Navy wins ABL All-Star Game
The Navy team defeated the Gold team 4-3 on Sunday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage to win the first Alaska Baseball League All-Star Game.
The Gold team went into the top of the ninth inning with a 3-1 lead, but Blue rallied against Athletes in Action pitcher Ben Heller.
Blue loaded the bases, then Oilers third baseman Patrick Wisdom walked to score Oilers catcher Ryan McChesney.
Buck infielder Cael Brockmeyer, who was named the player of the game, then singled to score Oilers infielder Chris Mallory. Oilers outfielder Tanner Rust kept the game tied at 3 by gunning down Fire infielder Cole Bullard at the plate.
Wisdom then scored the winning run on a wild pitch by Heller. The game, which was already over four hours old due to rain delays, was then called due to rain.
The Oilers had 14 players in the game, so Peninsula players played a big part in the outcome.
Gabriel Asakura of the Oilers got the start for the Gold team and pitched a scoreless inning. Jordan Mills (Navy), Brandon Kizer (Gold) and Reese McGraw (Gold) also had scoreless innings for the Oilers.
Oilers infielder Troy Channing provided offense for the Gold squad, with all three RBIs. He had a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth inning, then singled to score Rust and Bucs infielder Jacob Valdez in the seventh inning.
The single came against Oilers pitcher Mark Winkelman, who gave up two runs in one inning of work. Valdez was running for Oilers infielder Mike Miller, who was hit by a pitch in the knee by Winkelman and left the game.
Cameron McVey also pitched for the Gold squad and yielded a run.
The State Farm Home Run Derby was won earlier in the day by Adam Martin of the Mat-Su Miners.
The Oilers get back into league play today with a 7 p.m. game against the Anchorage Glacier Pilots at Mulcahy Stadium.
The Oilers lead the league with a 15-7 record. The Bucs are three games back at 13-11, the Mat-Su Miners are 4 1-2 games back at 12-13, the Pilots are 5 1-2 games back at 12-15 and AIA is seven games back at 10-16.