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Goldpanners sweep Oilers in doubleheader

Posted: July 10, 2014 - 10:43pm

The Peninsula Oilers extended their losing streak to six games with a doubleheader sweep by the Alaska Goldpanners at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks Thursday evening, losing the first game 11-5 and the second 4-1. The loss drops the Oilers to 7-12 in the American League of the Alaska Baseball League.

The Goldpanners (9-5, 19-6), on the other hand, are currently riding a five-game win streak, and have also won 16 of their last 19 games, including exhibition matches.

With 35 runs scored in the first three games in the four-day series, the Panners have certainly proven they can hit. And the Oilers have been the unfortunate victims on the mound.

In the first game, the Oilers knocked out 14 base hits to the Panners’ 10, but the Oilers left eight men on base, compared to four for the Panners.

Drake Zarate came up big for the Oilers, hitting twice for a double and a home run for three RBIs. Alex Rubanowitz and AJ Hernandez each hit 3 for 3 for the day. For the Panners, Tanner Pinkston and Hunter Villanueva both belted a homer.

After scoring a run in the first inning, the Oilers found big trouble in the bottom of the second, when the Panners put up six runs. From there, the Panners scored at least one run in each of the remaining innings.

Nick Rogowski (1-2) started for the Oilers, pitching two innings and giving up six runs on five hits, two walks and two strikeouts. Chad Rieser went two innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on two hits, and Cody Richey got two innings on the hill, giving up two runs on three hits and zero walks.

Chasen Ford (3-1) got the win for the Panners, going five innings with only two walks, but giving up five runs on 10 hits.

The Oilers had a more difficult time getting hits in the second game. Jake Sandlin, Jordan Sanford and Zarate provided the only three hits for the Oilers, while the Panners had eight hits, led by Jacob Hayes and Brandon Caruso with two apiece. Cody Nulph and Vahn Bozoian both homered as well.

Scott Torrey managed to keep things scoreless on the mound for the first three innings, but the Panners finally broke through with two runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Torrey hit a batter, walked another, and Fairbanks scored on a two-RBI double from Ryan Clark in the bottom of the fourth.

Torrey (0-2) received the loss on the mound, pitching 4 2-3 innings and giving up four runs on eight hits, two walks and one strikeout. Jeff Paschke finished up the final 1 1-3 innings with one strikeout and zeros across the rest of the sheet.

Mike Benson (4-0) got the win for Fairbanks, going 5 1-3 innings and giving up one run on three hits, five walks and five strikeouts.

The Oilers scored their lone run in the sixth inning when Gabriel Munoz walked with the bases loaded, scoring Sanford.

The two squads will face each other once more today at 6 p.m. at Growden Park.

Panners 11, Oilers 5, 1st game

Oilers AB R H BI Panners AB R H BI

Sdln cf 4 1 1 0 Crso lf 4 1 1 0

Snfd lf 2 0 1 0 Hrst cf 3 2 1 0

Rbwz ss 3 0 3 1 Nlph ss 2 1 1 0

Jnes 3b 4 0 0 0 Hyes rf 3 1 1 2

Thmn c 4 1 1 0 Pksn 1b 3 1 2 2

Hrdz 2b 3 2 3 0 Plno dh 4 1 1 0

Zrte 1b 4 1 2 3 Wlnd c 2 1 0 0

Pske dh 3 0 1 0 Mdbg 2b 3 2 2 1

Rose rf 3 0 2 0 Vlna 3b 3 1 1 3

---- -- -- -- -- Clrk 3b 0 0 0 0

Totals 30 5 14 4 Totals 27 11 10 8

Oilers 100 103 0 —5

Panners 061 211 X —11

2B — Thurman, Zarate, Rose, Hayes. 3B — Mildenberg. HR — Zarate, Pinkston, Villanueva. SH — Sanford, Nulph. SB — Sanford, Caruso. E — Rubanowitz 2, Hurst. LOB — Oilers 8, Goldpanners 4. DP — Oilers 1, Panners 1.

IP H R ER BB SO

Oilers

Rogowski, L 2 5 6 6 2 2

Rieser 2 2 3 1 1 1

Richey 2 3 2 2 0 0

Goldpanners

Ford, W 5 10 5 4 2 2

Soderland 2 4 0 0 0 2

WP — Rieser. PB — Thurman. HB — Rogowski, Ford. T — 1:59.

Panners 4, Oilers 1, Game 2

Oilers AB R H BI Panners AB R H BI

Sdln cf 4 0 1 0 Crso lf 4 0 2 0

Snfd lf 4 1 1 0 Hrst cf 2 0 1 0

Rbwz 3b 3 0 0 0 Nlph ss 3 1 1 1

McGl 1b 1 0 0 0 Bzan dh 3 1 1 1

Hrdz 2b 1 0 0 0 Pksn 1b 2 1 0 0

Zrte dh 3 0 1 0 Hyes rf 3 1 2 0

Mnz c 2 0 0 1 Htng c 3 0 0 0

Jnes ss 3 0 0 0 Vlva 2b 2 0 0 0

Rose rf 2 0 0 0 Mdbg 2b 0 0 0 0

---- -- -- -- -- Clrk 3b 3 0 1 2

Totals 23 1 3 1 Totals 25 4 8 4

Oilers 000 001 0 —1

Panners 000 220 X —4

2B — Caruso, Clark. HR — Nulph, Bozoian. SB — Sanford, McGill, Caruso. CS — Rose. E — McGill, Hurst. LOB — Oilers 7, Goldpanners 6. DP — Oilers 1.

IP H R RBB SO

Oilers

Torrey, L 4 2-3 8 4 4 2 1

Paschke 1 1-3 0 0 0 0 1

Goldpanners

Benson, W 5 1-3 3 1 1 5 5

Barker, S 1 2-3 0 0 0 1 2

WP — Torrey. HB — Torrey.

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