SUNDAY IN THE ABL
1 p.m. — Home run derby, Mulcahy Stadium
4 p.m. — All-star game, Mulcahy Stadium
AROUND THE HORN
Sunday is All-Star day at Mulcahy Stadium. Action begins at 1 p.m. with the home run derby, followed by the All-Star game.
The American League team will be made up of players from the Anchorage Bucs, Fairbanks Goldpanners and Peninsula Oilers; the National League team will be made up of players from the Anchorage Glacier Pilots, the Mat-Su Miners and the Chugiak Chinooks.
Clayton Taylor (Pilots), Cameron Newell (Miners), Cameron Frost (Miners), Matthew Decker (Miners), Gabriel Munoz (Oilers), Dylan Butler (Bucs), Evan Powell (Bucs), Steven Pollex (Chinooks), Jackson Cramer (Chinooks), Vahn Bozoian (Goldpanners), Jacob Hayes (Goldpanners), Trevor Podratz (Pilots), Nikko Saenz (Pilots).
Pitchers — Tyler Stubblefield (Miners), Jon Ferrendelli (Miners), Ryan Oglesby (Miners), Vince Arobio (Miners), Ryan Hendrix (Miners), Thomas Altimont (Chinooks), Kyle McDorman (Chinooks), Cameron Pongs (Pilots), Henri Faucheux (Pilots), Chandler Blanchard (Pilots), Johnny York (Pilots), Dylan Nelson (Pilots).
Catchers — Josh Meyer (Miners), Riley Adams (Pilots).
Infielders — Paul Panaccione (Miners), Jordan Rogers (Miners), Jon Popadics (Chinooks), Jackson Cramer (Chinooks), Billy Arendt (Chinooks), Kevin Viers (Pilots), Trevor Podratz (Pilots), Clayton Taylor (Pilots), Justin Protacio (Pilots).
Outfielders — Cameron Newell (Miners), Cameron Frost (Miners), Steven Pollex (Chinooks), Shawn Wood (Pilots), Chester Pak (Pilots).
Utility — Jonny Locher (Miners).
Pitchers — Miles Chambers (Goldpanners), Mike Benson (Goldpanners), Tylor Megill (Goldpanners), Bret Marks (Bucs), Evan Manarino (Bucs), Alex Godzack (Bucs), Trevor Lacrosse (Bucs), Devon Stewart (Bucs), Chad Rieser (Oilers), Nolan Sheridan (Oilers), Tyler Gibson (Oilers), Dallas DeVrieze (Oilers), Shawn Mason (Oilers).
Catchers — Mike Wieland (Goldpanners), Evan Powell (Bucs).
Infielders — Ryan Clark (Goldpanners), Tanner Pinkston (Goldpanners), Cody Nulph (Goldpanners), Mark Krueger (Bucs), Cabe Reiten (Bucs), Alex Rubanowitz (Oilers), Mylz Jones (Oilers).
Outfielders — Scott Hurst (Goldpanners), Jacob Hayes (Goldpanners), Andy Crowley (Bucs), Dylan Butler (Bucs), Jordan Sanford (Oilers), Jake Sandlin (Oilers).
Utility — Vahn Bozoian (Goldpanners).
BUCS SMOKE PILOTS
Four walks and a grand slam propelled the Bucs to a fast start in their 8-1 romp over the Glacier Pilots in Friday’s late game at the annual Major League Baseball/Alaska Baseball League Showcase at Mulcahy Stadium.
The Bucs led 6-0 after a big first inning. Pilots starter Bernardo Flores walked two batters before getting the first out with a strikeout, and then walked two more to help bring in the Bucs’ first run. That brought up Evan Powell, who blasted a grand slam for a 5-0 lead. After getting the second out, Flores gave up two more hits and allowed a sixth run to score on a wild pitch.
The game was one of three Friday at Mulcahy, where a number of MLB scouts gathered to check out this season’s talent in the ABL.
CHUGIAK WINS AGAIN
Chugiak rolled to its fourth straight win by stopping the Peninsula Oilers 7-4 at Mulcahy.
Mark Lindsay sparked the Chinooks with four RBIs, an effort highlighted by a two-run single in the fifth inning, which Chugiak put up four runs. Lindsay had two hits and Jonathan Popadics had three.
Jake Sandlin led the Oilers with three hits.
LATE RUN LIFTS PANNERS
A two-out, unearned run in the top of the final inning carried the Goldpanners to a 2-1 win over the Mat-Su Miners at Mulcahy.
Jacob Hayes reached second base with a single and an error by shortstop Terence Connelly and scored from there on Mike Wieland’s double.
Three Mat-Su pitchers combined for five no-hit, shutout innings but Matthew Decker, the fourth pitcher, was touched for three hits in two innings and was burned by the error.