Matt Wilson's sacrifice fly to deep center field Tuesday drove in the winning run in the sixth inning of Dimond's 4-3 win over South, giving the Lynx the No. 1 seed from the Cook Inlet Conference for next week's state high school baseball tournament. The sacrifice made a winner out of Sheldon Rouzan, who pitched all seven innings, striking out five and allowing just one earned run.
Rouzan's two-run homer boosted Dimond to a 3-0 lead after one inning at Mulcahy Stadium but South came back with three runs in the second inning. The score remained tied until the bottom of the sixth, when Wilson's deep fly ball scored Sagan Osborne from third base,
South had runners at first and second in the seventh but couldn't come up with a run. That makes the Wolverines the No. 2 seed from the CIC for the state tournament, which begins a week from Thursday at Mulcahy.