Miners 7, Pilots 1
After allowing a first-inning run, Mat-Su Miners pitching locked down on the Anchorage Pilots at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer and came away with a 7-1 Alaska Baseball League win Saturday.
Miners designated hitter Greg Partyka blasted a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning to put the Miners up 2-1. Ty Schlottmann pitched six innings for the win, striking out two and walking one. Gio Brusa drove in three for the Miners.
The Pilots' only run came from leadoff hitter Jensen Park, who led off the game with a single and came around to score on a single from Jacob Rice.
Bucs 4, Seals 3
The Anchorage Bucs escaped with a 4-3 non-league win over the San Francisco Seals at Mulcahy Stadium on Saturday.
The Bucs trailed 3-2 through five innings, but rallied with a run in the sixth and another in the seventh.
Tyler Coolbaugh led the Bucs with three hits, a run and a stolen base.
Kenny Smith earned the pitching win, striking out seven in seven innings. All three runs against Smith came in the fifth inning, two of which were unearned. Andrew Boes pitched the ninth for a save and Ryan Leonards added a pair of RBIs for the Bucs.
Chinooks 9, Legion 0
Collin Radack stroked a two-run single in the first inning to ignite the Chugiak Chinooks, who cruised to a 9-0 win over the American Legion All-Stars in a nonleague game Saturday night at Loretta French Field.
Chugiak led 7-0 after two innings of the seven-inning game.
Devin Ferris collected two of the Legion All-Stars' three hits.
Oilers 15, Adult League 0
Brandon Warner struck out nine, walked none and scattered three hits in a seven-inning, complete-game performance Saturday for the Peninsula Oilers.
His effort helped the Oilers bury the Adult League All-Stars 15-0 in a nonleague game at Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.
Kyle Hunt tripled, doubled and singled to lead Peninsula's 16-hit attack.
Friday night in Kenai, Ghazaleh Sailors pitched two scoreless innings against the Peninsula Oilers, marking what officials believe was the first time a woman played against the Oilers.
Sailors pitched the seventh and eighth innings for the San Francisco Seals in the Oilers' 11-3 win. Her pitches clocked about 65 mph on the radar gun, according to the Peninsula Clarion, and she allowed three hits and a walk.
"She had a little bit of swagger on the hill," Oilers coach Kyle Richardson said. "She had a little attitude.
"I like the way she competed. She wasn't scared of us, that's for sure. It shows that if you throw quality strikes, you can put up zeros."
Sailors pitches for the University of Maine-Presque Isle, a Division III school, and has played for the U.S. women's national team.
Alaska Baseball League
|Team||Wins||Losses||Winning Percentage||Games Back|
• Bucs 4, Seals 3
• Miners 7, Pilots 1
• Chinooks 9, Legion All-Stars 0
• Oilers 15, AABL 0
• Seals at Bucs, 2 p.m., Mulcahy Stadium
• AABL at Oilers, 2 p.m., Seymour Memorial Park
• Chinooks at Pilots, 5 p.m., Mulcahy Stadium
• Fairbanks Brewers at Goldpanners, 7 p.m., Growden Memorial Park
• San Francisco Seals at Goldpanners, 7 p.m., Growden Memorial Park
• Chinooks at Bucs, 7 p.m., Mulcahy Stadium
• Pilots at Miners, 7 p.m., Hermon Brothers Field