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Bucs end Oilers’ winning streak at 11

Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Peninsula Oilers saw their season-opening, 11-game winning streak at home end with a resounding thud on Monday with a 7-1 loss to the Anchorage Bucs in Alaska Baseball League play.

The Oilers are now 3-1 in the league, while the Bucs moved to 10-3 overall and 2-3 in the league.

Offense, pitching and defense, which had all been stellar in the winning streak, fell apart Monday.

The Oilers committed five errors and had two wild pitches and a passed ball. The Bucs also recorded five stolen bases. Three of the Bucs’ runs were unearned.

On the mound, Oilers starter and loser Mario Hollands struggled, yielding five runs — three earned — on four hits in 1 2-3 innings of work. Carlos Luna then allowed another run in 1 1-3 innings and the Oilers trailed 6-0 after just three innings.

That was more than enough for Bucs starter Cheng-Chang Lee to improve to 3-0. Backed by an errorless defense, Lee pitched seven innings and yielded just one run on four hits. The run came on a home run down the left field line in the sixth by Jeremiah Mejia.

The Bucs were led by Logan Schafer, who finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Sean Ratliff added two RBIs and two doubles, while Erik Wetzel had two runs and Louis Ullrich had two RBIs.

Bucs catcher Matt Lucchesi nipped any aggressive baserunning in the bud by catching the Oilers on their only two steal attempts.

The Oilers have today off before starting a road trip by playing at the Mat-Su Miners at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

BUCS 7, OILERS 1

Bucs AB R H BI Oilers AB R H BI

Schafer cf 4 2 3 1 Buss cf 2 0 0 0

Ratliff lf 5 1 2 2 Melton 2b 4 0 0 0

Morgan rf 4 0 1 0 Dabbs rf 3 0 1 0

Mendonca 3b 4 1 1 0 Mejia 3 1 1 1

Calfee 1b 5 0 0 0 Goins 1b 4 0 1 0

Jacobo ss 5 1 1 0 Patterson c 4 0 0 0

Wetzel 2b 5 2 1 0 Younger ss 2 0 0 0

Ullrich dh 2 0 1 2 Lundy lf 3 0 0 0

Lucchesi c 4 0 1 0 Martinz 3b 3 0 1 0

Totals 38 7 11 5 Totals 28 1 4 1

Anchorage 321 000 010 —7

Peninsula 000 001 000 —1

E — Patterson, Melton, Younger 3. DP — Bucs 1, Oilers 1. LOB — Bucs 9, Oilers 6. 2B — Ratliff 2, Schafer. HR — Mejia. SB — Wetzel, Schafer, Ratliff, Mendonca, Jacobo. CS — Jacobo, Goins, Melton. S — Ullrich. SF — Ullrich.

IP H R ER BB SO

Bucs

Lee, W (3-0) 7 4 1 1 3 3

Belli 2 0 0 0 2 3

Oilers

Hollands, L (0-1) 1 2-3 4 5 3 1 1

Luna 1 1-3 4 1 1 1 1

Haug 3 0 0 0 1 0

Dunn 2 3 1 0 0 0

Wade 1 0 0 0 0 1

Luna pitched to one batter in the fourth.

HBP — by Lee (Younger). WP — Luna, Dunn. PB — Patterson.



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