There's a diamond carved into the rough of the Kenai Peninsula -- it's called Coral Seymour Memorial Park, and it's home to the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League. The Oilers will be back to defend their two consecutive ABL titles and to make another run at a National Baseball Congress World Series crown. The Oilers were runners-up at last season's NBC tourney and have won the competition three times -- 1977, 1993 and 1994.
The Oilers open the season with an exhibition game against the American Legion Post 20 Twins, kicking off a 12-game homestand.
Gary Adcock, the pitching coach at Purdue University, will be back at the helm to manage the club, and he'll reap the benefits of having several returnees from 1999's ABL championship squad.
The Oilers will have some new competition for the league title this season. In addition to the Anchorage Bucs, Anchor-age Glacier Pilots, Mat-Su Miners and Alaska Goldpan-ners of Fairbanks, the Oilers will face the Hawaii Island Movers in a seven-game series in Honolulu.
Ticket prices are $2 for general admission and $5 to sit in the covered section behind home plate. Senior and student discounts are available, as are special discount packages and season tickets.
For more information, contact the Oilers at 283-7133 or stop by their office at the corner of Cook Avenue and Main Street in Kenai.
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