07/07/12 - 8:44pm
Like many an Alaskan, Riley Heinzer and Josh Miller dropped it all in a minute’s notice to beat it north in search of a better opportunity.
Some staked their claim to gold. Others to an oil patch. Heinzer and Miller have staked out regular spots in the lineup for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League, one of the top summer collegiate circuits in the country.
Because of its cachet, the ABL is able to draw some of the country’s top college players — or at least commitments from the country’s top college players.