Friday in the CIC: Dimond, East break out the bats in wins

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 7, 2021

Dimond 12, Service 2
Junior starting pitcher Garrett Lick mowed down 14 batters and Dimond scored five runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings to pull away for a Cook Inlet Conference league win at Mucalhy Stadium.

The junior right-hander allowed one hit, two runs and two walks in six innings. He's the second Dimond pitcher this week to rack up at least 13 strikeouts.

Dimond (7-0, 3-0 CIC) came into the night averaging 12.5 runs per game, but Service starting pitcher Hutton Stiles quieted the slugging Lynx through his five innings of work. He struck out nine batters and scattered four hits and three walks while allowing only two runs.

Lick and Miah Eneix each had two RBIs for Dimond, but it was Logan Smith's RBI double in the sixth inning that gave the Lynx the lead for good at 3-2. From there, Lick singled in a run, Eneix hit a sac fly, Shane Stephan scored on a wild pitch and Zach Jenkins capped the five-run inning with an RBI double of his own.

Service's Coen Niclai had his team's lone hit, lone RBI and scored a run. Stiles scored the other run for the Cougars (1-5, 0-2 CIC).

East 9, Bartlett 1

Senior Daniel Mokom and freshman Alan Contreras each had two hits and three RBIs to key the T-birds' Cook Inlet Conference league win at Mulcahy Stadium.

Mokom ripped a line-drive triple to left field that bounced to the wall and cleared the bases loaded to push the lead to 7-1 in the fourth inning.

East senior starting pitcher Brandon Martin threw six strong innings with five strikeouts. He gave up three hits, two runs and one run.

East leadoff hitter Zack Barnhart got the party started in the first inning after reaching base on an error. The senior stole second, stole third and was on the back end of a double steal to get the T-birds (2-5, 1-2 CIC) on the board first.

Bartlett sophomore catcher Elijah Corwin shut down the East running game after that, throwing out three baserunners.

Speaking of defense, both center fielders showed out. East senior Ja'Sen Atonio made two diving catches and Bartlett sophomore Carl Colavecchio made a nice catch to end the third inning and save a run.

The Golden Bears fell to 2-4, 0-2 in the CIC.