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After clinching CIC baseball crown, Mustangs wait to see who will join them at state tournament

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: May 20
  • Published May 20

The Chugiak Mustangs are headed to the state baseball tournament, but it could be a couple of days before they learn who else from the Cook Inlet Conference will join them.

Three teams remain in the running for the CIC's second and final berth in the state tournament, which is May 31-June 2 at Mulcahy Stadium.

Two games Monday could break a three-way tie between West, South and Service, who are all 6-3.

West and South play at 4:30 p.m. at Mulcahy, a game that will eliminate the loser from state-tournament contention.

Service and Chugiak (8-1) will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Bartlett High. If Service loses, the winner of the West-South game will advance to state. If Service wins, the Cougars will play the winner of the West-South game at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to determine who joins Chugiak at state.

Chugiak clinched the CIC championship and a state-tournament berth Saturday with an 8-4 extra-inning victory over top-seeded South.

The Mustangs sent 10 batters to the plate while scoring four runs in the top of the 11th inning. They did all of their damage with one out, using an error, two walks and singles from Ian Frizlle, D.J. Davis, Braden Shackelford and Jacob Kosinski to blow the game open.

Monday's games

4:30 p.m. — West (6-3) vs. South (6-3), Mulcahy Stadium
4:30 p.m. — Service (6-3) vs. Chugiak (8-1), Bartlett High

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