Oilers get 1st ABL win

Posted: Monday, June 22, 2009

The Peninsula Oilers picked up their first Alaska Baseball League win of the year on Sunday, splitting a doubleheader with the Anchorage Bucs at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.

The Oilers won the first game 3-1 before losing the second game 9-2. On late Saturday night, the Oilers lost to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots 1-0.

The Oilers are now 1-3 in the ABL and 4-5 overall, while the Bucs are 5-2 in the league and 10-4 overall.

In the first game on Sunday against the Bucs, the Oilers scored all three of their runs in the fifth inning with two outs to come back and score a victory.

Chad Smith pitched the first three innings for the Oilers and gave up one run on two hits while striking out five and walking three.

The Oilers, who had seven hits in the game, took Smith off the hook for the loss in the fifth inning by taking a 3-1 lead. Tom Briner, who got the win for the Oilers in relief, worked three innings and gave up no runs and four hits while striking out one. Briner worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning.

The Oilers brought in Josh Corrales for the save in the seventh. Corrales did not give up a hit.

In the second game, the Bucs jumped on Oilers starter Crosby Slaught four runs in the top of the first inning. The Bucs had four hits, while the Oilers committed an error, in the frame.

The Oilers came back with a pair of runs in the second inning, with Caleb Bushyhead knocking in Mark Tracy and Joe Kohan scoring on an error.

The Bucs increased the lead to 5-2 in the third inning with a run off Oilers reliever Jacob Anderson.

In the sixth inning, a pair of errors set up a three-run home run off Oilers reliever Mike Ratigan. In the seventh inning, the Bucs completed the scoring with a home run off Steven Mabeus

In the game late Saturday night, which ended at 1:30 a.m., pitching dominated. In the 11 innings of play, the Oilers had just two hits, while the Pilots had four hits.

The Pilots put together the winning rally in the 11th inning when reliever Shayne Willson hit Trevor Hairgrove and Gunner Glad with pitches. Josh Meagher flied out to center field for the second out, advancing Hairgrove to third. Geoff Klein then ended the game with a single to right field.

Ryan Carpenter got the start for the Pilots and allowed just one hit in six innings, striking out 12. Matt Larkins and Charlie Robertson, the winner, shut the Oilers out over the final five innings.

Scott Snodgress got the start for the Oilers and gave up just one hit in four innings, striking out seven. Nick Loredo then threw six innings of scoreless relief, allowing just two hits.

The Oilers continue ABL play today in Anchorage against the Bucs at 7 p.m.

Saturday

Pilots 1, Oilers 0, 11 inn.

Oilers AB H R BI Pilots AB R H BI

Kykndl cf 5 0 1 0 Heid cf 5 0 0 0

Kohan 2b 4 0 0 0 Glad rf 4 0 1 0

Willsn dh 4 0 0 0 Meghr 1b 5 0 0 0

Hagen 3b 4 0 1 0 Klein dh 4 0 1 1

Mullns c 4 0 0 0 Dlsga c 4 0 0 0

Tracy 1b 2 0 0 0 Brnkhf 3b 3 0 1 0

Kaskw ph 1 0 0 0 Hutng lf 4 0 1 0

Ellisn rf 3 0 0 0 McClm 2b 4 0 0 0

Millr lf 4 0 0 0 Hrgrve ss 2 1 0 0

Bshyhd ss 4 0 0 0 ---- -- -- -- --

Totals 35 0 2 0 Totals 35 1 4 1

Peninsula 000 000 000 00 --0

Anchorage 000 000 000 01 --1

E -- Mullins, Meagher. DP -- none. LOB -- Oilers 5, Pilots 7. SB -- Glad 2. CS -- Hairgrove. S -- Tracy.

IP H R ER BB SO

Oilers

Snodgress 4 1 0 0 2 7

Loredo 6 2 0 0 0 2

Hagen 0 0 0 0 0 0

Willson, L 2-3 1 1 1 0 0

Pilots

Carpenter 6 1 0 0 1 12

Larkins 2 0 0 0 0 1

Robertson, W 3 1 0 0 1 4

HP -- Willson 2, Loredo.



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