ALASKA BASEBALL LEAGUE
W L Pct. GB Overall
Oilers 17 9 .654 -- 24-12
Bucs 16 12 .571 2 21-22
Miners 14 14 .500 4 16-16-1
Glacier Pilots 15 17 .469 5 19-21-1
AIA 10 20 .333 10 13-24
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
Pilots 3, Oilers 1
Miners 10, AIA 1
Bucs 9, AIA 4
Glacier Pilots 8, Miners 7
AIA Fire at Miners, Hermon Brothers, 6 p.m.
Glacier Pilots at Oilers, Seymour Memorial, 7 p.m.
AROUND THE HORN
-- The Anchorage Glacier Pilots scored twice in the ninth inning to steal a 3-1 road victory from the Oilers, whose lead over the idle Anchorage Bucs dropped to just two games.
The Oilers struck first at Kenai's Seymour Memorial Park, taking a 1-0 lead in the first on a Patrick Wisdom single that drove in Mike Miller, who walked, stole second and took third on a fly to the outfield.
The Pilots tied it in the sixth and then had three straight hits and a sacrifice fly to tack up the deciding runs in the ninth. Aaron Judge got things going with a leadoff double, Kavan Keyes followed with a single, David Legg stroked a pinch-hit single that scored Judge and Kevin Hall followed with a sacrifice fly that scored Keyes.
The Oilers had their leadoff batter aboard on a walk, only to go down on three straight flyballs.
-- The Mat-Su Miners pounded out 14 hits to pummel Athletes in Action 10-1 at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer. The Miners buried AIA with six runs in the sixth inning. They sent 12 batters to the plate that inning and the first nine reached base.
Particularly productive for Mat-Su were the No. 3 and No. 4 hitters, Stephen Branca and Wesley Jones. Both were 3 for 5, with Branca driving in three runs and scoring once and Jones driving in two and scoring twice.
Brock Simon pitched a complete game, allowing seven hits and two walks while striking out four. He didn't give up a run until the ninth inning.
-- With the American Legion state tournament at Mulcahy, there will not be any ABL games in the park until Monday when the Pilots entertain the Oilers at 7 p.m.
-- Anchorage Daily News