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Peninsula bats shine

Posted: Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Peninsula Oilers tallied 13 hits in beating the Athletes in Action Fire 5-1 on Saturday night in Alaska Baseball League play at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

The Oilers improved to 7-2 in the ABL to remain in first place. The Mat-Su Miners, in second with a 5-2 record, played a late game in Anchorage on Saturday.

Ryan Gebhart led the hit parade for the Oilers, finishing 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Stephen Piscotty was 2-for-4 with a run, while Justin Charles was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

The Oilers also drove the ball well, getting doubles from Gebhart, Piscotty, Patrick Wisdom and Garrett Wittels.

As usual, the Oilers pitching and defense were solid. Peninsula did not commit any errors.

Cody Kendall, an all-ABL player a year ago, picked up the win for Peninsula by throwing five scoreless innings. Eddie Orozco had two innings of scoreless relief, Andrew Bradshaw gave up a run in 2-3 of an inning, and Mike Wolford finished up with 1 1-3 scoreless innings.

The Oilers jumped on the board in the second inning when Charles singled to score Nathan Theunissen, then Gebhart singled to scored Charles.

In the fourth, the Oilers moved the lead to 4-0. Wittels scored Kyle Leon on a ground-out, then Tony Grimes singled to score Gebhart.

In the seventh, Peninsula got its final run when Piscotty started the inning with a double, then scored on a single by Kenny Wise.

The Oilers face the Fire in a 2 p.m. game today at Seymour Park.

Saturday's game

Oilers 5, Fire 1

Fire AB R H BI Oilers AB R H BI

Windll cf 4 0 1 0 Gbhrt cf 4 1 3 1

Price 2b 4 0 2 0 Wittels 3b 5 0 1 1

Terry ss 4 1 1 0 Grimes ss 3 0 1 1

Watson 1b 4 0 1 0 Psctty lf 4 1 2 0

Mathws rf 3 0 2 0 Wisdm dh 4 0 1 0

Schoch c 4 0 2 1 Thnissn 1b 4 1 1 0

Everett 3b 4 0 0 0 Wise lf 4 0 1 1

DePew 3b 4 0 1 0 Leon c 4 1 1 0

Parnell dh 3 0 1 0 Charles 2b 4 1 2 1

Totals 34 1 11 1 Totals 36 5 13 5

AIA 000 000 010 --1

Peninsula 020 200 10X --5

E -- Price, Everett. DP -- Oilers 2. LOB -- Fire 9, Oilers 11. 2B -- Mathews, Parnell, Gebhart, Wittels, Piscotty, Wisdom. SB -- Windall, Grimes, Piscotty, Charles. CS -- Grimes.

IP H R ER BB SO

Fire

Hawes, L 4 7 4 3 3 4

Turner 3 5 1 1 0 0

Helms 1 1 0 0 1 2

Oilers

Kendall, W 5 5 0 2 4

Orozco 2 1 0 0 0 1

Bradshaw 2-3 4 1 1 0 0

Wolford 1 1-3 1 0 0 0 1



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