Tuesday Night Baseball Round-up
A double-header at Mulcahy for the "Battle of Anchorage"; Plus, Legion baseball games across the city highlighted a beautiful Tuesday evening in the sports world.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska--Tuesday afternoon and evening in Midtown's Mulcahy Stadium proved that there's more than one way to skin a cat.
Why? The Anchorage Glacier Pilots and Anchorage Bucs squared away for a series ending double-header. The output of the games featured similar results, but the outcome flip-flopped.
In game one, the Bucs Lawton Langford reached base to open the game, and later scored to give the undefeated Bucs a 1-0 advantage.
However, it was a two-run fifth inning that added insult to injury as the winless on the season Glacier Pilots rallied for two runs to take a 3-1 lead.
FINAL (Game 1): Glacier Pilots 3, Bucs 1
As for game two, the hot weather provided a good environment for a pitchers duel. The Bucs Brennan Henry pitched four innings of one-hit ball, while striking out four batters.
His counterpart, Josh Merrill, would pick up the loss for the Pilots as he allowed three runs on one hit. Those three runs all coming off the bat of Michael Strentz, a two-run homer.
Henry picks up the win as the Bucs hold their nemesis to a lone run in the contest.
FINAL (Game 2): Bucs 3, Glacier Pilots 1
In other Alaska Baseball League action, the Fairbanks Goldpanners tallied five runs including three in the fifth inning to help boost the league's northern-most team to a close win over the Chugiak Chinooks.
The Goldpanners Jim Sinatro went 3 for 5 in the contest as he tallied an RBI and a run scored.
FINAL: Fairbanks Goldpanners 5, Chugiak Chinooks 4
To Legion ball, where the Dimond Post is holding onto a first place lead with a record of 4-4 overall. Tuesday's contest would pit them against the Wasilla "Road Warriors" (3-0, overall).
Wasilla would jump out to a lead, and would put the pedal to the metal, as they rack up 15 runs to defeat the Legion's number-one ranked team, 15-3.
FINAL (Legion Baseball): Wasilla 15, Dimond 3
And to the surprise of the night--the West Eagles entered into Tuesday's game winless in conference play. That would all change as the Eagles rallied for 13 runs offensively.
John Gutsch pitched a marvelous 7 innings on the mound, and scattered four strikeouts in his team's win. West has now won two games in the Legion league this season.
FINAL (Legion Baseball): West 13, South 10
12:30pm--Kenai vs. Chugiak, Oberg Field,
6:30pm--East vs. South, Taylar Young Field
6:30pm--Service vs. Bartlett, Chad Bax Field
7pm--Fairbanks Golpanners vs. Anchorage Bucs, Mulcahy Stadium