Costanios brothers lead the way for Chugiak baseball
The high school baseball season in Alaska is short, and leaves little room for error. Chugiak High School has been the model of consistency making the state tournament four out of the past five seasons, and winning another Cook Inlet Conference title this season.
The Mustangs were led by Trystan and Camden Costanios. Older brother Trystan is a catcher calling the pitches, with his younger brother Camden providing the firepower on the mound as a pitcher.
"It's awesome,” said Trystan. “It’s only happened once since we were little kids."
Chugiak coaches say their relationship is fueled by a sibling rivalry
"There is some good moments and some bad moments," said Camden Costanios.
The eldest Costanios received a scholarship to play baseball at Mount Hood Community College next season, and has been able to mentor his brother the past two seasons.
"It's awesome to see him progress as one of the key players of the team," said Trystan.
The duo turned heads when Camden threw a no-hitter against West to clinch the CIC, and not only was his brother calling pitches behind the plate, Trystan hit a home run.
"It was a good moment for us to experience that together," said Camden.
Chugiak opens the ASAA State Baseball tournament against North Pole at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.