CIC League Finale: Service clinches 4th seed for tourney

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 21, 2022

Service 11, Dimond 1

The top of the Service lineup went a combined 8-for-12 and starter Jake Rafferty pitched five strong innings to power the Cougars at Mulcahy Stadium.

Hunter Christian, Sebastian Fournier and Coen Niclai also combined to score seven runs in a matchup to determine the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye at next week's CIC Tournament.

Fournier went 4-for-5 with a triple and double and two RBIs. Christian also tripled and doubled. The two of them combined to give Service a 1-0 lead four pitches into the game.

It set the tone as the Cougars (12-5, 4-3 CIC) scored seven runs in the first two innings.

Rafferty allowed six hits and one run over his five innings of work. Reliever Owen Hickman closed it out with two scoreless frames.

Dimond banged out seven hits and got an RBI from Eli Lipinski. Reliever Alex Bruce tossed three scoreless frames while Shane Stephan, Peyton Montagna and Garrett Lick each had two hits for the Lynx (6-11, 3-4 CIC).

Today's CIC Schedule
At Mulcahy Stadium
1pm Eagle River vs. West
4pm Bartlett vs. South
7pm East vs. Chugiak