E.R., Chugiak, Service, Dimond pick up NL wins

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Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 20, 2023

Eagle River 7, West 2
Killian Johannes needed only 85 pitches to pitch a complete game and Gunner Mountcastle went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs as the Wolves won a CIC nonleague game at Loretta French.

Johannes scattered eight hits and three walks with five strikeouts.

Eagle River (11-5) broke open a 2-2 game by scoring three runs in the third inning and single runs in each off the fifth and sixth innings.

Connor Lanehart went 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. He ranks second in the league with 19 RBIs.

West nine-hole hitter Paul Dittrich reached base all three times on two singles and a walk while Cyrus Clendaniel and Ruari O’Brien-Holen knocked in runs. O’Brien-Holen's RBI came on a triple.

Chugiak 19, East 5
Owen Dockstader hit one of his team's three triples and finished with a game-high four RBIs as the Mustangs galloped to a big win at Oberg.

Fisher Sims, Tyler Cage, Landon Luebke, Josh Westerman and Jayden Steckel each batted in a pair of runs for Chugiak (10-6).

Michael Boudreau and Luebke tripled while Hunter Rau and Westerman doubled.

Westerman also pitched 3.2 scoreless innings with eight punchouts.

East's Blake Yawitt was 2-for-3 with a run, RBI and two stolen bases. Alan Contraras scored twice.

Service 14, Wasilla 4
Brothers Rilen and Coen Niclai combined for a half dozen RBIs as the Cougars took care of business against the Warriors in the a nonleague game at Bartlett.

Rilen Niclai went 2-for-4 with a triple, double, run and four RBIs. Big bro Coen knocked in two runs to give him a league-best 22 RBIs on the season.

Owen Hickman went 2-for-3, Hunter Christian was 2-for-4 and Jake Rafferty reached base four times with a single and three walks for the Cougars (13-2).

Landon Martindale, Michael Sculley and Connor Monahan allowed only two hits over five innings.

Wasilla's Oscar knocked in two of his team's runs and Chase Sivulich singled, walked, scored and had an RBI.

Dimond 15, Bartlett 0
Carson Engstrom went 3-for-3 with a double, three runs and three RBIs as the Lynx rolled to victory in a CIC nonleague game at the K fields.

Peyton Montagna, Gideon Lesslie and Dylan Woodworth each drove in two runs and were among seven players to score two runs for the Lynx (8-7).

Lesslie also pitched all five innings, allowing just one base hit to Bartlett's Nick Brandal.