East trailed 4-0 and was being no-hit going into the sixth inning.
Patrick Leshan’s three-run double provided the go-ahead runs as East beat South for the first time since 2006.
Erick White singled, drove in a run and scored a run in the decisive sixth inning.
The first six T-bird batters reached base - two walks, an error, hit by pitch and two base hits.
White earned the win in relief, pitching 4 innings and retiring six of the final eight batters he faced.
South starter Tony Maioriello carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and struck out six batters.
Jacob Woodall and Gunnar Nix each had RBIs for the Wolverines.
Dimond 12, Bartlett 2
Ryan Henrickson, Jack Dolan and Riley Straw each had 2 RBIs and starter Luke Smith spun a 2-hitter.
Smith walked two and struck out eight batters.
Straw went 2-for-2 and scored 3 runs. Connor Cunningham also scored 3 runs.
Eric Galosich and Parker Coplin both had two hits.
Bartlett's Tyler Borschnack and Ian Bryd had base hits and RBIs for the Golden Bears.
West 11, Eagle River 1
Jack Opinsky and Nicko Opinsky combined for 5 hits and 3 RBIs as the Eagles plated nine runs over the first two innings.
Jack Opinsky went 3-for-3 with an RBI and run scored. Nicko Opinsky was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored.
Revy Mack drove in 3 runs, Hayden Wanamaker scored 3 runs and Luke Langnes pitched four effective innings, backed by two scoreless frames by reliever Juan Benitez.
Eagle River's Sterling Retzlaff drove in his team's lone run, scored by Stefan Retzlaff.
Ryan Gray allowed just one run with three innings of solid relief.
Chugiak 27, Service 2
Ian Frizelle went 6-for-6 with 4 RBIs and earned the win as a starting pitcher in one of the greatest single-game performances in CIC history.
Frizelle had three doubles, scored three runs and struck out seven batters in 4.2 innings on the bump for the defending CIC champion Mustangs.
It was the most runs for Chugiak in 51-game all-time series with Service, dating to 1992.
Chugiak’s school record for runs is 28 set twice in 1998.
The CIC single-game record for runs is 40 was set by Dimond in 2009.