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Oilers thump Miners to open ABL season

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2006

The Peninsula Oilers opened the Alaska Baseball League season with a big win, defeating the Mat-Su Miners 11-2 at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer Wednesday.

The Oilers scored their runs on 12 hits, including three by Matt Clark, and two each from Chris Nelson, Jake Kahaulelio and Andy Preston. Nelson led the team with four runs batted in on a pair of doubles, and Kahaulelio and Austin Yount each hit home runs for the Oilers.

Jesse Jordan pitched five innings for the Oilers to earn the win, allowing one run on three hits and four walks. Jordan struck out four batters.

Ryan Mottern threw three innings in relief, allowing one run, unearned, on two hits and two walks. Mottern struck out six batters.

Chris Saddoris came on to close out the game, striking out two.

Kahaulelio got the Oilers on the board with his two-run homer in the first inning.

The Oilers added five runs in the fourth, with Nelson and Brian Van Kirk driving in runs on doubles.

In the seventh inning, the Oilers added four more runs on a two-run double by Nelson and a two-run homer by Yount.

The Oilers face the Bucs in ABL play tonight at 7 at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.

Oilers 11, Miners 2

Oilers ab r h bi Miners ab r h bi

Nelson cf 5 3 2 4 Ercolano cf 3 0 1 0

Yount 2b 6 1 1 2 Coulter 2b 2 1 1 1

Kahlelio ss 5 2 2 2 Brown rf 2 0 0 0

Van Kirk rf 4 0 1 1 Millville dh 4 0 0 0

Newby lf 4 0 0 0 Magnss 1b 3 0 1 0

Preston 1b 4 2 2 0 August lf 3 0 0 0

Opdyke c 5 1 0 0 Gran ss 4 0 2 0

Clark 3b 5 0 3 0 Jones c 2 1 0 0

Laguna dh 3 2 1 0 Hee 3b 3 0 0 0

Bowser ph 2 0 0 0

McMillan c 1 0 0 0

Totals 41 11 12 9 Totals 28 2 5 1

Peninsula 200 500 400 — 11

Mat-Su 001 000 010 — 2

E — Magness, Jones. DP — Oilers 1. LOB — Miners 8, Oilers 10. 2B — Nelson 2, Van Kirk, Ercolano, Gran. HR — Kahaulelio, Yount. S — Coulter. SF — Coulter.

ip h r er bb so

Oilers

Jordan, W 5 3 1 1 4 4

Mottern 3 2 1 0 2 6

Saddoris 1 0 0 0 0 1

Miners

Daman, L 3 2/3 4 7 3 4 1

Kost 3 1/3 5 4 4 1 3

Keim 2 3 0 0 0 2

HBP — by Daman (Nelson), by Kost (Newby), by Saddoris (Hee). WP — Daman, Kost. PB — Opdyke 2, Jones 3.



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