Oilers top Senators

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2006

The Peninsula Oilers ended up a long day by completing a three-game sweep over the Stockton, Calif., Senators on Sunday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.

The game was originally scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, but the start was moved back to 7 p.m. due to some showers in the afternoon.

The teams then engaged in a game that took three hours and 16 minutes and was won 8-7 by the Oilers.

The game was dramatic thanks to seven errors by the Oilers. Of all the runs scored by the Senators, only two were earned.

Jordan Meaker got the start for the Oilers and yielded three hits and four runs, only one of which was earned. Meaker struck out five.

Ryan Tatusko pitched five innings in relief and gave up four hits and three unearned runs. Tatusko struck out eight.

With the Oilers holding an 8-6 lead in the top of the ninth inning, Chuck Rider took the hill. Rider allowed a single to John Fugazi, then Fugazi came all the way around to score on a single by Jeff Giacomini. The Senators eventually loaded the bases with two outs, but Rider got Travis Thompson to ground out.

On offense, Chris Nelson had four RBIs for the Oilers, while Jordan Opdyke had three runs and Daniel Boyle had two runs.

The Oilers play the Southern California Running Birds today at Coral Seymour Memorial Park at 7 p.m.

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