Wolves chasing Chugiak for top spot in CIC baseball standings

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 16:27
  • Eagle River’s Ryan Gray swings at a pitch during a game against Service on May 11, 2019 at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

Chugiak and Eagle River’s varsity baseball teams are on a collision course.

The first-place Mustangs and second-place Wolves will meet Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Bartlett High in the final game of the seven-game regular season for both teams. Through Monday, May 12, Chugiak was 5-0 (11-1 overall) in the Cook Inlet Conference and Eagle River was 4-1 in the CIC and 9-5 overall.

The games are the last contests before the end-of-season CIC round-robin tournament begins Saturday at Mulcahy Stadium. For an updated schedule, visit alaskalegion.com.

On Saturday, both teams earned lopsided wins at Mulcahy Stadium, with the Wolves trouncing Service 15-5 and the Mustangs routing East 10-3.

Justin Nevells and Ian Frizelle had two hits each in Chugiak’s win over the Thunderbirds, with Nevells and Trystan Costanios each driving in two runs. Frizelle gave up one hit and struck out four in 3 2/3 innings of work.

The Wolves came racing out of the gates against Service, piling on five runs in both the first and second innings of the six-inning victory. Orazio Ramos went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs for the Wolves, who got two hits each from Cam Witte, Noah Lower and Chase McGraw.

Witte gave up five hits and four earned runs in five innings pitched to earn the win.

Eagle River plays South on May 13 and Chugiak plays Dimond May 14; both games are at 6:30 p.m. at Bartlett High.

Other CIC games last week included a 10-3 win for Chugiak over West on May 10 and a 17-9 win for Eagle River over Dimond on May 9.

For complete results, visit the Alaska American Legion Baseball page.

Upcoming games:

Monday, May 13

Eagle River vs. South, Bartlett High, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 14

Chugiak vs. Dimond, Bartlett High, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 16

Chugiak vs. Eagle River, Bartlett High, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

CIC tournament, Mulcahy Stadium, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, May 22

CIC tournament, Mulcahy Stadium, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 23

CIC tournament, Mulcahy Stadium, 4:30 p.m.

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