Eagle River, South pull into 4-way tie for second place
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 10, 2023
Eagle River 8, West 3
Jack Molloy and Josh Thompson each had two RBIs and Alex Mullen pitched six strong innings as the Wolves picked up the CIC league win at Mulcahy Stadium.
After falling behind 1-0 after the first inning, Mullen settled down nicely and tossed five scoreless frames, allowing just one runner to reach third base.
Mullen allowed just three hits and one run. He retired the final five batters he faced before giving way to Killian Johannes in the seventh.
Eagle River (7-3, 2-1 CIC) was held scoreless until striking for five runs in the fourth inning. The Wolves got it done on two hits, four walks and three fielder's choice.
Gunner Mountcastle, Dallin Roberts and Molloy had single RBIs while Thompson batted in a pair with a two-run single that made it 5-1. Molloy's second RBI came on a double in the sixth inning.
Thompson went 2-for-3 with a walk. He also made a nice running catch in center field to open the second inning. Thompson was the only Eagle River batter to reach base in the first three innings, and he did it twice.
That's because West's Michael Tillman was lights out to start the game, sitting down eight straight in one stretch.
Jude Doniere came out of the bullpen to stop the bleeding with three solid innings of work. He needed only four pitches to retire the side in the fifth inning.
Jack Boots reached base all four times for the Eagles (5-3, 1-2 CIC) with two singles and two walks. He scored a run and drove in a run. Other RBIs for the Eagles came from Gabe Caterinicchio and Cyrus Clendaniel.
South 15, East 0
Strength in numbers powered the Wolverines as 10 different players banged out base hits and four different pitchers combined on a 2-hitter over five innings in the CIC league game at Mulcahy Stadium.
Kaden Bevegni doubled and drove in two runs while Bryce Webb doubled and scored twice. Chase Mascelli scored three runs and had an RBI.
Other RBIs for South (8-1, 2-1 CIC) came from Landon Drumm, Gavin Peterson, Chase Dixon, Ben Neuberger, Gavin Alexander and Luke Tovsen.
East shortstop Edison Polanco was sensational in the field, turning an unassisted double play in the second inning and helping turn a 6-4-3 twin killing in the third inning. East pitcher Andew Malone threw scoreless frames in the third and fourth innings.
The T-birds (1-6, 0-3 CIC) got base knocks from Peyton Cone and Caleb White.
Colony 8, Chugiak 7
The Knights scored five times in the first inning and held on for dear life, holding off the hard-charging Mustangs in the non-league game at Bartlett High School.
Chugiak's Tyler Cage went 3-for-3 with a triple and runs scored and Landon Luebke blasted a two-run home run for the Mustangs (6-5). Carter McCormick also had two RBIs and Andrew Gruszynski threw two innings of scoreless relief.
Chugiak scored five runs over the fifth and sixth innings to get close but in the end were doomed by 11 walks and eight errors.