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Alaska Baseball League (7/28)

THURSDAY'S RESULTS

• Pilots 8, Chinooks 3

• Bucs 9, Miners 7

FRIDAY'S RESULTS

• Miners 6, Pilots 1

• Bucs 11, Oilers 4

• Goldpanners 7, Chinooks 4

SATURDAY'S GAMES

• Goldpanners at Chinooks (DH), 4 p.m.

• Bucs at Oilers (DH), 4 p.m.

• Pilots at Miners, 6 p.m.

WORTH NOTING

• The Anchorage Bucs scored seven runs in the top of 10th inning Friday at Seymour Memorial Park, pulling away for a 11-4 win over the Peninsula Oilers and breaking a tie for second place in the Alaska Baseball League standings.

Battling through an 11-pitch at-bat, the Bucs' Zach Esquerra broke a 4-4 tie with a two-run single in the top of the 10th. Stephen Wadsworth (3 for 5, three RBIs) added another two-run single to put the Bucs up 8-4, with Ryan Leonards, Chase Compton (4 for 6) and Danny Susdorf each driving in a run to complete the rally. Braden Shipley struck out six of the Oilers' final eight batters to earn a win.

The Bucs (20-17) also added to their massive season home run total, with Wadsworth, Compton and Brenden Kalfus all blasting solo shots to bring the team's count to 52. The team's previous high in home runs was 22 in 2009.

Nate Ring belted the only home run for the Oilers (19-18), a solo shot in the bottom of the seventh that evened the score at 4-4.

• Bill Cullen and Clint Freeman each recorded three hits Friday at Hermon Brothers Field to help the fifth-place Mat-Su Miners roll to a 6-1 win over the first-place Anchorage Glacier Pilots.

The Pilots (24-13), having locked up the league title earlier in the week, had little reason to feel concern when the Miners (15-20) jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Freeman singled and scored in the fifth to put the Miners up 3-0, and an RBI-single by Cullen plated Ian Miller in the sixth to extend Mat-Su's lead to four.

Tyler Spoon scored the Pilots' only run on a Jordan Luplow single in the top of the eighth, but the Miners tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the inning. Aaron Gilbreath struck out four over six innings to earn a win.

• Mike Zeblo's grand slam in the sixth inning propelled the Fairbanks Goldpanners to a 7-4 win over the Chugiak Chinooks at Loretta French Field.

The Panners (17-18) trailed 3-1 before Zeblo's big hit. Scott Kalamar homered for the Chinooks (14-23).



Anchorage Daily News