State Tournament Game 7: Service 9, Dimond 1

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Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jul 23, 2022

State Tournament
Game 7 of 15
Service 9, Dimond 1

Jake Rafferty threw 6.1 innings with five scoreless frames and Service Post 28 banged out five extra-base hits in a 9-1 win over Dimond Post 21 on Day 3 of the Alaska Legion State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.

Sean Giffen and Coen Niclai each doubled and tripled, and were in the middle of a four-run fifth inning explosion that allowed the Cougars to break away.

Dimond's Garrett Lick ripped an RBI double in the second inning to give the Lynx an early 1-0 lead.

Niclai doubled and scored on Owen Hickman's groundball to tie the game in the fourth inning. Hickman later scored on a passed ball to give Service the lead for good.

Service was 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position before Giffen's RBI's double, Rafferty's RBI single and Niclai's RBI triple in consecutive at-bats.

Dimond's Chase Mathews struck out seven batters over 4.1 innings, including back-to-back Ks looking to end the first inning with a runner on third.

He also ended the third with a strikeout and carried a shutout into the fourth inning.

Service (20-10, 1-1 Pool)
Jake Rafferty 6.1IP 6K 1-3 2RBI
Sean Giffen 3-4 2B 3B 2RBI 2R
Coen Niclai 2-3 2B 3B RBI 3R SB
Owen Hickman 1-3 3RBI SB

Dimond (18-13, 1-2 Pool)
Garrett Lick 1-2 2B RBI
Chase Mathews 4.1IP 7K
Shane Stephan 2-4 SB