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Oilers weekend wrap

Posted: July 20, 2013 - 10:01pm

The Anchorage Bucs defeated the Peninsula Oilers 5-3 on Friday in the opening game of the Scouts Showcase at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage, then tied the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks 2-2 in Saturday’s game.

Scouts Showcase games do not count in the Alaska Baseball League standings. In the Scouts Showcase, each ABL team plays a seven-inning game Friday and Saturday, solely for the purpose of showcasing talent for Major League Baseball scouts.

There also are no extra-inning games in the showcase, and that’s why the Oilers and Panners tied Saturday. The Panners also played to a scoreless tie with the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Friday.

In Friday’s game, the Oilers had an early lead before the Bucs stormed back with five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take control.

All the runs were charged to Travis Barnes, who took the loss. He gave up five runs — four earned — on five hits while striking out one in two innings of work.

Also for the Oilers on the mound, Sam Moore threw two scoreless and hitless innings, Brandon Warner had two scoreless innings and Turner Clouse threw a scoreless inning.

Dillon Dobson and Jake Alvarez led the Oilers on offense. Dobson was 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI, while Alvarez went 2 for 3 and scored a run.

Michael Hoo had the other hit for the Oilers. Brody Greer and AJ Ramirez added an RBI apiece.

In Saturday’s game, the Oilers took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning on a two-run single by Andre Mercurio, back in the lineup after recovering from a shoulder injury.

Oilers reliever Greer then had some tough luck in the bottom of the seventh inning, allowing the Panners to tie the game.

The Panners loaded the bases with no outs after three singles — two of which were blooped to the outfield.

Oilers catcher Mike Wieland — playing for the Panners because the Panners’ catcher was injured — then hit a grounder back to Greer.

Greer threw home to Adam Sonabend, but he dropped the ball, allowing the Panners to cut the lead to 2-1. Casey Munoz then hit into a double play to tie the game, before Greer got the final out of the game on a comebacker.

Both of Greer’s runs were unearned.

Throwing scoreless innings for the Oilers were Logan McAnallen, AJ Quintero, Billy Strode, Cody Repenning, Colby Blueberg and Dylan Silva.

Mercurio had two hits for the Oilers, while Ramirez and Hoo had the other two hits and scored the two runs.

All-Star Game, Home Run Derby set for today

The Alaska Communications/State Farm All-Star Game and the State Farm Alaska Baseball League Home Run Derby will be held Sunday at Mulcahy Field.

The derby is at 1 p.m., while the All-Star Game starts at 4 p.m.

After a high home run year last season, there have been few dingers in the ABL this year. The Goldpanners’ David Edwards, with four, and the Miners’ Christin Stewart, with 3, lead the league coming into the derby.

The Oilers will be represented by Dillon Dobson and Taylor Tempel. Neither has homered in league play, just like seven of the 14 derby participants.

In the All-Star Game, the Oilers will join with the Bucs and Glacier Pilots to form the South squad, coached by Bucs coach Tony Cappuccilli. The North squad, coached by Ben Taylor of the Miners, will be the Miners, Goldpanners and Chinooks.

The Oilers have 10 All-Stars. In the field are catcher Mike Wieland, utility player AJ Ramirez, first baseman Dobson, outfielder Andre Mercurio and infielder Jake Alvarez.

Oilers pitchers on the team are AJ Quintero, GJ Strauss, Michael Coates, Logan McAnallen and Travis Barnes.

Friday

Bucs 5, Oilers 3

Oilers AB R H BI Bucs AB R H BI

Tmpl cf 3 0 0 0 Lgfd 2b 3 1 2 0

Avrz 2b 3 1 2 0 Cwly cf 4 1 1 0

Wlnd c 3 0 0 0 Fgsn 1b 3 1 1 1

Dbsn 1b 3 2 2 1 Dhty dh 3 1 0 1

Grr dh 3 0 0 1 Adse rf 3 0 0 0

Rmrz rf 2 0 0 1 Wrd c 2 1 1 1

Oo-Br lf 3 0 0 0 Vlrs 3b 2 0 1 1

Hoo 3b 1 0 1 0 Gdly 3b 1 0 0 0

Hnt ss 2 0 0 0 Clbh ss 2 0 0 1

---- -- -- -- -- Lrds ss 1 0 0 0

---- -- -- -- -- Clk lf 3 0 0 0

Totals 23 3 5 3 Totals 27 5 6 5

Oilers 010 200 0 —3

Bucs 000 500 0 —5

2B — Vallieres. 3B — Dobson. SF — Ramirez. SB — Dobson, Langford. CS — Hoo. LOB — Oilers 1, Bucs 4. DP — Bucs 1.

IP H R ER BB SO

Oilers

Moore 2 0 0 0 0 1

Barnes, L 2 5 5 4 0 1

Warner 2 1 0 0 1 1

Clouse 1 0 0 0 0 1

Bucs

Boes 1 0 0 0 0 2

Renfro 1 1 1 1 0 0

Herd 1 0 0 0 1 0

Michalec, W 2 3 2 2 0 1

Copping 1 1 0 0 0 0

Stone 1 0 0 0 0 1

PB — Ward. HBP — by Clouse (Langford, Ferguson).

Saturday

Panners 2, Oilers 2

Oilers AB R H BI Panners AB R H BI

Mcio cf 3 0 2 2 Ftcr ss 3 0 1 0

Pdft ss 3 0 0 0 Rgnr ph 0 0 0 0

Dbsn 3b 3 0 0 0 Cy-Lb lf 4 0 1 0

Snbd c 3 0 0 0 Ewds dh 3 0 0 0

Hlms 1b 3 1 0 0 Ctlo cf 3 0 0 0

Clse rf 3 0 0 0 Mdws 1b 3 1 1 0

Rmrz 2b 3 1 1 0 Rbwz 2b 3 1 1 0

Hoo dh 2 0 1 0 Abth 3b 3 0 1 0

Tmpl lf 3 0 0 0 Wlnd c 3 0 2 1

---- -- -- -- -- Mtrn rf 2 0 0 0

---- -- -- -- -- Mnz ph 1 0 0 0

Totals 26 2 4 2 Totals 28 2 7 1

Oilers 000 020 0 —2

Panners 000 000 2 —2

2B — Mercurio. SB — Fletcher 2, Cawley-Lamb. E — Dobson Meadows. LOB — Oilers 4, Goldpanners 7. DP — Oilers 1.

IP H R ER BB SO

Oilers

McAnallen 1 1 0 0 0 3

Quintero 1 1 0 0 0 1

Strode 1 0 0 0 0 1

Repenning 1 0 0 0 0 0

Blueberg 1 1 0 0 0 1

Silva 1 1 0 0 0 0

Greer 1 3 2 0 1 0

Panners

Bennett 2 0 0 0 0 1

Milke 2 1 0 0 0 2

Kaufman 1 1-3 1 2 0 1 2

Buehler 2-3 1 0 0 0 1

Soderlund 1 1 0 0 0 0

WP — Kaufman.

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