THURSDAY IN THE ABL
6 p.m. — Anchorage Glacier Pilots at Chugiak Chinooks, French Field
6 p.m. — Fairbanks Goldpanners at Peninsula Oilers, Seymour Park
7 p.m. — Mat-Su Miners at Anchorage Bucs, Mulcahy Stadium
AROUND THE HORN
PANNERS, MINERS SPLIT
Mat-Su Miners left-hander Tyler Stubblefield stifled the visiting Fairbanks Goldpanners, 1-0, in the opener of an Alaska Baseball League double-header Tuesday, when the Goldpanners roared back for a 10-1 win in the nightcap at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer.
Stubblefield (5-0) went the full seven innings, allowed four hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out 11 in reducing his earned-run average to 1.05. Terrence Connelly's RBI double with two out in the sixth inning was all the support Stubblefield required.
The Goldpanners, who are 17-7 in league games and top the six-team circuit in winning percentage (.708), blew open the nightcap with a five-run first inning that included Jacob Hayes' two-run home run, his eighth homer of the summer. He went 3 for 4 and drove in four runs. Tanner Pinkston went 2 for 2 for Fairbanks and drove in two runs.
PILOTS, OILERS SPLIT
The Peninsula Oilers racked a 4-1 seven-inning victory over the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Tuesday before the visitors bagged a 2-1 seven-inning win in the nightcap at Seymour Park in Kenai.
The Oilers used a three-run fifth inning in the opener to support Tyler Gibson (4-0).
Pilots starter Henry Faucheux (3-2) pitched a complete-game three-hitter in the second game to lower his ERA to 1.73.
CHINOOKS BOMB BUCS
The Chugiak Chinooks reeled off seven straight hits to start the bottom of the third inning Tuesday, when they ripped nine hits and scored seven runs on the way to a 10-3 victory over the visiting Anchorage Bucs at French Field in Chugiak.
William Arendt and Steven Karkenny each drove in two runs for Chugiak.