Monday's action in the Alaska Baseball League featured a huge momentum swing in the American Division, as the first place Alaska Goldpanners swept the second place Anchorage Bucs in a doubleheader to open up a two and a half game lead in the standings with less than a week to go in the regular season.
The Goldpanners prevailed in the opener, 2-1 in eight innings when Ryan Clark scored from second base on a pair of Bucs' throwing errors. Game one was a tight defensive duel, with the teams combining for only five hits. Clark finished 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.
In game two, the Panners held off the Bucs, 3-2, aided by a two-run home run from Jacob Hayes. Grant Palmer went 3 for 4 to lead the Bucs.
In other ABL action, the Miners hammered the Chinooks, 12-1 to reduce their magic number to two for clinching the league's National Division. Mat-Su scored five times in both the second and fifth innings.
In Kenai, the Glacier Pilots snapped their 10-game skid, scoring five times in the top of the ninth to beat the Oilers, 9-4. Kevin Viers had two hits and drove in three runs.