Oilers notch nonleague win

Posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Peninsula Oilers got back on the winning track with a nonleague 4-0 victory over the Heroes of the Diamond on Monday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

The Heroes of the Diamond is a group of military personnel that tours the globe playing baseball. The group is currently on a nine-game swing through Alaska.

They will play three games here, with dates tonight and Wednesday at 7 p.m.

After getting swept by the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks on Sunday in a doubleheader, the Oilers shut out the Heroes to improve to 5-2 overall. Geoff Broussard pitched the first five innings for the Oilers, giving up the Heroes' lone two hits. Andrew Bradshaw pitched three innings, while Kyle Barraclough pitched the ninth inning.

On offense, the Oilers got on the board in the second inning with two runs against Heroes starter and loser Joe Inzone. Davis Page singled to score Jeff Popick, then scored on an error.

In the fourth inning, the Oilers got to Inzone for two more runs. Standford's Stephen Piscotty, in his first game with the club, had a double to score Joe Kohan and Page.

The Oilers finished up the scoring in the seventh inning against reliever Geo Martinez, when Nathan Theunissen singled to score Piscotty.

Piscotty went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run in his debut. Davis Page also had multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Theunissen also finished 2-for-4.

After collecting just one hit in the final six innings against the Goldpanners on Sunday, the Oilers banged out 10 hits on Monday.

The two hits from the Heroes came from Harry Santos and Matt Powell.

Broussard, who is from Cal Poly Pomona, also was making his debut with the club.

The two teams were able to battle through a steady, though light, rain that persisted through most of the game.

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