Eight Chinooks make ABL All-Star team
Eight Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks earned a spot on the Alaska Baseball League All-Star team. Those included outfielders Collin Radack and Griffin Gum, infielders Tyler Krahn and Drew Turbrin, catcher Daniel Salters and pitchers Mike Jeffreys, Asa Johnson and Devin Stanton.
The Alaska Communications/State Farm ABL All-Star game at Mulcahy Stadium ended in a 2-2 tie, with just six combined hits between the South team (Peninsula Oilers, Anchorage Bucs and Anchorage Glacier Pilots) and the North team (Chinooks, Mat-Su Miners and Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks).
Oilers infielder Jake Alvarez earned MVP honors. Alvarez had both hits for the South team — a home run and a single — and scored a run.
Mat-Su’s Gio Brusa won the home run derby earlier Sunday.
Radack and Krahn both have a team-leading .277 batting average. Krahn also has 174 put outs in 25 game — the third most in the league — and a .995 fielding percentage.
Turbin and Salters both have perfect fielding percentages, and Gum is tied for third with 18 runs scored in 31 games.
Jeffreys has 30 strikeouts, the eighth-most in the league, just ahead of Stanton with 28 K’s. Johnson has a 3.13 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings pitched.
Prior to the home run derby and all-star game, the Chinooks played two games in the ABL Scout Showcase at Mulcahy. Chugiak-Eagle River dropped a 9-1 game Friday, July 19 to Mat-Su before losing 10-1 the following day to the Anchorage Bucs.
The Chinooks end their second season in Chugiak with three straight home games against the Bucs today (July 25) through Saturday, July 27 all at 6 p.m.
Chinooks, Panners split
The Chinooks (6-26) split a doubleheader against the visiting Goldpanners on Tuesday, July 23.
Johnson gave up just three hits and one run to help the Chinooks win the first game 3-1.
Gum went 2-for-2 and scored twice for the Chinooks.
The Panners earned a split with a 2-0 win in the second game. Nicholas Covello had the Chinooks’ only two hits.
Oilers 9, Chinooks 1
The Oilers cruised to a 9-1 win over the Chinooks on Monday, July 22 at Loretta French. Gum and Krahn each had a pair of hits for Chugiak-Eagle River.
Miners 8, Chinooks 1
Despite 10 hits, Chugiak-Eagle River only brought one run across the plate in an 8-1 loss to Mat-Su on July 17 at Loretta French Park.
Radack went 3-for-4 to lead the Chinooks, who also got a pair of hits from Gum, Ryan Shackelford and Covello.