Hot Oilers even ABL record

Posted: Monday, July 16, 2007

The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Anchorage Bucs 5-1 on Sunday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage for their eighth victory in nine games.

With the victory, the Oilers evened their record in the Alaska Baseball League at 11-11, no small accomplishment after a 10-game losing streak at one time had their league record at 3-10. The Mat-Su Miners lead the league with a 16-5 record, while the Athletes in Action Fire are second at 16-7. The Oilers are 5 1/2 games behind the Miners and 4 1/2 in back of the Fire.

The Oilers received a solid effort from their pitchers on Sunday. Steve Goins got the start and went five innings, allowing one run on seven hits. He struck out four and walked one. John Dunn pitched two hitless innings and struck out one, while Joey Haug pitched the last two innings, allowing one hit and striking out three.

On offense, Jeremiah Mejia was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. One of those RBIs came when Mejia was struck by a pitch with the bases loaded. The Oilers also received a home run from Robert Lundy and a pair of hits from Nick Buss. Others recording hits were Michael Dabbs, Ryan Wilkes, Juan Martinez and Toby Davis.

The Oilers face the Bucs at 4 p.m. today in Anchorage.

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