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Oilers top Sandblasters, move to 6-0

Head coach Thomas leaves team, assistant Boyle moves up into top slot

Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2007

New head coach, same Oilers.

The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Three Rivers (Ore.) Sandblasters 13-4 on Monday to improve their record to 6-0 overall.

The team also announced that head coach Aric Thomas has stepped down for personal reasons. Former assistant Daniel Boyle will move up to the head coach’s slot, while Sam Peraza, who is on Thomas’ staff at Eastern Oklahoma State College, will be joining the team as an assistant coach.

The move did not affect the team on Monday. Just as the Oilers had on Friday, the team fell behind early when the Sandblasters got to starter and winner Chance Deason for a pair of runs in the bottom of the first. The runs were unearned due to an error by first baseman Steve Goins.

Peninsula responded in the bottom of the inning against Three Rivers starter and loser Scott Jacobson, who actually will be joining the Oilers when Three Rivers concludes its trip through Alaska. The Oilers pounded out four hits in the inning and took advantage of an error by Sandblasters third baseman Eddie Crow to score four runs.

The four runs came from the Nos. 2 through 5 positions in the order, a quartet that would go on to have a monstrous offensive evening. Adam Younger was 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs, Michael Dabbs was 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs, Toby Davis was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs and Steve Goins was 3-for-5 with a run and two RBIs. No. 8 hitter Juan Martinez also was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs for the Oilers, while Robert Lundy added two hits. In all, the Oilers touched up Sandblasters pitchers for 16 hits.

That part of the order would continue to click in the bottom of the second, when Younger and Dabbs scored for a 6-2 lead.

Oilers pitchers settled in after the first inning, giving up just two hits and two runs the rest of the way. Deason pitched three innings while John Dunn had two innings of scoreless relief and Joey Haug and Shaun Isaacs each had one inning of scoreless relief. Chuck Rider gave up two runs — one earned — in two innings of work while also yielding a hit.

The Oilers broke the game wide open in the bottom of the fifth by sending 10 batters to the plate and collecting five runs on five hits. The big blow in the inning was a two-RBI triple by Dabbs, who also had a double on the evening.

The Oilers will face Three Rivers at 7 p.m. tonight at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.

OILERS 13, SANDBLASTERS 4

Sand AB R H BI Oilers AB R H BI

Deutschman 1b 4 0 1 0 Buss cf 6 0 0 1

Flaskerud ss 3 1 0 1 Younger ss 5 3 3 2

Anderson lf 4 1 1 0 Dabbs rf 5 3 3 2

Jacobson p 4 1 2 1 Davis 3b 4 2 2 2

Crow 3b 4 0 0 1 Goins 1b 5 1 3 2

Rainwater 3b 2 0 0 0 Pattrson dh 4 0 0 1

Jarvis 3b 1 0 0 0 Lundy lf 5 1 2 0

Mais cf 3 0 0 1 Martinez 2b 4 2 2 2

Davidson 2b 2 0 0 0 Price c 5 1 1 0

Bond 2b 1 0 0 0 ---- -- -- -- --

Ottemiller c 2 0 0 0 ---- -- -- -- --

Loxog c 1 1 0 0 ---- -- -- -- --

Totals 31 4 4 4 Totals 43 13 16 12

Three Rivers 200 000 110 —4

Oilers 420 051 10X —13

E — Flaskerud, Jacobson, Crow, Goins, Martinez. DP — Oilers 1. LOB — Sandblasters 2, Oilers 12. 2B — Jacobson, Dabbs. 3B — Dabbs. SB — Dabbs 2, Lundy. S — Dabbs. SF — Flaskerud.

IP H R ER BB SO

Sandblasters

Jacobson, L 1 2-3 5 6 2 2 0

Grieve 3 1-3 7 5 5 2 2

Buche 2 2-3 3 2 2 2 0

McClaughry 2-3 0 0 0 0 0

Nyleen 2-3 1 0 0 0 0

Oilers

Deason, W 3 3 2 0 0 0

Dunn 2 0 0 0 0 2

Haug 1 0 0 0 0 0

Rider 2 1 2 1 1 0

Isaacs 1 0 0 0 0 1

WP — Rider.



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