Oilers come back to top Chinooks

The visiting Peninsula Oilers stormed back to top the Chugiak Chinooks 15-7 on Monday at Loretta French Field.

The Oilers snapped a three-game losing streak with the win. They also moved to 2-3 in the Alaska Baseball League, 3 1-2 games behind the front-running Anchorage Bucs.

The Chinooks fell to 1-10.

The Oilers stay on the road to face the Anchorage Glacier Pilots today at 7 p.m.

The Oilers fell into a 7-2 hole in Monday’s game after Brandon Warner ran into all kinds of trouble in the sixth inning. Warner came on in the sixth and gave up five runs in just two-thirds of an inning.

Travis Barnes came on to record the final out for the Oilers in the sixth. He was then removed after one out in the seventh due to situational baseball.

Thanks to the Oilers bats, the short night was enough to earn Barnes the victory.

Peninsula scored six runs in the seventh, four runs in the eighth and three runs in the ninth to make a winner out of Barnes.

Colby Blueberg shut the Chinooks out in the seventh and eighth, while Brody Greer kept Chugiak off the board in the ninth.

Mike Wieland and David Olmedo-Barrera had the big sticks for the Oilers.

In the fourth inning, Wieland hit the Oilers’ first league home run of the year — a solo shot. Wieland also doubled twice and walked once.

Olmedo-Barrera had three singles and was also hit by a pitch to reach four times.

Both teams had 14 hits in the game.

The Oilers also came out of the game with a few injury issues. Andre Mercurio was slated to be in the leadoff slot, but was scratched before the game due to a sore shoulder. Taylor Tempel was moved into the leadoff spot and was removed from the game after fouling a ball off his leg.


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