Despite committing two errors during the game, the Anchorage Bucs managed to come back from down 2-0 in the first inning to pull out a win against the Chugiak Chinooks Monday night.
The Chinooks struck first, scoring two runs in the top of the first, but it was the Bucs battling back with one run in each of the second, fourth, and sixth innings. Good Bucs pitching held the Chinooks scoreless after the first inning — five combined strikeouts for the Anchorage pitchers. Joie Dunyon picked up his first win of the season, going four innings, allowing three hits and striking out two batters.
Devon Stewart had one strikeout in one inning pitched, but it was the strikeout of the game with the bases loaded for the Chinooks in the top of the ninth. Steven Karkenny went up to bat with a hit already under his belt for the game. But it was Stewart with the strikeout to end the game, 3-2.
The Bucs are now 18-10 on the season and own a 11-7 conference record, putting them two games ahead of the Peninsula Oilers and Alaska Goldpanners. Their next game is Tuesday night at 7 p.m. against the Glacier Pilots at Mulcahy Stadium.