Bats wake up for West, pitching propels South to victory

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Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Apr 21, 2023

West 16, Bartlett 1

Jack Boots had three RBIs while Orion Halliburton and Paul Dittrich scored three runs as the Eagles picked up their first win of the CIC season.

Halliburton, Dittrich and Liam Gunn added two RBIs.

West (1-1) benefited from 14 walks.

Beckett Stolp and Jude Doniere pitched the team to victory.

Bartlett's Nick Brandal had his team's lone RBI.

South 3, Dimond 2

Blake Peterson and Gavin Lawrence combined for 10 strikeouts and six scoreless frames as the Wolverines won their third straight one-run game to open the CIC season.

With the victory, South extended its state-record winning streak to 47 games. Most of those wins in the past were in blowout fashion, but this year it's been pitching and defense leading the way.

Peterson struck out nine over 5.2 innings to earn the win and Lawrence got the final four outs for the save.

Chase Mascelli went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored. Ben Neuberger and Gavin Alexander also had RBIs for South. 

Dimond's Aiden Ray pitched well, striking out nine batters and allowing one earned run over 4.2 innings. 

Eli Lipinski pitched a spotless frame and went 1-for-3 in the box with a run scored for the Lynx (1-1).

Shane Stephan went 2-for-3 with a walk and had half of his team's base hits.