Wednesday in the Alaska Baseball League

sports@adn.comJuly 3, 2013 

ABL_Standings

Anchorage Bucs 11 5 .688 -

Mat-Su Miners 11 7 .611 1

Fairbanks 7 5 .583 2

Peninsula Oilers 7 7 .500 3

Glacier Pilots 8 9 .471 3½

Chugiak Chinooks 3 14 .176 8½

Wednesday's results

Bucs 2, Pilots 0

Oilers 2, Chinooks 0

Miners 9, Goldpanners 2

Tuesday's results

Pilots 4, Goldpanners 3 (15 innings)

Miners 2, Bucs 0

Oilers 3, Chinooks 2

Thursday's games

Bucs vs. Pilots (doubleheader), 7 p.m., Mulcahy Stadium

Chinooks at Oilers, 7 p.m., Seymour Memorial Park

Goldpanners at Miners, 7 p.m., Hermon Brothers Field

Fireworks tradition continues

For the 14th straight year, the Anchorage Bucs and Anchorage Glacier Pilots will celebrate the Fourth of July with a doubleheader and fireworks at Mulcahy Stadium.

The first game starts Thursday at 7 p.m., with festivities taking place between games and a midnight fireworks show following the second game.

General admission tickets cost $8 and box-seat tickets cost $15. All tickets can be purchased at the gate, which opens at 5:30 p.m.

The Pilots hold a slight edge over the Bucs in Fourth of July games, having won 16 to the Bucs' 12. Only twice has one side swept the doubleheader, the Pilots doing so in 2001 and 2008.

Bucs 2, Pilots 0

A pitchers' duel fell the Anchorage Bucs' way Wednesday, when a two-run, eighth-inning single from Ryan Leonards provided all the offense in a 2-0 victory over the Anchorage Glacier Pilots at Mulcahy Stadium.

Pilots starter Kyle Porter, who struck out nine and walked four, held the Bucs hitless into the eighth inning. Cedric Vallieres broke through for the Bucs' first hit and later scored on Leonards' game-winning drive to center field.

Starter Kenny Smith picked up the win for the Bucs, striking out eight, walking four and surrendering two hits in seven innings. Calvin Copping pitched a perfect eighth inning, and Trevor Renfro pitched the ninth for a save.

Oilers 2, Chinooks 0

Peninsula Oilers starter A.J. Quintero turned in seven strong innings Wednesday in a 2-0 win over the visiting Chugiak Chinooks at Seymour Memorial Park.

Quintero struck out nine, walked one and gave up a hit before giving way to reliever Colby Blueberg in the eighth and closer Brody Greer in the ninth. Andre Mercurio and Jake Alvarez took care of the offense, each driving in runs in the sixth and eighth innings, respectively.

Miners 9, Goldpanners 2

The Mat-Su Miners moved into solo second in the standings Wednesday with a 9-2 home win over the Fairbanks Goldpanners at Hermon Brothers Field.

A Brenden Farney grand slam highlighted a six-run third inning for the Miners, who also scored three runs in the fifth. Gavin Glanz pitched six innings for a win. Patrick McGrath and John Williams each contributed two RBIs.

David Edwards scored both Goldpanners runs in a 4-for-4 performance.

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