Saturday in the Alaska Baseball League

sports@adn.comJuly 6, 2013 

Goldpanners 5, Pilots 1

The Fairbanks Goldpanners waited for the 10th inning to get the offense going, but it was good enough to nail down a 5-1 win and knock off the Anchorage Glacier Pilots for the second straight day at Mulcahy Stadium.

The win also moved the Goldpanners into solo first place, a half game ahead of the Anchorage Bucs, who lost to the Peninsula Oilers on Saturday.

Kyle Herrington jump started the Goldpanners' 10th-inning rally with a double, and Alex Rubanowitz followed with another double to plate Herrington. David Fletcher added an RBI-single later in the inning, and, along with Nick Catalano, scored on a wild pitch.

Goldpanners reliever Matt Milke struck out the side in the bottom of the 10th to picked up his first win. He struck out five in four inning of work.

The Goldpanners' comeback victory included an eighth-inning RBI-single from Rick Reigner that tied the score at 1-1 and helped overcome a stellar outing from Pilots starter Michael RoBards, who struck out 10 and left with one out in the top of the eighth inning.

Jacob Rice scored the Pilots' only run on a double from Lance Berringer in the third inning.

Oilers 7, Bucs 3

Noah Holmes drove in three runs on two hits Saturday to help the Peninsula Oilers down the Anchorage Bucs 7-3 at Mulcahy Stadium.

Holmes drove in a run and scored in the Oilers' three-run second inning and added a two-run double in the third inning to put the Oilers up 5-0. Oilers starter G.J. Strauss gave up two runs in the third and another in the fourth, but completed five innings to earn a win. Michael Coates pitched the last four innings and struck out nine. Andy Crowley led the Bucs with two hits, and Michael Strentz drove in two runs on a third-inning double.

Miners 10, Chinooks 5

Five players notched two hits for the Mat-Su Miners on Saturday, powering a 10-5 win over the Chugiak Chinooks at Loretta French Field.

John Williams smacked one of the biggest hits for the Miners in the sixth inning, breaking a 3-3 tie with a two-run single that gave Mat-Su the lead for good. Williams finished with a game-high three RBIs and Brenden Farney added two RBIs.

ABL LEAGUE
STANDINGS

Team W L

Fairbanks 10 5 .667 -
Anchorage Bucs 12 8 .600 ½
Peninsula Oilers 10 7 .588 1
Mat-Su Miners 12 9 .571 1
Glacier Pilots 10 11 .476 3
Chugiak Chinooks 3 17 .150

Saturday's results

Goldpanners 5, Pilots 1
Oilers 7, Bucs 3
Miners 10, Chinooks 5

Sunday's games

Oilers at Bucs, 2 p.m., Mulcahy Stadium
Pilots at Miners, 4 p.m., Hermon Brothers Field
Goldpanners at Chinooks, 5 p.m., Loretta French Field

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