Round 1: West, East, Service, South prevail in CIC openers
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 1, 2018
West 4, Dimond 1
Leland Wilson struck out 12 batters over six innings of work as the Eagles beat the Lynx for the first time since 2014 at the K fields.
Thomas Zettler drove in two runs and pitched a scoreless seventh inning to earn the save.
The game was a pitcher's duel between Wilson and Dimond ace Jake Andresen, who pitched all six innings for the Lynx.
Chris Crespo and Jack Opinsky also had RBIs for West.
Dimond's Quinn Bates-Janigo drove in his team's lone run and Conor Bates-Janigo was the only player in the game with two hits.
Dimond still leads West 32-14 in the all-time series dating back to 1992.
Dimond 000 100 0 - 1 3 3
West 010 003 x - 4 6 2
Dimond - Andresen and Dolan. West - Wilson, Zettler (7) and Langnes. W - Wilson. L - Andresen. Sv - Zettler. 2B - None. 3B - None. HR - None.
East 15, Bartlett 2
The T-birds unleashed a 15-hit attack and got two hits from five different players en route to their sixth straight win over the Golden Bears at Bartlett High School.
Erik White pitched all five innings and struck out eight batters. He went 2-for-3 with a triple, RBI and run.
Octavius McCleskey, Gavin Oakley, Chase Solberg and Ian Camargo each had a pair of RBIs.
Bartlett's Julian Cepeda drove in his team's only RBI. Blake Bacho and Ian Byrd scored runs.
East now leads Bartlett 37-18 in the all-time series dating back to 1992.
East 071 61 - 15 15 1
Bartlett 001 10 - 2 2 4
East - White and Dunham. Bartlett - McCart, Bacho (5) and Cepeda. W - White. L - McCart. 2B - White (E), Gatter (E), Solberg (E). 3B - White (E). HR - None.
Service 2, Eagle River 1
Andrew Jaidinger pitched five strong innings and scored the winning run as the Cougars earned their sixth straight win over the Wolves at the K fields.
With the game tied at 1-1 in the fifth inning, Jaidinger reached base after he was hit by a pitch. He was moved to second on Carsen Sandau's sac bunt and scored on a single by Jaren Childs.
Childs went 1-for-3 with an RBI and run. Henry Helgeson pitched two innings to earn the save.
Eagle River starter Sterling Retzlaff was the hard-luck loser, allowing only three hits and a walk over six innings of wonderful work.
Service now leads Eagle River 13-3 in the all-time series dating back to 2007.
Service 000 110 0 - 2 3 1
Eagle River 000 100 0 - 1 4 4
Service - Jaidinger, Helgeson (6) and Malagodi. Eagle River - Retzlaff, Linn (7) and McGraw. W - Jaidinger. L - Retzlaff. Sv - Helgeson. 2B - Linn (ER). 3B - None. HR - None.
South 7, Chugiak 2
Jacob Woodall didn't allow an earned run over five innings and Josh Costello drove in two runs as the Wolverines pulled away from the Mustangs at Bartlett High School.
South has won five straight head-to-head meetings, but this is the closest CIC series tied at 12-12 since 2005.
Lian Lincoln, Luke Griffin, Reid Brock, Damian Mohl and Woodall all had one RBI.
Anthony Maioriello got the save after he entered in the sixth with a 4-1 lead and finished the game.
Justin Nevells and Mason Peace drove in runs for Chugiak. Brian Wing had two hits and Christian Cambridge tripled and scored.
South 000 040 3 - 7 6 2
Chugiak 100 000 1 - 2 7 1
South - Woodall, Maioriello (6) and Costello. Chugiak – G.Nevells, Frizelle (5), Cambridge (7), Lewis (7) and Costanios. W - Woodall. L – G.Nevells. Sv - Maioriello. 2B - Costello (S), Woodall (S). 3B - Cambridge (C). HR - None.