Chugiak cliches CIC baseball title with extra-inning win
Chugiak galloped into the state baseball tournament in dramatic fashion Saturday.
The Mustangs scored four runs in the 11th inning to knock off top-seeded South and clinch the Cook Inlet Conference title at Mulcahy Stadium.
The Mustangs used two walks and singles from Ian Frizelle, DJ Davis, Braden Shackelford and Jacob Kosinski to break things open in the top of the final inning, and Justin Nevells pitched a scoreless bottom half to secure the win.
The victory gives Chugiak the CIC title outright no matter what happens in the team’s final conference game Monday against Service (6-3) and automatically qualifies the team to the state high school baseball tournament.
The Mustangs improved to 8-1 in the Cook Inlet Conference and 14-2 overall.
Frizelle went 3-for-5 for the Mustangs, who got two hits from Christian Cambridge. Sam Hall pitched 5 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win.
The state tournament will be held May 31-June 2 at Mulcahy.
Wolves knock off West
Sterling Retzlaff went 2-for-4 with an RBI, Brendan Miles and Daniel Bodine drove in two runs each and Aaron Davis struck out four batters in four innings of work as Eagle River improved to 5-4 in the CIC with a 6-3 win over East Saturday at Mulcahy Stadium.
The Wolves (7-5-1 overall) close out the season Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Mulcahy against Dimond.
Braden Olmstead, Josh Agron and Christian Frederick also had hits for Eagle River.