The Cook Inlet Conference baseball season isn't over just yet.
West and Eagle River both won their final CIC playoff game Saturday, forcing a one-game playoff Tuesday at Mulcahy Stadium to determine which team will earn the conference's No. 2 seed for the June 5-7 state tournament in Sitka.
South secured the top spot with a 9-1 CIC record -- its only conference loss came Saturday against Eagle River, which won 10-7.
L.J. Felix went 2 for 3 with two RBIs for West, which defeated Dimond 5-2.
The Eagles turned an impressive -- and rare -- triple play in the top of the sixth inning. With runners on first and second, first baseman Sean Duffy caught a line drive and turned a 3-6 triple play.
"It definitely got our energy up," Eagles' coach Tim Davis said.
West and Eagle River both finished the season 7-3 in conference play. They split in two meetings this season, forcing the extra playoff game.
Eagle River rallied from a 7-0 deficit to roll past West 24-8 in their first meeting before the Eagles shut the Wolves down 11-0 on Thursday. Starter Dalton Chapman pitched a complete-game, one-hitter and struck out 19 to open the CIC round-robin playoffs against the Wolves in their postseason debut.
CIC playoff game
6:30 p.m. -- Eagle River vs. West
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