Tuesday in the CIC: The Costanios Show plays at Mulcahy
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 11, 2021
Chugiak 6, Service 1
Senior Camden Costanios earned player-of-the-game honors and it wasn't even close as he put the Mustangs on his back to deliver his team's first Cook Inlet Conference league win at Mulcahy Stadium.
The 6-foot southpaw pitched five no-hit innings and struck out 12 batters, and batted 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run.
Costanios broke open the game with a two-run single that extended Chugiak's lead to 4-1 as part of the team's four-run seventh inning.
On the mound, Costanios was impressive. Twelve of his 15 outs came on strikeouts, with the other three outs coming on two popups and a caught stealing by catcher Hunter Rau.
His only hiccup came with five walks, which led to Service's only run that tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth inning.
Chugiak sophomore Andrew Gruszynski went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and freshman closer Preston Rau earned the save with two scoreless innings for the Mustangs (3-4, 1-3 CIC).
Service's defense kept the game close, recording two outs at home and one at third baseman. Cougars catcher Coen Niclai threw out two base runners.
Freshman Owen Hickman recorded his the only base hit on a slow roller up the middle for Service (2-7, 1-3 CIC). Freshman starter Andrew Hickman pitched four innings and allowed just one run.
Bartlett 18, Grace Christian 7
The Golden Bears beat the Grizzlies for the second time this season in a non-league game at BHS and improved to 4-4 overall, the most wins for Bartlett since 2015.