The Peninsula Oilers secured a dramatic 9-3 Alaska Baseball League victory over the Anchorage Bucs after 14 innings Wednesday night at Mulcahy Field.
The Oilers (11-8) increased their lead in the ABL American League to 3 1-2 games over the Bucs (7-11).
The go-ahead run was spurred by a sacrifice bunt by Ted Boeke that scored Alex Seifert to put the Oilers up 4-3. The run was helped by a throwing error by Bucs pitcher Reagan Bazar. Three more runs were scored on a double by Jimmy Galusky, who then scored on a single by Blake Wilfong.
The game was marred by a fight in the top of the 14th inning that cleared out the dugouts from both squads.
After being ejected by the head umpire for arguing a call at first base, Bucs coach Mike Grahovac returned to the field to confront Oilers coach Kevin Griffin, and the two coaches got into a brief altercation with each other, with Grahovic attempting a punch. The melee was quickly quelled by players and officials. The Oilers proceeded to score six runs following the incident.
In the top of the third, Boeke blasted his third home run of the summer with a blast to center field.
James Fowlkes tied the game up at 3-3 at the top of the ninth with a fly ball to center field that brought home Galusky.