Dimond wins pitching duel; Coen has 8 RBIs for Service

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Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 5, 2023

Dimond 4, West 0
Talk about an old-fashioned pitcher's duel.
Dimond's Aiden Ray and Michael Tillman put on a show on the hill, with Ray racking up a winning decision while Tillman took a hard-luck loss in this CIC league game.
Ray struck out 10 batters and did not allow a hit over his five innings and combined with closer Eli Lipinski for the 1-hit shutout. Lipinski was lights out, striking out all six batters he faced to record the save.
Dimond needed premier pitching with its offense mustering just two base hits and four walks. West made four errors to help the Lynx (3-3, 1-0 CIC).
Dimond hits came from Ryan Swanstrom and Josiah James while the runs were scored by Shane Stephan, Caleb Cooke, Peyton Montagna and Michael Bretzke.
Tillman was terrific, allowing just one hit while striking out eight. All four runs surrendered were unearned. Reliever Jude Doniere threw one scoreless frame.
Beckett Stolp smacked the lone base hit for West (3-2, 0-1 CIC).

Service 15, East 0
Coen Niclai went 4-for-5 and became the third Service player in school history to furnish eight RBIs in a CIC game.
Niclai crushed a two-run home run over the left-field fence that landed in a snow berm. He also stroked a double for the Cougars (7-0, 1-0 CIC).
He became the fifth CIC player with eight RBIs in a game, falling one short of the league record of nine set in 2004 by Bartlett's Tim Twombly. Other Service players to drive in eight include Tyler Hasbrouck in 1998 and Chris Duke in 2018.
Service's Hunter Christian went 3-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs and five runs scored. He also struck out two batters in his lone inning of relief at pitcher.
East's Juan Franco banged out his team's lone base knock and pitcher Andrew Malone had three strikeouts in two innings for the T-birds (1-4, 0-1 CIC).

Juneau 13, Bartlett 2
Eli Crupi went 4-for-4 and scored four runs to highlight Juneau-Douglas' 14-hit attack in a non-league win.
Bartlett's Carl Colavecchio and Wyatt Rust each had hits for the Golden Bears (1-6) while Colavecchio and Mason Harrison scored runs.
Bartlett starter Levi Patterson pitched four innings and threw a scoreless frame in the third.