Oilers drop fifth straight

Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Peninsula Oilers suffered their fifth straight loss Wednesday, losing 4-2 in Alaska Baseball League play to the Mat-Su Miners at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer.

With the loss, the Oilers fall to 7-9 in league play and are in fourth place in the ABL standings.

The Oilers return home Friday for a 7 p.m. game with the Anchorage Glacier Pilots.

The Oilers started strong as Jake Kahaulelio hit a solo home run in the first inning and Jared McGuire singled and scored on a base hit by Ryan Gipson in the third.

Oilers starting pitcher Jesse Jordan cruised through the first five innings before faltering in the sixth inning as the Miners scored three runs on four hits and walk in the frame.

Matt Meyer relieved Jordan to get the final out of the sixth, but the Miners pushed across an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh on an Oilers error and a single for a two-run cushion.

Wayne Daman earned the win for the Miners, scattering five hits over nine innings. Daman struck out two and did not issue a walk.

Jordan took the loss, giving up three runs over 5 2/3 innings of work. Jordan struck out one and walked five batters.

Ty Dunham pitched the eighth for the Oilers.

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