Panners shut out Oilers

Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks defeated the Peninsula Oilers 1-0 Monday night in 11 innings in Alaska Baseball League action at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

The Oilers are now 0-4 against the Goldpanners this season. Alaska is 15-3 in the ABL, while the Oilers are 10-10 in the ABL.

The Panners started their winning rally in the top of the seventh inning against reliever Chase Christianson. Matt Vogel led off the inning with a single, then another single pushed Vogel to second base and chased Christianson.

Adam Riefer took the hill for the Oilers and booted a sacrifice bunt by Justin Fuller, loading the bases.

With the infield in, Riefer then got Mike Lissman to hit a ground ball to third. Third baseman Nick Kliebert came home and got the force out.

Riefer then moved closer to escaping the jam when he struck out Allan Dykstra. However, Quinn Stewart then walked on four straight pitches to bring in the winning run.

The Oilers left 14 runners on base in the game, while the Panners left nine on base.

Barry Enright got the start for the Oilers and worked deep into the eighth inning, at one point retiring 17 straight Panners.

Jared Joaquin got the win in relief for the Panners.

The Oilers and Panners play a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. today.

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