AIA completes clean sweep of Oilers

Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2002

Sometimes, after a couple of hard days, one just needs a day off. The Oilers will get that today and try to figure out a way to rebound from a tough start in the Alaska Baseball League.

Peninsula dropped a 9-3 decision to Athletes in Action Wednesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. The contest completed a three-game sweep in which AIA outscored Peninsula 31-8.

The Oilers, who are now 0-3 in the ABL and 3-9 overall, lost their fourth straight game. After a day off, Peninsula will travel to play the Anchorage Glacier Pilots Friday at 7 p.m.

AIA, meanwhile, is riding high in the ABL. AIA is now 3-0 in the league and 8-3 overall with a three-game winning streak.

AIA jumped all over Oilers starter and loser Oscar Serrato Wednesday. Serrato lasted 4 2-3 innings and gave up seven runs on seven hits.

The Oilers defense, which finished with two errors, didn't help Serrato either. Three of his runs were unearned.

Meanwhile, AIA pitchers Aaron Mitchell, the winner, and Aaron Klausman combined to hold Peninsula to three runs and seven hits. Just one of those runs was earned.

Brian Wahlbrink and Daniel Underwood each had two hits to lead the Oilers at the plate.

Wednesday

AIA 9, OILERS 3

AIA AB R B BI Oilers AB R H BI

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

Strain lf 5 2 3 2 Griffin 2b 3 0 1 1

Baggett 1b 3 1 2 1 Schtznhfr 1b 3 0 0 0

Bechtold rf 4 0 2 2 Cox 3b 4 0 0 0

Petru 3b 5 0 0 0 Underwood rf 4 1 2 0

Campbell c 4 0 0 0 Jones dh 4 0 0 0

Wydner ss 4 0 0 0 Schau lf 2 0 1 0

Deevers cf 4 2 3 0 Pstlewait lf 0 0 0 0

Thomas dh 4 2 1 1 Richie c 3 0 0 0

Clarey ph 1 0 0 0 Schnbrger c 1 0 0 0

---- -- -- -- -- Beale ss 3 1 1 1

Totals 39 9 12 6 Totals 32 3 7 2

AIA 300 230 010 --9

Peninsula 001 010 001 --3

E -- Petru 3, Griffin, Serrato. DP -- AIA 2. LOB -- AIA 10, Peninsula 7. 2B -- Deevers 2, Baggett, Wahlbrink. SB -- Thomas 2, Strain, Rodland, Wahlbrink, Beale, Griffin. CS -- Wahlbrink. SA -- Griffin. SF -- Beale.

IP H R ER BB SO

Mitchell, W 7 6 2 1 2 5

Klausman 2 1 1 0 1 1

Oilers

Serrato, L 4 2-3 7 7 4 4 2

Davern 3 1-3 5 2 2 1 4

Perkins 1 0 0 0 1 1

HBP -- by Serrato (Baggett). WP -- Serrato 2. PB -- Richie 2. T -- 3:00. A -- 700.



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