The Anchorage Glacier Pilots used a seven-run fourth inning to send the Peninsula Oilers to their 10th consecutive loss, a 11-6 setback Thursday night in Anchorage.
The Oilers return home today at 7 p.m. for three games against the Pilots after dropping all nine games on their road trip, leaving them at 11-10 overall and 3-10 in Alaska Baseball League action.
The Pilots roughed up Peninsula starter Chance Deason for six runs on six hits and four walks through three innings.
Steve Goins, who took the loss, relieved Deason but didn't fair much better in allowing four runs on four hits in only one inning of work.
Joey Haug added two innings of scoreless relief and John Dunn and Paul Smyth each contributed an inning for the Oilers.
After taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a double by Nick Buss, an RBI single by Jeremiah Mejia (4-for-5) and a throwing error by Anchorage, the Pilots answered with two runs in the second, a run in the third and seven more in the fourth, which came on only four hits, two walks and two costly errors by the Oilers.
Anchorage starter Jorden Merry earned the win after surrendering only four hits and the pair of runs over six strong innings.
The Oilers added four runs on three hits and four walks in the seventh inning, but left the bases loaded when they hit into an inning-ending double play.
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