Walk it off: Chugiak, South win in last at-bats
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 17, 2023
Chugiak 4, Eagle River 3
Hunter Rau knocked in the game-winning run with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Mustangs to victory in a CIC nonleague game at Oberg Field.
Rau finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and relief pitcher Andrew Gruszynski picked up the win after recording the final out in the top of the seventh.
Samuel Theis pitched 3.2 innings of one-run relief to keep Chugiak (9-5) in the game.
Seth Strange went 2-for-2 with a walk and RBI and the Gruszynski bros each drove in a run. Gabe Gruszynski was 1-for-2 while Andrew Gruszynski singled, walked and scored a run.
Eagle River (10-4) battled back from deficits of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 and got five strong innings from starter Alex Mullen, who allowed two earned runs and struck out five over five innings of work.
Liam Lierman went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI while Dallin Roberts went 2-for-3 and Killian Johannes singled, scored and drove in a run.
South 2, Wasilla 1
Luke Beard drove in Kolby Jensen with the winning run with one down in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Wolverines to a CIC nonleague win at Taylar Young Field.
South (12-2) improved to 5-1 in one-run games this season.
Kaden Bevegni doubled in a run in the first inning to score Landon Drumm as the Wolverines scratched out a win against Wasilla starter George McSorely.
McSorely was McDealing as he threw five consecutive scoreless frames and held South to just three hits.
South pitchers Gavin Lawrence and Jaxson Desjarlais combined for 10 strikeouts in 6.2 innings, yet Ben Neuberger got the win after recording the final out in the top of the seventh.
Oscar Savala drove in Jimmy Lackey in the fourth inning for the Warriors (17-4).