CIC League Day 6: Martindale saves the day for Service

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 10, 2022

CIC League Day 6: Service 8, West 7

Landon Martindale pitched the final four innings and ended the game on a strikeout with the tying run on second base at Mulcahy Stadium.

He also went 3-for-3 at the plate and scored two runs on a night when Service rallied from a 5-1 deficit and then hung on for dear life.

Martindale had retired the Eagles nine up and nine down - thanks to his catcher Coen Nicali throwing out a runner who had reached on an error - over the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.

The seventh inning was a little bumpier after Orion Halliburton ripped a two-run double down the left-field line to make it a one-run game.

Hunter Christian went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs for Service (7-4, 1-2 CIC). Owen Hickman went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Niclai was 2-for-3 with two runs. Niclai's RBI double in the fifth inning proved to be the winning hit.

The top of the West lineup of Savion Bishop, Cyrus Clendaniel and Halliburton combined to 5-for-11 with five runs and two RBIs.

Beckett Stolp and Caden Greenhalgh had RBIs in the third inning to help West build a 5-1 advantage.

The Eagles (3-9, 1-2 CIC) were plagued by 13 walks by its pitching staff.