Oilers remain undefeated

Sizzling staff tosses shutout to drop team ERA to 0.59

Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Peninsula Oilers finished tuning up for the defense of their Alaska Baseball League crown on Wednesday by defeating the Three Rivers (Ore.) Sandblasters 5-0 at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

The Oilers are 8-0 in the nonleague portion of their schedule. The Oilers begin their ABL schedule on Friday with a 7 p.m. game at Seymour Park against the Bucs. Peninsula defeated the Anchorage side 1-0 in the final game of last year’s league schedule to wrap up the ABL crown.

Including an exhibition game against the American Legion Twins, the Oilers outscored the opposition 79-12. The pitching staff has given up just five earned runs, leading to an earned run average of 0.59.

The Oilers pitching staff shut down Three Rivers on Wednesday on just four hits, while striking out 12. The closest the Sandblasters came to getting a run came in the top of the third inning.

Reliever and eventual winner Andre Lamontagne came on for starter Mario Hollands in the inning. Lamontagne started the inning by striking out Tyler Mais, but Mais advanced to first on a passed ball. After Mais stole second, Russell Davidson executed a sacrifice bunt.

Oilers catcher Jim Pollack tried to get Mais at third, but he was safe, meaning Davidson also was safe. Davidson the stole second, putting runners at second and third with nobody out.

Lamontagne escaped the jam when Scott Loxog grounded back to the pitcher. Lamontagne got Mais at the plate, and Pollack quickly whipped the ball to third to eliminate Davidson. After a single by David Deutschman, Jonathan Flaskerud grounded out to end the inning.

Lamontagne would go on to pitch four scoreless innings, giving up two hits and whiffing six.

The Oilers used some clutch hitting to get their offense going, as they would score single runs in the third, fourth and fifth inning with two outs.

In the third, Kyle Melton tripled to score Juan Martinez. In the fourth, Joe Patterson singled home Jeremiah Mejia. In the fourth, an Adam Younger double allowed Pollack to score.

In the sixth, Robert Lundy finished up the scoring when he singled to score Toby Davis and Mejia. Mejia finished 3-for-4 with two runs, while Lundy was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

After Lamontagne left the game, the Oilers got some relievers some quick work. Steve Goins, Joey Haug and Paul Smyth each pitched an inning. Haug was the only one to give up a hit.

OILERS 5, SANDBLASTERS 0

Sand AB R H BI Oilers AB R H BI

Deutschman 1b 4 0 2 0 Melton 2b 4 0 1 1

Flaskerud ss 4 0 0 0 Younger ss 4 0 1 1

Pendergraft dh 3 0 0 0 Dabbs rf 3 0 0 0

Ottemiller ph 1 0 0 0 Davis 3b 4 1 1 0

Anderson lf 4 0 2 0 Mejia cf 4 2 3 0

Crow rf 2 0 0 0 Patterson dh 4 0 1 1

Jarvis ph 1 0 0 0 Lundy lf 3 0 2 2

Bond 2b 3 0 0 0 Pollack c 3 1 0 0

Mais cf 3 0 0 0 Martinez 1b 1 1 0 0

Davidson 3b 1 0 0 0 ---- -- -- -- --

Rainwater ph 1 0 0 0 ---- -- -- -- --

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

AReed c 1 0 0 0 ---- -- -- -- --

Grieve ph 1 0 0 0 ---- -- -- -- --

Totals 30 0 4 0 Totals 30 5 9 5

Three Rivers 000 000 000 —0

Peninsula 001 112 00x —5

E — Deutschman. DP — Sandblasters 2, Oilers 2. LOB — Sandblasters 6, Oilers 4. 2B — Mejia, Younger. 3B — Melton. SB — Mais, Davidson, Martinez 2. CS — Anderson. S — Davidson, Martinez.

IP H R ER BB SO

Sandblasters

Alexander, L 3 2 1 1 0 4

JReed 2 3 2 1 0 0

Sweet 1 3 2 2 0 0

Meacock 1 0 0 0 1 0

Nyleen 1 1 0 0 0 0

Oilers

Hollands 2 1 0 0 0 2

Lamontagne, W 4 2 0 0 1 6

Goins 1 0 0 0 0 2

Haug 1 1 0 0 0 1

Smyth 1 0 0 0 0 1

HBP — by JReed (Dabbs). PB — Pollack 2.



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