Chinooks Come Back To Win 4th Straight in Scout’s Showcase

Box Score ANCHORAGE – Friday afternoon gave the Chinooks an opportunity to impress a handful of Major League scouts at Mulcahy Field as the Fish went on to win their fourth straight contest, beating the Oilers 7-4.

Jackson Cramer was impressive once again with a double and three runs scored just one night after plaguing the Peninsula Oilers pitching staff.  Jon Popadics exhibited his speed and power with a pair of doubles and an infield single while Mark Lindsay had a two-hit afternoon and drove in a game high four runs.

Lindsay not only helped out the pitching staff for the Chinooks by knocking in plenty of runs, but also caught an excellent game.  He threw out a pair of would-be base stealers and caught all five pitchers that the ‘Nooks paraded in front of close to 20 scouts.  Michael Fairchild got the starting nod and went two innings followed by an inning from Steven Wagar.  Dan Przeniczny tossed two scoreless frames in route to getting to winning decision.  Tell Taylor allowed one run in his only innings, and Lance Phillips threw a scoreless seventh for his second save of the season.

The Oilers got their scoring in early and were led by Jake Sandlin who found base hits in the third, fifth, and seventh innings.  In the the second frame, the Oilers would get a run then added two more to break a 1-1 tie in the third.  Ethan McGill was the only other Oiler with more than one hit highlighted with a triple and eventually scored the fourth and final run of the game for the Oilers.

A big fifth inning sent nine batters from the Chugiak-Eagle River squad to the plate to led them to victory.  Popadics smacked his first double to deep left field and scored on a bases-loaded walk by Cramer.  James Nevant would get plunked in the left arm to bring home another runner when Lindsay came to the dish to bring around his third and fourth RBIs of the game.

A total of ten different pitchers gave up a combined 22 base hits.  Chinooks pitchers did not walk a single batter to follow up the staff’s first shutout of the season the night before.

The Chinooks will play the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in their second showcase game for the scouts on Saturday afternoon at Mulcahy Field.  First pitch is slated for 1 pm.