Eagle River wins Buddy Dale; Service now 5-0
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Apr 30, 2023
Eagle River 10, Chugiak 0
Jack Molloy mowed down the Chugiak Mustangs with six scoreless innings as the Wolves won the championship game at the Buddy Dale Invitational to finish the Wasilla tournament with a 4-0 record.
The senior southpaw scattered seven hits and a walk while striking out five batters during his 83-pitch performance on his way to being named tournament MVP.
Catcher Dalin Roberts threw out a runner on the bases and drove in three runs to highlight a 9-hit attack. Alex Mullen went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Gunner Mountcastle mashed a two-run triple to the fence.
Thompson, the team’s 3-hole hitter, reached base three times with two singles and a walk. He drove in a run and scored twice.
Eagle River jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead after scoring two runs in the first inning and three in the second.
The Wolves were 0-2 coming into the tournament before outscoring opponents 53-4 in four games.
Service 7, Dimond 3
Andrew Hickman struck out seven batters in four shutout innings to earn the win. He allowed just three hits and one of them was erased when his catcher Coen Niclai erased on the basepaths.
Seven different players drove in runs for the Cougars (5-0). Owen Hickman and Rilen Niclai each had two hits.
Dimond's Peyton Montagna went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Eli Lipinski went 2-for-3 with a triple and run scored. Ryan Swanstrom added an RBI.
West 13, Bartlett 0
The Eagles moved to 3-1 with a shutout victory.