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Peninsula manages just three hits while committing two errors in league loss

Athletes in Action arms shut down Oilers

Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002

The Peninsula Oilers fell to 0-2 in the Alaska Baseball League Wednesday night with a 5-2 loss to Athletes in Action at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.

The conclusion of the three-game series will be at 7 p.m. today at Seymour Park.

The Oilers had only three hits in the contest, but meanwhile had two errors, to drop their record to 3-8 overall.

Combining to shut the Oilers down were Athletes in Action pitchers Eric Brauer and Ben Brockman. Brauer drew the start for AIA and pitched six innings, allowing just three hits and two runs -- one of which was earned -- while walking four and striking out two.

Brockman finished up the last three innings for AIA. Brockman gave up no runs and no hits while striking out three.

The Oilers got their runs in the first and fourth innings. Brian Wahlbrink gave the Oilers a 1-0 lead when he started the first with a double, stole second and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly from Andy Schutzenhofer.

In the fourth inning, Preston Griffin reached on an error then scored on a double by Mike Cox, who had two of the Oilers three hits.

Stephen Copeland picked up the loss for the Oilers despite a solid performance. Copeland pitched eight innings and gave up nine hits and three runs, one of which was earned. He also walked two and struck out four.

Cordell Perkins gave up two runs and three hits in an inning of relief for the Oilers.

Tuesday

AIA 5, OILERS 2

AIA AB R H BI Oilers AB R H BI

Rodland 2b 5 0 3 2 Wahlbrink cf 4 1 1 0

Strain dh 5 0 0 0 Griffin ss 4 1 0 0

Baggett 1b 4 0 1 0 Schtzhfr 1b 1 0 0 1

Marks c 5 0 2 0 Cox 3b 4 0 2 1

Bechtold rf 3 0 0 0 Underwood rf 3 0 0 0

Petru 3b 4 1 1 0 Schau lf 3 0 0 0

Wydner ss 4 0 2 0 Richie c 3 0 0 0

Deevers cf 4 2 2 1 Beale 2b 3 0 0 0

Thomas lf 4 2 1 0 Graziano dh 2 0 0 0

Totals 38 5 12 3 Totals 27 2 3 2

AIA 030 000 002 --5

Peninsula 100 100 000 --2

E -- Wydner, Cox, Beale. DP -- AIA 2, Peninsula 1. LOB -- Peninsula 4, AIA 8. 2B -- Wydner, Baggett, Deevers, Petru, Cox. 3B -- Deevers. SB -- Wydner, Thomas, Rodland, Wahlbrink, Graziano. SA -- Schutzenhofer. SF -- Schutzenhofer.

IP H R ER BB SO

Brauer, W 6 3 2 1 4 2

Brockman 3 0 0 0 0 3

Oilers

Copeland, L 8 9 3 1 2 4

Perkins 1 3 2 2 0 2

T -- 2:47. A -- 200.



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