South secures CIC No. 1 seed; Eagle River, West race for No. 2

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 24, 2014

The defending state champion South Wolverines have already earned the right to go back to the state tournament.

Now they will play for history.

South improved to 9-0 in conference play with a 19-2 victory over West in five innings Friday night during the league playoffs at Mulcahy Stadium.

The Wolverines face Eagle River at 4 p.m. Saturday at Mulcahy in the regular-season finale, looking to become just the third CIC team in 23 years to post a perfect league record. 

They have already sealed the CIC’s No. 1 berth to the state tournament in two weeks in Sitka.

Eagle River and West are jockeying for the CIC’s No. 2 berth.

Both teams are currently tied at 6-3 for second place in the league, making Saturday’s games especially important. The season might come down to one game.

Eagle River is trying to qualify for the state tournament for the first time since the school started playing baseball in 2007. High School baseball was created in Anchorage in 1992.

West is looking to get back to state for the first time since 2010.

If both win Saturday, Eagle River and West will have a playoff Tuesday.

If both lose Saturday, they will have a playoff Tuesday.

If one wins and one loses, the winner Saturday is the CIC’s No. 2 seed.

Saturday Schedule

All games at Mulcahy Stadium

10 AM Bartlett vs. East

*1 PM Dimond vs. West

*4 PM Eagle River vs. South

7 PM Chugiak vs. Service

**radio [AM-590]

This story was written by Van Williams, a freelance writer in Anchorage and the ALB Media Director.