The Anchorage Glacier Pilots clinched the ABL title on Wednesday, but not the way they intended.
With their magic number for assuring at least a tie for the league championship down to just one, the Pilots were a strike away from defeating the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks, only to watch the lead slip away on Kristopher Kwak's two-out, game-tying single in the top of the ninth. The Chinooks went ahead with three runs in the 10th to steal the victory.
The loss dropped the Pilots to 23 and 12 in the ABL, but the team still clinched after the second place Oilers fell in 10 innings to the Goldpanners, 4-3. Peninsula is four and half games behind the Pilots at 19 and 17, and only has four games to play.