Chugiak knocks off Eagle River to set up rematch in CIC playoffs
Chugiak completed a first-place run through the brief Cook Inlet Conference baseball season with a 9-6 win over Eagle River Thursday at Bartlett High.
Austin Bull went 2-for-2 with an RBI for Chugiak, which scored eight runs in the first two innings to pull away. Trystan Costanios and Christian Cambridge each drove in two runs for the Mustangs, who got four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings of relief from pitcher Justin Nevells.
Orazio Ramos and Chase McGraw each had two RBIs for the Wolves.
The Mustangs and West each finished with 6-1 CIC records, but Chugiak received the No. 1 seed in the upcoming conference playoffs thanks to a win over the Eagles earlier this season.
Eagle River also advanced to the CIC playoff, as did South. Both teams finished in a three-way tie with Dimond at 4-3 and advanced over the Lynx via tiebreakers. Dimond won Thursday’s other CIC game 7-0 over East.
The Wolves won’t have to wait long for a rematch — they play Chugiak in the opening round of the playoff Saturday at 1 p.m. Chugiak, West, Eagle River and South will play a round-robin series of games starting Saturday at Mulcahy Stadium. The teams with the two best overall records after the playoff will advance to state, which begins May 30 at Mulcahy.
Dimond, East, Bartlett and Service will play a consolation playoff starting Saturday.
For live scoring and a complete schedule visit alaskalegion.com.
Saturday, May 18
Chugiak (6-1) vs. Eagle River (4-3), 1 p.m.
West (6-1) vs. South (4-3), 4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22
West vs. Eagle River, 4:30 p.m.
Chugiak vs. South, 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 23
Eagle River vs. South, 4:30 p.m.
Chugiak vs. West, 7 p.m.