Bartlett bats come alive; Dimond rallies from 6-1 hole

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Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 19, 2023

Bartlett 18, East 8
Eli Corwin and Carl Colavecchio each knocked in four runs as the Golden Bears picked up their first CIC league win of the season at Mulcahy Stadium.

The two teams combined for the most runs in a CIC game this season.

Corwin went 4-for-5 and had RBIs in the first, second, five and sixth innings.

Colavecchio went 3-for-4 with a double, walk and four runs scored. He drove in the first run of the game and made it 4-1 in the second inning with a two-run double off the wall in left field.

Wyatt Rust went 2-for-4 with a double for Bartlett (2-12, 1-5 CIC), which banged out a season-high 15 hits in support of starter Levi Patterson, who pitched five innings to earn the win.

Dylan Dumas had two of the five RBIs for East while Edison Polanco, Juan Diaz, Caleb White and Alan Contreras each had single RBIs.

Polanco pitched five innings and made a beautiful barehand grab on a comebacker.

Contreras also pitched one inning, racking up four strikeouts in the sixth inning for the T-birds (1-11, 0-6 CIC).

Dimond 8, Chugiak 6
Michael Bretzke's sac fly in the seventh inning put his team ahead for good as the Lynx rallied from a five-run deficit to win the CIC league game at Mulcahy Stadium.

Down 6-1 through four innings, Dimond came alive with seven runs over the final three innings in aid of starting pitcher Aiden Ray, who picked up his third win of the season with a strong 6.2 innings of work.

Ray struck out nine batters and came out in the seventh inning because of the pitch count. The lean and mean righty now has a league-best 43 strikeouts in 25.2 innings.

Eli Lipinski closed it out for his third save of the season.

In the go-ahead seventh inning, Peyton Montagna got the party started with a leadoff single and came around to score the tying run. Bretzke's sac fly made it 7-6 and pinch-hitter Rowan Leathard rapped out an RBI single to close out the scoring for Dimond (7-7, 4-2 CIC).

Montagna finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored and threw out a runner at second in a strike 'em out, throw 'em out double play. Lipinski doubled, laid down a sac bunt and drove in two runs. Bretzke also had two RBIs while first baseman Caleb Cook went 2-for-4 and made two nice catches in foul territory.

This was a tale of two games for the Mustangs (9-6, 4-2 CIC). They led 6-1 through the first four innings and made four errors in the final three innings.

Gabe Gruszynski went 2-for-4 with two runs and a two-run triple in the third inning to give Chugiak a 4-1 cushion. Hunter Rau's RBI single made it 5-1 and Fisher Sims scored on wild pitch in the fourth to make it 6-1.