Round 6: Olmstead throws traditional no-hitter in walkoff

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 12, 2018

Eagle River 1, Dimond 0

Braden Olmstead pitched a no-hitter for seven innings but had to wait for a walkoff win to celebrate at Mulcahy Stadium.

Sterling Retzlaff smashed a leadoff triple to right field and scored two pitches later on a soft single to left field by Brendan Miles. Once the game ended, the Eagle River players rushed the field in celebration that ended with Olmstead being mobbed.

The sophomore southpaw needed only 70 pitches and faced the minimum 21 batters.

This no-hitter was different than others in the Cook Inlet Conference in recent years because he got 21 outs. It’s a traditional no-no. Not one of those abbreviated, mercy-rule shortened deals.

Dimond's Kaden Roettger walked in the second inning and was erased on a double play. Another Dimond base runner was caught stealing after reaching on an error.

Defensively, Eagle River center fielder Abel Davis made a nice diving catch and first baseman Miles made a couple nice catches on pop ups under windy conditions.

Eagle River has four of the last five meetings with Dimond, yet the Lynx still hold an 11-5 edge since 2007.

Dimond 000 000 0 - 0 0 1

Eagle River 000 000 1 - 1 7 1

Dimond - Maisey and Dolan. Eagle River - Olmstead and Fredrick. W - Olmstead. L - Maisey. 2B - None. 3B - Retzlaff (ER). HR - None.

Chugiak 4, West 2

Justin Rocco Nevells drove go-ahead run in the fifth inning and pitched the final four outs for the save to lead the Mustangs over the previously league unbeaten Eagles at Mulcahy Stadium.

Christian Cambridge led off the fifth with a walk and then stole two bases before eventually coming home on a two-out single by Nevells. Cambridge also drove in a run with an RBI single in the sixth inning.

Garrett Nevells pitched 3.2 innings of relief to earn the win.

West starter Chris Crespo allowed only three hits and two walks over six strong innings of work. Jack Opinsky went 2-for-3 with two runs.

Luke Langness tripled and joined Thomas Zettler with RBIs for the Eagles.

Chugiak has won five straight in the series and leads the all-time matchup 32-11 since 1992.

West 000 010 1 - 2 6 4

Chugiak 100 021 x - 4 3 1

West - Crespo and Langnes. Chugiak - Frizelle, G. Nevells (3), J. Nevells (6) and Costanios. W - G. Nevells. L - Crespo. Sv - J. Nevells. 2B - None. 3B - Langness (W). HR - None.

Service 16, Bartlett 6

In one of the wildest games of the CIC season that featured four lead changes and three ties over six innings, the Cougars finally put it away with an 11-run sixth inning to win my mercy rule at Mulcahy Stadium.

Nathan Cole went 3-for-4 and had three RBIs over two at-bats in the final inning, first driving in the go-ahead run with a single and then ending the game with a two-run single.

Service’s Carsen Sandau went 2-for-2 and added three RBIs, three runs and three stolen bases. Sam Bourdon went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

In the fifth, Bartlett’s Connor Sessoms and Julian Cepeda delivered back-to-back two-out RBI singles to tie the game at 4-4. In the sixth, Ryan Wood’s two-run single put the Bears up 6-5. Wood also pitched 5.1 innings in a strong start.

Service leads the all-time series 36-6 since 1992.

Bartlett 200 022 - 6 5 2

Service 021 11(11) - 16 11 2

Bartlett - Wood, McCart (6), Bacho (6) and Cepeda. Service - Helgeson, Coats (4), Conti (5) and Malagodi. W - Conti. L - McCart. 2B - None. 3B - None. HR - None.

South 10, East 0

South starter Terren Sugita allowed no hits over five innings of work as the Wolverines blanked the T-birds in a mercy-run shortened game at Mulcahy Stadium.

Sugita also doubled in a run to help his own cause.

The Wolverines managed just four hits but took advantage of 11 walks and two hit batsmen.

Lian Lincoln went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs. Chase Subitch scored twice, had a double and stole a base.

East's Luke Webster drew a walk and Gavin Oakley, Charlie White and Chase Solberg each were hit by pitch.

South now leads the all-time series 14-3 since 2005.

East 000 00 - 0 0 3

South 513 1x - 10 4 0

East - White, John (1), Oakley (3) and Dunham, Neely (3). South - Sugita and Costello, Mohl (4). W - Sugita. L - White. 2B - Subitch (S), Sugita (S). 3B - None. HR - None.