Glacier Pilots Shut Out Chinooks at Mulcahy


ANCHORAGE – The Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks fell in a 10-0 shutout on Sunday at Mulcahy Field, making them 2-6 on the season against the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. With the loss, the Fish now stand at 6-19 on the year, while the Pilots improved to 19-7.

Xavier right hander Dan Przeniczny (0-4) surrendered five base hits over his six innings of work, while striking out three and walking three more. Hillsdale College’s Shane Armstrong was on the wrong end of five runs in his only frame on the hill, but Kyle Conkle (North Alabama) overcame a single hit to record a scoreless eighth inning.

Pilot starter Cameron Pongs (5-1) pitched one of his strongest outings of the year, allowing just three hits over 6.1 innings. He issued just one free pass while striking out eight before turning things over to his bullpen. Tyler Fox gave up just one hit over the next 1.2 frames before Taylor Kaczmarek struck out two in the top of the ninth.

Individually, Steven Pollex (Westmont) was the only Chinook hitter with a multi-hit game and extended his hitting streak to eight games. Jonathan Popadics (The Master’s), Mark Lindsay (San Francisco State) and Griffith Roark (Oklahoma State) each added a base hit to give the team a total of five for the evening.

Anchorage’s Clayton Taylor regained the ABL’s lead in home runs (6) when he hit his fifth in the sixth inning, while teammate Nikko Saenz remains right on his heels. Kevin Viers stroked four base hits, including three for extra bases, whileTrevor Podratz lined his first deep ball of the season, and JJ Wagner drove in a pair of runs, as well. All nine Glacier Pilots recorded at list one hit, while six found more than one.

The Glacier Pilots are off on Tuesday, but the Chinooks return to Mulcahy Field with a different outcome in mind. First pitch against the Anchorage Bucs is slated for 7:00 pm.