Chugiak in familiar territory with 9-3 win over Juneau


by Jake Ryle

ANCHORAGE, Alaska--The feelings of Deja vu were more than evident on Tuesday afternoon in the Chugiak dugout.

Chugiak entered into Tuesday's semifinal contest against number-two seed Juneau with a chip on their shoulder. The team is stopping for nothing less than a state title.

Chase Wilson pitched a stellar game for the Mustangs--throwing 8.1 innings of three run baseball. Wilson struck out five in the contest.

But it was Chugiak's mid-game wake-up that revived the team toward another state title berth. Five runs scored in the fifth inning, and an extra run in the sixth boosted the Mustangs toward a 9-3 victory.

Connor Cimmiyatti ended the night with two runs batted in. Upcoming senior, Alex Hess, crossed home there times in the win.

FINAL (Legion Tournament): Chugiak 9, Juneau 3

In the early game at Mulcahy Stadium, South Post 33 spared no time waking the bats from slumber. In total, South scored in each of the seven innings of play, including three runs in the first and second innings.

Nick Jensen earned the win in the complete game shut-out. Jensen struck out a half dozen, and scattered three hits in the game.

South's Brad Butcher doubled twice, scored three times, drove in two runs, and was hit-by-pitch twice to help his team easily handle the top seed in the tournament.

FINAL (Legion Tournament): South 13, Wasilla 0