Reilly to return to Oilers
Chris Reilly has signed to return to the Peninsula Oilers for the 2002 season.
The 6-foot-7 right-hander led the 2001 Oilers pitching staff in innings pitched, strikeouts and games started. A junior from Bound Brook, N.J., Reilly transferred this fall to Oklahoma State University where he is majoring in general business. The Cowboys are ranked in the top 10 in most preseason college baseball polls.
Brooks Badeaux (Oilers 1995) spent the 2001 season with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' Triple A farm team at Orlando. The infielder batted .249 in 127 games.
Corey Hart and Jake Thrower, teammates with the Oilers in 1996, continue their moves through the minor leagues. Hart split time with Kansas City Royals affiliates the Double A Wichita Wranglers and Single A Wilmington Blue Sox, hitting a combined .279. Hart, an infielder, also appeared in three games as a relief pitcher and was unscored upon.
Thrower, an infielder in the San Diego Padres organization, hit a combined .259 with the Triple A Portland Beavers and Double A Mobile Bay Bears.
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