Local nines miss out on state baseball tourney

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 14:47
  • Chugiak first baseman DJ Davies throws the ball to shortstop Sam Hall with Service’s Jaren Childs caught in a rundown during the Mustangs’ 4-3 win over the Cougars on Saturday, May 20 at Mulcahy Stadium. Hall tagged Childs out on the play. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)

Star staff report

Chugiak and Eagle River completed their Cook Inlet Conference baseball seasons on the outside of the state playoff picture.

The Wolves finished in the bottom four teams during the regular season and weren’t eligible for state, while the Mustangs fell 12-2 to South in the first round of the CIC postseason and were eliminated from a chance to reach the state title game for the third straight year.

The Mustangs finished 5-5 in league play and 7-5 overall. The Wolves rallied to win four of their last five games to finish 4-6 in the CIC and 4-8 overall.

South and Service advanced to the state tournament, which will be played June 1-3 at Mulcahy Stadium.

Many local baseball players will immediately turn their attention to the American Legion season, which begins Saturday, May 27 with four nonleague games featuring all eight Anchorage area teams at Mulcahy Stadium. Eagle River will face Bartlett at 1 p.m. and Chugiak will play West at 7 p.m.

The regular American Legion baseball season begins June 7. For more information, visit alaskalegion.com.

CIC baseball scores

Thursday, May 18

Eagle River 11, Bartlett 1

Friday, May 19

South 12, Chugiak 2

Saturday, May 20

Chugiak 4, Service 3

West 2, Eagle River 1

Monday, May 22

Eagle River 11, East 1

Dimond 8, Chugiak 2

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