Friday in the Alaska Baseball League

Goldpanners 3, Pilots 1

The Fairbanks Goldpanners continued their hot streak and extended their lead in the ABL standings to two games with a 3-1 win over the visiting Anchorage Glacier Pilots at Growden Memorial Park on Friday.

The Goldpanners (14-6), who received a boost from a two-RBI performance from Nick Catalano, have won seven of their last eight games. The second-place Mat-Su Miners (15-11) were idle Friday.

Fairbanks starting pitcher Nathan Bannister struck out seven in seven scoreless innings to earn a win, with Kevin Sprague closing the last two innings for his eighth save.

Kewby Meyer led the Pilots with three hits, driving in Brody Russell for the Pilots only run in the top of the ninth inning.

Oilers 5, Bucs 0

Peninsula Oilers starter Logan McAnallen pitched seven scoreless innings Friday and reliever Colby Blueberg took care of the final two in a 5-0 shutout of the Anchorage Bucs at Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

The Oilers outhit the Bucs 12-3, scoring one run in the second inning, two in the fifth and one apiece in the seventh and eighth. A.J. Ramirez drove in two runs on two hits and Mike Weiland scored a pair of runs and drove in another on two hits.

Lawton Langford, Collin Ferguson and Chase Compton each recorded hits for the Bucs.



Team W L Pct GB

Fairbanks 14 6 .700 -

Mat-Su Miners 15 11 .577 2

Anchorage Bucs 13 10 .565 2½

Peninsula Oilers 12 11 .522 3½

Glacier Pilots 12 13 .480 4½

Chugiak Chinooks 5 20 .200 11½

Friday's results

Oilers 5, Bucs 0

Goldpanners 3, Pilots 1

Saturday's games

Pilots at Goldpanners (doubleheader), 5 p.m., Growden Park

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

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

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