CIC League Day 7: Dimond breaks out in 10-hit attack

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 11, 2022

Dimond 10, Bartlett 0
The top of the lineup delivered a top-shelf performance to complement the pitching of Joe Moriarty and Alex Bruce at Mulcahy Stadium.

Leadoff batter Shane Stephan and 2-hole hitter Peyton Montagna each went 2-for-3 with a walk and combined to score five runs.

Montagna drove in three runs with a two-run double in the fourth inning and a RBI single in the fifth inning. He also scored the walkoff run on a dropped-third-strike-throw-down-to-first-beat-the-relay-home play.

Garrett Lick was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI as Dimond banged out 10 hits, including six on nine pitches during a base-hit blitz in the fourth inning.

After losing seven of their first eight games, the Lynx (3-7, 1-2 CIC) have won back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Moriarty started and did not allow a hit over his three innings, working around a pair of walks in the second inning. Moriarty also robbed Luke Helgeson of a base hit and RBI to end the fifth inning.

Bartlett's John Grantier and Brad Beals had base hits for the Golden Bears (6-6, 0-3 CIC). Grantier smacked a single through the left side and Beals executed a beautiful bunt with two strikes.

First baseman Nick Brandal played well in digging out low throws on a night when neither team made an error.