South baseball clinches CIC top seed; Eagle River, West to battle for second

South clinched the Cook Inlet Conference's top spot with a 19-2 win over West on Friday in the CIC baseball playoffs at Mulcahy Stadium.

The Wolverines, now 9-0 in the conference, can lose Saturday and will still go to Sitka as the CIC's top seed for the June 5-7 state tournament.

The loss drops West to 6-3 tying the Eagles with Eagle River, which defeated Dimond 4-1 on Friday. The Lynx fell to 4-5, leaving West and Eagle River to battle for second place.

Should West and Eagle River finish the round-robin tournament with the same record, a one-game playoff will be held to determine who goes to state.

In the Eagle River-Dimond game, both teams had six hits, with Dimond's Kyle Bremont being the only player with two hits.

Eagle River grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning and added one run in the second inning and one in the fifth.

Trent Talley earned the win while Preston Micheletto got the loss.

Talley, R.J. Dirscherl, Cameron Fabacher, Michael Rosenberg, Collin Metzel and Nate Ragina recorded hits for Eagle River.

CIC baseball playoffs

Mulcahy Stadium

Friday's results

South 19, West 2

Eagle River 4, Dimond 1

Saturday's games

1 p.m. -- Dimond vs. West

4 p.m. -- Eagle River vs. South

Anchorage Daily News