Oilers Corner

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2000

Oilers' Illini tearing up Big Ten

The 2000 Oilers team members from the University of Illinois have enjoyed great success during the college season to date.

Infielder Chris Basak recently was named Big Ten Player of the Week. The junior second baseman from Joliet, Ill., has a season batting average of .375 with seven doubles and a home run.

Illini teammate Luke Simmons has three home runs and a .279 average to date while splitting time between designated hitter and first base. Simmons is from Englewood, Colo.

The third member of the Illini/Oilers trio, junior right-handed pitcher Jason Anderson from Danville, Ill., has a 4-1 record with 30 strikeouts and one complete game in five starts.

During the offseason, 1994 Oilers assistant coach Bob Miller was named head coach for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. Miller presently is an assistant coach under former three-year Oiler head coach Sonny Galloway at Oral Roberts University.

The Oilers have updated their Web site. For tons of information, team and league schedules for the 2000 season and more, visit the Oilers on the World Wide Web at www.kenai.net/penoilbb or stop by the office on the corner of Cook and Main Streets in Kenai or call 283-7133.

Oilers Corner is submitted weekly during the offseason by Mike Baxter, Baseball Operations Manager for the Peninsula Oilers Alaska Baseball League team.

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