Colby Blueberg and Kyle Hunt from the University of Nevada, Reno, have signed with the Peninsula Oilers for the 2013 season.
Blueberg, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound sophomore right-handed pitcher, managed a 5.02 ERA in 22 appearances in 2012. He pitched 23 innings and gave up 19 hits. Blueberg had 23 strikeouts and only 10 base on balls. In high school, he earned three varsity letters in baseball at Carson High School in Carson City, Nev., two letters in football and one in track and field. Blueberg also was awarded First-team All High Desert League as a pitcher in 2011 as well as a second-team infielder. He led the High Desert League in home runs in 2011 as well.
Hunt, a 5-11, 180-pound sophomore infielder, hit .246 in 54 games for the Wolf Pack in 2012. He had 167 plate appearances with a .385 on base percentage. Hunt finished 2012 with eight doubles, two triples and one home run. He wrapped up the season with a .956 fielding percentage. In high school, Hunt earned three varsity letters at Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, Calif., for head coach Bob Zamora. He was a part of a 2009 California Interscholastic Federation championship team and boasts a career .330 average. At this time, Kyle is projected to be the shortstop for the Oilers in 2013.
Oilers Corner is submitted by James Clark, the general manager for the Alaska Baseball League team.