State Tournament Game 3: Bartlett 7, Chugiak 3 (10)
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 21, 2022
Game 3 of 15
Bartlett 7, Chugiak 3 (10)
Carl Colavecchio's three-run triple in the 10th inning lifted Bartlett Post 29 over Chugiak Post 33 in a 7-3 marathon game that lasted 10 innings on Day 1 of the Alaska Legion State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.
This not only was an upset with the No. 6 seed taking down the No. 3 Mustangs, but the Bears won their first game at the state tournament since 2013.
Blake Bacho's RBI walk with the bases loaded gave Bartlett a 4-3 lead and then Colavecchio cleared the bases with a triple to the gap.
This was the first time Bartlett beat Chugiak at the state tournament since 2004.
The historic effort was highlighted by several players, including Colavecchio's extra-base laser. Third baseman Luke Helgeson made a beautiful backhand, spin, throw across the diamond play and right fielder Connor Sessoms made a great catch to end the ninth inning and force extras.
And then there was Corey Gagnebin, who pitched four scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win.
Gagnebin also tied the game 1-1 with an RBI single in the fifth inning.
Down 3-1, Chugiak turned aa 6-4-3 double play to end the top of the sixth inning and then tied the game by scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth.
The Mustangs knotted the game at 3 on Jayden Steckel's sac fly that scored Fischer Sims.
This was Bartlett's first win over Chugiak in three meetings this season.
Bartlett (14-15, 1-0 in Pool)
Carl Colavecchio 3-5 3B 3RBI
Corey Gagnebin 4IP 1H 0R RBI
Blake Bacho 6IP RBI
John Grantier 2-5 RBI
Chugiak (16-13, 0-1 in Pool)
Cam Costanios 3IP 0ER
Preston Rau 4.1IP 4K
Tyler Cage 1-3 2B