Oilers earn split with Pilots

Posted: Thursday, July 08, 2004

The Peninsula Oilers earned a split of a two-game series with the Anchorage Glacier Pilots at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage Wednesday, defeating the host Pilots 3-0 in an Alaska Baseball League game.

The win improves the Oilers to 9-8 in league play as they remain in the thick of the chase for the league title.

Michael Martin earned the win for the Oilers, throwing eight scoreless innings. Martin gave up six hits and walked six, but got several outstanding defensive plays from his teammates. He struck out two batters.

Tim Robertson pitched the ninth inning for his fifth save of the season.

The Oilers scored two runs when they strung together three hits in the first inning, then added another in the eighth when Shawn Scobee tripled for his first hit as an Oiler and scored on an infield single by Patrick Rooney.

The Oilers will visit Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer to play the Mat-Su Miners today at 7 p.m. before returning home Friday.

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