Alaska Baseball League (7/20/12)


• Pilots 15, Goldpanners 5

• Bucs 6, Chinooks 2

• Oilers 5, Miners 3


• Pilots 6, Goldpanners 2

• Pilots 5, Goldpanners 4

• Bucs 12, Chinooks 2

• Miners 10, Oilers 5


• Oilers vs. Miners, 1 p.m., Mulcahy

• Goldpanners vs. Chinooks, 4 p.m., Mulcahy Stadium

• Bucs vs. Pilots, 7 p.m., Mulcahy


• The next three days should bring plenty of great baseball to Mulcahy Stadium.

All six Alaska Baseball League teams will play in the Scout Showcase, where scouts from Major League Baseball show up to check out the talent.

There are three games on both Friday and Saturday, at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. On Sunday, the best of the best will play in the ABL All-Star game at 4 p.m. Before that game is the 1 p.m. Home Run Derby, which promises to produce plenty of fence-clearing shots -- this has been the year of the homer in the ABL.

• The Glacier Pilots ran their winning streak to five and moved closer to clinching the ABL title by sweeping a doubleheader against the Fairbanks Goldpanners. The Pilots won the opener 6-2 and the nightcap 5-4.

Jordan Luplow homered in both games for the Pilots (22-11), who lead the second-place Peninsula Oilers by 3 1/2 games.

In the opener, a Luplow home run gave the Pilots a 1-0 lead after one inning but Fairbanks (13-17) came back with Matt Nadolski's fourth-inning, two-run homer. The Pilots answered with five runs in the sixth, a rally that Kevin Swick started with a one-out solo homer.

In the late game, Luplow's three-run third-inning blast gave the Pilots the lead for good, 3-0.

• The Anchorage Bucs scored six runs in the ninth inning to claim a 12-2 win over the Chugiak Chinooks at Loretta French Field. The Bucs own third place with a 16-15 record while the Chinooks are at the bottom of the standings with a 12-18 mark.

• Clint Freeman drove in six runs to spark the Mat-Su Miners' 10-5 win over the Peninsula Oilers in a slugfest at Hermon Brothers Field. The Miners (13-19) pounded out 15 hits and the Oilers had 12.

Freeman racked up four of his RBIs in the first two innings, belting a one-run double in the first and a three-run double in the second.

For the Oilers (18-14), Josh Miller drove in three runs on three hits and Nate Ring homered to bring his season RBI total to 20.

Anchorage Daily News