The Peninsula Oilers started off a seven-game series in Hawaii Sunday by splitting a doubleheader with the Island Movers.
With the split, the Oilers improved to a league-best 15-5 in the Alaska Baseball League and 25-8 overall.
The Movers, who are in last place in the ABL, took the first game when their top pitcher, Justin Caytano, handed Oilers starter Chris Mabeus a rare loss.
Soldotna's Mabeus, who went undefeated in the college season, fell to 3-1 with the Oilers. He pitched six innings, allowing four hits and four runs while striking out four and walking four.
That wasn't enough against Caytano. He pitched five innings, scattering five hits, and gave up three runs while walking one and striking out six.
In the second game, Peninsula's bats finally began to start matching the hot temperature of Hawaii as the Oilers notched a 12-6 victory.
Danny Garcia led the offensive assault by going 3-for-3 with two triples, a double and three RBIs. Also for the Oilers, Jeremy Reed was 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs, Luke Simmons was 2-for-5 and Jim Anderson was 2-for-4.
Peninsula starter Philip Tribe used all the run support to improve his record to 3-1. Tribe pitched 4 2/3 innings and gave up four runs and eight hits while walking three and striking out four.
Brian Tarajack finished up for the Oilers, going 2 1/3 innings while giving up two runs on four hits. He had one walk and three strikeouts.
The Oilers continue their series in Hawaii today with an 8 p.m. ADT game. The action can be heard on 920 AM.
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