SOFTBALL ROUND-UP: Wolves, Mustangs stage marathon battle
Eagle River and Chugiak played an epic Cook Inlet Conference softball doubleheader on Monday, May 7, with the Wolves winning the first contest in extra innings and the second game suspended on account of darkness.
In the opener, the Wolves earned a 9-5 win in three extra innings behind two RBIs each from Libby Argudin, Kahea Wakinekona and Keegan Sharpe. Avery Brown picked up the win, scattering five hits over nine walk-free innings.
Kylie Seagroves struck out 12 hitters for the Mustangs and was one of three Chugiak players with two hits each; the others were Brianna Panter and Allegra Mergen.
The second game of the evening was suspended in the top of the fifth inning with the teams tied 6-6. Wolves coach Charley Peyton said the game will likely be completed later this season.
Chugiak rolled to a landslide CIC win over Service in its previous game Friday, May 4 at Albrecht Fields. The Mustangs got 4 RBI from Briana Panter and three from Kylie Seagroves in the 15-3 win, which lasted just three innings. Seagroves struck out five and didn’t allow a hit for Chugiak, which got runs scored from 11 different players. The win helped take some of the sting out of a 9-0 loss to East on May 2 in which the Mustangs were no-hit by T-birds star Daisy Page.