Oilers complete 3-game sweep

Peninsula’s pitching comes through again while Dabbs, Davis and Goins provide the offense

Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Peninsula Oilers completed a season-opening three-game sweep of the visiting California Bears with a 10-3 victory Wednesday night at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.

Following a 2-1 win on Monday and a 9-0 romp on Tuesday, the Oilers picked up right where they left off, pounding out 11 hits and dismantling the Bears pitching staff.

Michael Dabbs was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Toby Davis went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, Steve Goins added three RBIs, Robert Lundy was 3-for-5 and Adam Younger reached base twice for the Oilers (3-0), who open a two-game series with the Oceanside Waves at 7 p.m. tonight.

One day after facing a possible future Major Leaguer in pitcher Matt Thomson, who was recently drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays, the Bears had trouble with another future prospect.

Andre Lamontagne, a member of last season’s Oilers’ squad who was just drafted by the Chicago White Sox with the 987th pick in Friday’s Major League Baseball draft, stymied the Bears through four innings and 61 pitches.

He allowed no runs on two hits and two walks while fanning four, but left before being eligible for the win, which would have come after five complete innings.

The victory went to Joey Haug, who also gave up no runs on two hits over two innings. Shawn Isaacs relieved Haug in the seventh and allowed two runs on three hits and a walk.

Kevin Epperheimer then pitched a scoreless eighth inning while Chuck Rider, making his second appearance in as many days, allowed one run in the ninth.

The Oilers wasted no time jumping all over Bears’ starter Beau Morehead, lighting him up for six runs on four hits in the first two innings alone.

After Kyle Melton walked and Dabbs reached on an error, Davis doubled for an early 2-0 lead in the first.

Jeremiah Mejia led off the second with an infield single and Chad Price and Younger then reached on successive errors. Mejia made it 3-0 when he scampered home on a wild pitch and a subsequent single by Dabbs brought around Price and Younger for a commanding 5-0 lead.

The Oilers weren’t done there, though.

Another run crossed in the second inning when Goins reached on a fielder’s choice and the Oilers increased the lead to 7-0 in the third when Lundy scored on a single by Younger.

They tacked on three more in the bottom of the sixth on a double by Goins and an RBI single by Lundy.

Lamontagne retired the side in the first but got into trouble in the second when Matt Memeo singled and Matt Miller walked.

After both advanced to second and third on a wild pitch, Lamontagne fanned Billy McClane and Mike Nelson to end the threat.

Morehead took the loss for the Bears after surrendering a total of seven runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings.

But while the Oilers continued their recent string of success at the plate, they’re still leaving runners aboard.

After stranding 10 in Tuesday’s victory, they left 10 on again Wednesday.


Calif. 000 000 201 — 3 9 4

Pen. 241 003 00x — 10 11 1

Morehead, Komori (6), Bishop (8) and Memeo; Lamontagne, Haug (5), Isaacs (7), Epperheimer (8), Rider (9) and Price. W — Haug. L — Morehead. 2B — Peninsula: Davis, Lundy, Goins. LOB — California 11, Peninsula 10.

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