Bucs 7, Pilots 3
Oilers 7, Miners 2
Chinooks at Bucs, 2 p.m., Mulcahy Stadium
Miners at Oilers, 2 p.m., Seymour Park
Adult All-Stars at Goldpanners (non-league), 7 p.m., Growden Park
Glacier Pilots at Chinooks, 7 p.m., Loretta French
Monarchs at Bucs (non-league), 7 p.m., Mulcahy Stadium
Miners at Oilers, 7 p.m., Seymour Park
Big seventh innings were the order of Saturday night in the Alaska Baseball League — the Peninsula Oilers plated five runs in the seventh for a 7-2 win over visiting Mat-Su and the Anchorage Bucs scored four runs in the seventh in a 7-3 win over the Anchorage Glacier Pilots.
Defending league champion Peninsula (5-1 overall, 4-1 ABL) took a half-game lead over Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks atop the standings.
The Oilers’ big seventh inning included a two-run triple from Josh Miller. That eruption made a winner out of left-hander Jordan Mills, who scattered seven hits and struck out seven while surrendering two runs in seven innings.
Shortstop Ian Sagdal went 3 for 4 with a double and drove in both runs for Mat-Su (3-1, 1-1 ABL).
The Bucs (6-1, 2-1 ABL) kept the Pilots (0-7, 0-2 ABL) winless this season.
The Bucs scored those four runs in the seventh on just two hits — they plated one run on a bases-loaded hit by pitch, another on a bases-loaded walk and also benefitted from a Pilots error and a passed ball.
The Bucs have beaten the Pilots in all four meetings this season. Bucs reliever Braden Shipley struck out the side in the ninth. Chase Compton went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and one RBI. Collin Ferguson drove in two runs for the Bucs.
Pilots starter Trey Teakell allowed two runs in six innings and struck out seven.
Bucs youth camp
The Anchorage Bucs will hold a free youth clinic for kids age 6-13 Monday through Friday. Top caliber college coaches will offer instruction from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Mulcahy Stadium. Registration and information are available at anchoragebucs.com/clinics.