The Peninsula Oilers rebounded from their first loss of the season to defeat the Southern California Running Birds 9-0 Tuesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.
Next up for the Oilers is the Beatrice, Neb., Bruins today at 7 p.m.
Against the Running Birds, starting pitcher Mike Koons went seven innings, allowing four hits and striking out four. Koons threw just 80 pitches and did not issue a walk.
David Miller pitched two innings in relief, giving up one hit and striking out two. Miller also did not walk a batter.
The Oilers put three runs on the board in the bottom of the second inning as Daniel Boyle drove in a run on a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded, and Brian Hickman drove in two more with a single.
The Oilers added two more runs in the fifth inning on RBI singles from Chance Gerloff and David Newby, and two more in the seventh on RBI singles from Newby and Kip Masuda. Jordan Opdyke drove in a pair of runs with his single in the eighth.
Hickman finished the game 3-for-4 with two runs batted in and Newby went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI.
Notes: Matt Inouye, a catcher for the 2005 Oilers, was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft last week. Inouye, from the University of Hawaii, was taken in the 21st round with the 645th overall pick.
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Fujiwara, Fenwick (5), Jordan (7) and Pelczynski; Koons, Miller (8) and Masuda. W Koons (1-0). L Fujiwara. 2B Running Birds, Sigmund; Oilers, Gerloff.
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