In-state players to join Oilers

Oilers Corner

Posted: Friday, February 16, 2007

Chuck Rider and Jim Pollack, two players with in-state ties, will again play with the Peninsula Oilers this summer.

Rider was a reliever for the Oilers in 2006 and will be in his third season with the Oilers. The 6-foot-1 Mesa State College senior appeared in nine games for the Oilers and recorded one save. Rider is a graduate of Anchorage’s Service High School. There, he was an all-conference third baseman and all-conference pitcher.

Pollack, a catcher, will be in his second season with the Oilers. He is a sophomore at Indian River Community College and was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2005. Pollack appeared in 18 games for the Oilers in 2006, throwing out 50 percent of base stealers. The former American Legion Twins player also had a 405-foot home run at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan. He is from Homer.

Oilers Corner is provided by Shawn Maltby, the general manager of the Alaska Baseball League Team.

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