CIC League Day 9: Hickman's pitching carries Service

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Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 14, 2022

Service 11, East 1

Owen Hickman pitched five shutout innings and went 3-for-4 with the bat to help head coach Willie Paul make history.

Paul, a former Service catcher, became the sixth coach in CIC history to reach the 60-win benchmark in a career.

Hickman gave up two hits and zero walks while striking out two. He doubled in a run during a five-run fourth inning by the Cougars (8-5, 2-3 CIC).

Andrew Hickman (no relation) had a double, scored two runs and drove in three runs with a sac fly in the fourth inning and two-run two-bagger in the fifth inning.

Service belted out four doubles, including one by Hunter Christian, who also made the Alaska 529 Smart Play of the Game after ranging to field a ball and throwing across his body to get Willy Nunez by a step.

Christian, Landon Martindale and Aiden Pereault also had RBIs for Service.

Nunez got a hit later in the game while Jacob Pruitt scored the lone run for East (3-9, 1-3 CIC). Kenton Cooke doubled and Kaleb Webb singled.