Chugiak walks off, West survives Day 1 of BP Invitational
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 5, 2018
Game 1 Chugiak 3, South 2
DJ Davis drove in the winning run with two outs as Post 33 walkoff in extra innings over Post 4 on the first day of the BP Invitational at Mulcahy Stadium.
Davis looped an RBI single to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning to score Trystan Costanios from second base. His base hit capped a 10-pitch at-bat against South pitcher Jimmy McGovern.
Davis came to the plate with runners at first and second, but McGovern picked off a runner at third base for the second out.
The game was a pitcher’s duel with Chugiak starter Braden Shackleford carrying a shutout into the sixth inning. He was relieved by Sam Hall, who threw 2.1 innings of shutout relief.
South starter Gunnar Nix struck out seven batters and allowed just two runs over six innings.
Costanios gave Chugiak a 2-0 lead with a two-out, two-run single in third inning.
South's Austin DeLesline, the No. 8 hitter, crushed a two-run, two-out double to deep right centerfield to tie the game at 2-2.
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Chugiak 002 000 01 - 3 6 2
South - Nix, McGovern (7) and Costello. Chugiak - Shackleford, Hall (6) and Costanios. W - Hall. L - McGovern. 2B - DeLesline (S). 3B - None. HR - None.
Game 2 West 4, Service 3
Post 1 pitchers danced around trouble all night before waltzing away with a dramatic win on the first day of the BP Invitational at Mulcahy Stadium.
Nicko Opinsky ended the game with a strikeout as Service left the bases loaded in each of the final two innings. In all, the Cougars stranded 11 baserunners.
Credit West pitchers Juan Benitez, Jack Opinsky, Luis Nunez and Nicko Opinsky for wigging off the hook time and time again.
Benitez started and did not allow a run over four innings of work.
West’s Sam Lebo, Jack Opinsky and Nunez had RBIs. Carter Stolp went 2-for-3 with a run.
Service pitcher Ronan Klancher started and struck out eight batters over five innings. Both runs he allowed were unearned.
Henry Helgeson went 2-for-4 with a run. Jaren Childs, Hutton Stiles and Andrew Jaidinger drove in runs.
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West 001 102 x - 4 7 1
Service - Klancher, Coats (6), Helgeson (6) and Sandau. West - Benitez, J.Opinsky (5), Nunez (7), N.Opinsky (7) and Nunez, Danmeyer (7). W - Benitez. L - Klancher. S - N.Opinsky. 2B - Lebo (W), J.Opinsky (W). 3B - None. HR - None.