Monday Night Baseball: Service holds off Bartlett 9-6

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 13, 2020

Hutton Stiles pitched four scoreless frames during his five-inning stint and Sean Giffen had three RBIs as the Cougars won the Alliance League’s Monday Night Baseball broadcast at Mulcahy Stadium.

 

The southpaw Stiles carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and picked up the win with the help of two 1-2-3 frames in the first and third innings.

 

He also helped himself but drawing two walks and scoring a pair of runs.

 

Giffen's third RBI in the fourth inning made the score 8-2, paving the way for a Service win that kept the Cougars (7-12, 3-4) alive in the chase for a wildcard berth to the state tournament.

 

Giffen also made a nice play at shortstop on a slow chopper in the hole.

 

Service’s Carson Maltby reached base three times and scored three times. He ripped a pair of singles and drew a walk.

 

Catcher Owen Hickman singled, scored two runs and threw out a base runner at second base.

 

Speaking of defense, Bartlett flashed a web gems by catcher Eli Corwin, third baseman Ian Byrd and center fielder Carl Colacecchio.

 

Byrd made a nice play on a slow roller, fielding and throwing in motion.

 

Corwin threw out a base runner at second and Colacecchio saved a run by gunning down a runner at home for the Golden Bears (5-13, 2-5).

 

Connor Sessoms came off the bench to deliver two hits, including a two-run triple that burned the Service right fielder.

 

Bartlett's Luke Helgeson was another bright spot with three innings of scoreless relief. At one point he retired six straight.