South doubles up Service 6-3 to stay alive at State
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 28, 2017
65th ALB State Tournament
South 6, Service 3
Post 4 leadoff hitter Damian Mohl collected a game-high three hits and two RBIs and Cody Leslie came out of the bullpen to earn the win as the Wolverines survived elimination to beat Post 28 in the state tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.
Anthony Maldonado reached base five times, including a double. He also earned four of his team’s 16 walks in the game.
Four Service pitchers worked around trouble the entire evening, and for the most part kept the game from getting out of hand as South stranded 20 runners on base.
Parker Johnson, Terren Sugita, Maldonado and Leslie added RBIs for the Wolverines [19-12].
Leslie pitched 6.2 innings and scattered six hits and seven walks while giving up all three runs.
Austin DeLesline got the final five outs to record the save. He wiggled out of a jam in the ninth after allowing back-to-back singles to open the inning.
It was the first loss in four tournament games for second-seeded Service [22-8], which had already guaranteed itself a spot in the championship game before taking the field.
Service’s Raleigh Pigg, Cooper Bailey-Parsons and Cobey Cupp each banged out two hits. Ronan Klancher had a single, run, RBI and two of the game's three stolen bases.
South scored two runs in each of the first, fourth and sixth innings and outhit the Cougars 10-8.
Fourth-seeded South will face No. 1 Juneau at 3 p.m. Saturday, with the winner advancing to face Service in the state championship game at 6:30 p.m. at Mulcahy Stadium.