Round 5: West beats South in battle of CIC unbeatens
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 10, 2018
West 5, South 4
Five was the magic number for the Eagles, who used five straight hits to fuel a five-run third inning to get them to 5-0 in the Cook Inlet Conference after winning the battle of unbeatens at Mulcahy Stadium.
That big inning was all West needed as the victory snapped South's 14-game winning streak in league games dating back to a 6-0 loss to Service in 2016.
Shawn Jones, Jack Opinsky and Chris Crespo each had had RBIs for the Eagles.
West starter Thomas Zettler went all seven innings, scattering six hits and four walks. Just one run was earned.
South starter Gage Webster also went the distance and struck out 10 batters, having only that one bad inning. Lian Lincoln doubled, tripled and scored a run. Chase Subitch collected his team's only RBI.
South still leads all-time series 16-6
South 100 000 3 - 4 6 3
West 005 000 x - 5 6 1
South - Webster and Costello. West - Zettler and Langnes. W - Zettler. L - Webster. 2B - Lincoln (S), Jessee (S). 3B - Lincoln (S). HR - None.
Service 8, Dimond 4
Shutout in each of the last three games, the Cougars broke out of their slump with 11 hits and a five-run first inning to carry them to a much-needed victory at Mulcahy Stadium.
Henry Helgeson and Andrew Jaidinger each went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs. Helgeson also doubled. Chris Malagodi, Nathan Cole and Dalton Conti also drove in runs for Service.
Jaidinger pitched five innings and allowed just one earned run.
Two of Dimond’s three hits went for triples from Kobe Vanderwood and Sean Carey. Conor Bates-Janigo batted in his team's only RBI and pitched three innings.
Service beat Dimond for the third straight time and increased its advantage to 27-22 in the all-time series since 1992.
Service 501 002 0 - 8 11 4
Dimond 101 100 1 - 4 3 2
Service - Jaidinger, Childs (6) and Malagodi. Dimond - C. Bates-Janigo, Smith (4), Q. Bates-Janigo (5), Dolan (6) and Carey. W - Jaidinger. L - C. Bates-Janigo. 2B - Helgeson (S). 3B - Conti (S), Jaidinger (S), Vanderwood (D), Carey (D). HR - None.
Eagle River 14, East 4
Aaron Davis went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, two runs and two stolen bases to lead the Wolves to a win at Mulcahy Stadium in five innings due to the mercy rule.
Sterling Retzlaff scored four runs. Josh Linn, Brendan Miles and Abel Davis each had a base hit, an RBI and a run.
Eagle River starter Daniel Bodine pitched four innings to earn the decision, thanks in part to zero walks.
East’s Gavin Oakley went 2 for 3 with two runs and two stolen bases.
Ricky Gatter and Charlie White had RBIs. Relief pitcher Ian Carle struck out three of the four batters he faced.
Eagle River now leads the series 13-5 since 2007
East 012 01 - 4 5 5
Eagle River 414 5x - 14 8 3
East - White, Solberg (1), Carle (3), Camacho (4) and Dunham, Gatter (3). Eagle River - Bodine, Linn (5) and McGraw, Frederick (4). W - Bodine. L - White. 2B - Linn (ER). 3B - None. HR - None.
Chugiak 18, Bartlett 0
Braden Schackelford put in a dominating performance at Mulcahy Stadium to help the Mustangs roll to their 12th straight win over the Golden Bears.
Schackelford and Gus Lewis combined to hold Bartlett to no hits and no walks in a five-inning game shortened to the mercy rule.
Schackelford struck out eight of nine batters he faced. He also went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.
Bartlett reliever Tyler Borschnack issued no walks in four innings of work.
Chugiak now leads series 36-11 since 1992
Chugiak (12)00 06 - 18 14 0
Bartlett 000 00 - 0 0 4
Chugiak - Schackelford, Lewis (4) and Wing. Bartlett - Bishop, Borschnack (2) and McCart. W - Schackelford. L - Bishop. 2B - Wing (C), Smith (C), Schackelford (C). 3B - Peace (C). HR - None.