Oilers climb into first place

Posted: Friday, July 16, 2004

The Peninsula Oilers took over first place in the Alaska Baseball League Thursday with a 7-5 victory at the Mat-Su Miners.

In Fairbanks, the Alaska Goldpanners dropped a 7-0 decision to Athletes in Action to let the Oilers take a half game lead in the league. The Oilers have now won seven straight games and nine of their last 10.

The Oilers continued to get solid pitching and great defense in the victory Thursday. The top five in the Oilers order also collected nine of the team's 10 hits in the victory.

Pat Cassa got the victory for the Oilers, pitching the first five innings of the game. Cassa gave up four runs on six hits.

He got into trouble in the sixth inning, but reliever Steven Wright came in to mitigate the damage. Wright put in three solid innings of relief, giving up just one hit and one walk.

Tim Robertson came on in the ninth inning to collect the save. Robertson got into some trouble, giving up a run, a hit and a walk, but was able to preserve the victory.

Robert Perry, Nick Kliebert, Chris Minaker and Andy Dahl each collected two hits for the Oilers, while Minaker had two RBI and Kliebert scored two runs.

The Oilers will look to complete the sweep of the Miners tonight with a game at 7 p.m.

OILERS 7, MINERS 5

Oilers AB R H BI Miners AB R H BI

Perry cf 4 1 2 0 Parraz ss 5 0 1 2

Kliebert 2b 5 2 2 0 Errecart rf 4 1 1 1

Minaker ss 5 1 2 2 Hester dh 3 1 1 0

Faulkner 1b 4 0 1 0 Simon 1b 4 0 2 1

Dahl lf 5 1 2 1 Satin 2b 3 0 0 0

Hendricks c 4 0 0 0 Edwards 3b 4 0 0 0

Newby dh 3 1 0 0 Rodrigz c 1 1 1 0

Rooney 3b 4 0 1 0 Munich ph 2 0 0 0

Scobee rf 2 1 0 0 Mason lf 3 1 1 0

Weston ph 0 1 0 0

Bigler cf 3 0 1 1

E Parraz 2, Edwards 2, Rodriguez. DP Oilers 1, Miners 1. LOB Oilers 8, Miners 5. 2B Kliebert, Faulkner, Dahl, Rooney, Simon, Bigler. HR Errecart. SB Faulkner, Dahl, Scobee. CS Perry, Parraz. S Faulkner, Hendricks.

IP H R ER BB SO

Oilers

Cassa, W 5 6 4 4 2 0

Wright 3 1 0 0 1 3

Robertson, S 1 1 1 1 1 0

Miners

Tomasiewicz, L 5 2-3 6 6 2 2 4

Winter 2 2 0 0 1 2

Andrews 1 1-3 2 1 0 0 2

HBP by Cassa (Bigler), by Tomasiewicz (Newby). WP Tomasiewicz.



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