Mundell, Simcox, Steward lead Summer All-Americans

The Alaska Baseball League was well represented on Perfect Game’s 2013 Summer Collegiate Baseball All-Americans rankings, with Bucs pitcher Garrett Mundell joining Miners‘ offensive standouts AJ Simcox and Christin Stewart on the list for 2013. Tennessee slugger Christin Stewart led the way with first-team honors among outfielders; PG recognized him as an “offensive-oriented player” who […]

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Anchorage Considers New Stadium

Could the Bucs and Glacier Pilots be getting a new stadium? If planned upgrades to the Chester Creek Sports Complex, proposed in a 2013 Design Concept, go through, a new pad for the two Anchorage teams could be on the horizon. In 2006, local engineering firm USKH issued a report with Land Design North to […]

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7-26-13 Bucs at Chinooks Report

After a week of recuperating from the Scout’s Showcase, I set out to see the Anchorage Bucs take on the Chinooks in Chugiak. This one turned out to be a high-scoring affair, with a grand total of 20 hits, in which the Chinooks scored an upset victory over a formidable Bucs team. 70 degrees and […]

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Collins Booming in GCL

Former Anchorage Bucs outfielder Boomer Collins, who signed a free-agent minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays this spring, has proven himself a capable offensive force at the team’s Dunedin, Florida rookie-ball club. The Dallas Baptist University player came up to Alaska for the Bucs during the 2011 regular season, and then signed on […]

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7-19-13 Oilers at Bucs Game Report

During Friday of this year’s Scout Showcase, the Bucs and Oilers found themselves the meat in the middle of a baseball sandwich. The second game of the three-game event, this was another seven-inning exhibition meant to put some top players in front of the scouts from the big-league teams. The Bucs ended up taking this […]

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Meet the Bucs’ Andrew Boes

Andrew Boes is a righty hurler, heralding from Austin, Texas, where he pitched for Stephen F. Austin High School. He signed on with the nearby Texas State Bobcats and became a teammate of former Bucs hurler and recently-gone-pro alumnus Kyle Finnegan. From there, was sent to the Anchorage Bucs for the summer, and here he is.

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Brennan Henry Creates Nine Goose Eggs

With the Anchorage Bucs pinning their hopes for a strong showing in the opening game of the 2013 Mayor’s Cup tournament on him, lefty Brennan Henry did not fail to deliver. For nine solid innings Tuesday Henry stymied the Glacier Pilots’ batters and earned the complete-game win, shutting them out for a final score of […]

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7-2-13 Bucs at Miners Game Report

Tuesday, July 2nd I ventured out to Hermon Brothers Field for another look at the Anchorage Bucs and the Mat-Su Miners. The Bucs were visiting Mat-Su and, although I’d already seen both teams, this was my first opportunity to see them play against one another. The two clubs have been battling it out with the […]

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Panners halt Bucs, Miners gain ground

The last week in the Alaska Baseball League saw some significant changes in the standings, with the league tightening up overall as we approach the half-way mark. The Anchorage Bucs’ league winning streak ground to a halt as the Goldpanners surged in Fairbanks. Meanwhile, the Mat-Su Miners took advantage of their losses to move into […]

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6-23-13 Bucs at Pilots game report

Saturday night I was at the Glacier Pilots’ annual Summer Solstice Showdown. This season, they hosted their hometown rival Anchorage Bucs in a non-league late-night contest. The game started at 10pm; it was a cooler day that we’ve had lately in the Anchorage area and with the late start, game time temperatures were in the […]

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Shipley goes pro for $2.25 million

You read that right, ladies and gents. The kid we saw working on the mound for the amateur Anchorage Bucs the past two years just got a pay day that’s bigger than some of us will make in a lifetime. Braden Shipley has inked a professional contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks that includes a $2.25 […]

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Odds & Ends: Heat wave edition

How about this crazy weather we’re having? I tell you what, after the last two drizzly dank seasons, I am not complaining at all. I don’t want to hear any whining! This is baseball weather and it’s baseball season! Well, there have been a few events of note that haven’t warranted their own individual blog […]

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6-9-13 Bucs-Pilots DH report with photos

What a day for baseball! I don’t want to jinx it, but after the past two seasons of dreary wetness, the Alaska Baseball League is due for some sunshine. And we sure got it on Sunday. Game time weather was perfect: 74 degrees, a few scattered clouds, and a light breeze blowing in from right […]

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2013 Draft, Day 2 recap

Two of the three days of the MLB draft are in the books, and although the majority of the draft selections are yet to come on Day 3 when the clubs that compose Major League Baseball each try to stock their systems with another thirty prospects, the biggest amateur stars have been taken. Several Alaska […]

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Shipley & Judge go first round

As many expected and hoped, two former Alaska Baseball League players were selected in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft: Braden Shipley of the Bucs and Aaron Judge of the Pilots. Shipley, who played for the Bucs in both 2011 and 2012, was selected #15 overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The right-hander was […]

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