FAIRBANKS — All good things come to an end on the baseball diamond as the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks found out Thursday night at Growden Memorial Park.
The Goldpanners saw their nine-game winning streak come to an end as the Bucs rolled to a 10-0 Alaska Baseball League victory to salvage the final game of a four-game series.
The Goldpanners beat the Bucs 8-4 on Tuesday night and Fairbanks swept a doubleheader on Wednesday night, 4-0 and 10-7.
In other games Thursday night, the Chugiak Chinooks rolled to a 17-2 triumph against the Anchorage Glacier Pilots and the Peninsula Oilers of Kenai downed the Mat-Su Miners 3-1 in 11 innings.
With the win against the Goldpanners, the Bucs moved back into first place in the ABL standings, with the Miners a half-game back. The Goldpanners and Glacier Pilots are 1 1/2 games off the pace.
The Goldpanners open a three-game series against the Peninsula Oilers at 7 tonight at Growden. The two teams meet against at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Goldpanners couldn’t generate much offense against four Anchorage pitchers on a smoky Thursday night in the Golden Heart City.
Right fielder Chance Abrath was the only Goldpanner with two hits. All six Fairbanks hits were singles.
Meanwhile the Bucs pounded four Goldpanner pitchers for 13 hits, three of which went for extra bases.
The Bucs scored twice in the second inning and that was all they needed. Anchorage added a single run in the fourth, three more in the sixth, one in the seventh and three in the eighth to completed the scoring.
The Anchorage Bucs are in sole possession of first place thanks to Thursday's 10-0 thumping of the Fairbanks Goldpanners in Fairbanks.
Michael Strentz homered for the fifth time this season, David Andriese slugged a two-run triple and Chase Compton drove in three runs for the Bucs.
The Bucs outhit Fairbanks 13-6 and got hits from seven players.
Pitcher Kenny Smith scattered five hits and struck out three over six innings for the victory.