Alaska Baseball League (7/12/12)

July 11, 2012 

Alaska Baseball League


• Pilots 4, Bucs 2

• Oilers 9, Chinooks 6

• Goldpanners 6, Miners 2


• Pilots 8, Bucs 5

• Oilers 5, Chinooks 3

• Miners 10, Goldpanners 0

• Miners 16, Goldpanners 8


• Oilers at Pilots (DH), 5 p.m.

• Miners at Goldpanners, 5 p.m.

Worth noting

• First place in the Alaska Baseball League will be up for grabs Thursday night when the Glacier Pilots host the Peninsula Oilers in a doubleheader at Mulcahy Stadium.

The Pilots and Oilers both won Wednesday, the Pilots stopping the Bucs 8-5 to clinch the best-of-3 Mayor's Cup series and the Oilers topping the Chinooks 5-3 in Chugiak.

The Pilots are 14-8. The Oilers, who raced to a 5-0 lead over the Chinooks and then held on, are 15-9.

• The Mat-Su Miners scored 26 runs on 18 hits in 14 innings to sweep a doubleheader against the Goldpanners, 10-0 and 16-8.

Righthander Jay Calhoun pitched a six-hit shutout, striking out seven and walking none, to carry the Miners in the first game in Fairbanks. Calhoun faced 27 batters, just six over the minimum in the seven-inning game. The Miners banged out 13 hits and got home runs from Erik Harbitz and Bill Cullen. A three-run blast in the fifth inning helped Harbitz to a five-RBI, two-hit night.

In the 16-8 slugfest -- the Miners had 15 hits, the Goldpanners 14 -- the Miners got lots of production from the heart of the order. Cleanup hitter Clint Freeman drove in four runs with three hits and scored twice; No. 5 batter Branden Berry was 3 for 5 with three RBIs and Cullen, hitting sixth, added four RBIs, two runs and two hits, including his second homer of the night and his fifth for the season.

Mat-Su improved to 11-16. The Goldpanners fell to 10-12.

• The Chinooks (11-12) have Thursday off and return to action Friday with a home game against the Pilots. The Bucs (11-13) also have the day off and will head to Fairbanks for a three-day, four-game stand with the Goldpanners.

Anchorage Daily News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service