Matt Inouye crossed the plate with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, and the Peninsula Oilers picked up their third straight win, beating the Anchorage Bucs 6-5 in Alaska Baseball League play Saturday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.
The Oilers finish up their current homestand against the Bucs today at 2 p.m.
Inouye, who had earlier tied the game on a home run, worked a base on balls to lead off the 10th for the Oilers.
Inouye took second on a balk call, the second such call against a Bucs pitcher in the game, and then took third as the Bucs threw a wild pitch while trying to intentionally walk Nick Kliebert. Inouye scored when Jake Kahaulelio delivered a sacrifice fly to deep right field.
The Bucs took an early lead, pushing a run across the plate in the first inning as Mike Brown hit a dipping line drive past the glove of shortstop Nick Kliebert for a double. Brown took second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a single by Jason Matteucci with the infield drawn in.
The Bucs added a run in the second inning as Jerin Harper connected for a home run to left field, and made it a 3-0 lead in the fourth as Jason Corder doubled, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly.
The Oilers came back to tie the game with three runs in the bottom of the fourth. David Newby and Nick Kliebert hit back to back singles, and Jake Kahaulelio drove in one run with a double to the wall in right field. Nate Faulkner drove in a run with a ground-out to second, and Kahaulelio came home with the tying run on a balk call against Bucs starting pitcher Sung-Wei Tseng.
Anchorage regained its lead with an unearned run in the top of the fifth, but Inouye pulled the Oilers back even in the bottom of the frame, bouncing a blast to left field off the top of the wall and over for a home run.
The Oilers gave the Bucs a run back in the top of the seventh, though. Brown singled and stole second, advancing to third when the throw from Inouye, the Oilers' catcher, squirted away into center field. The throw to third sailed high, allowing Brown to score.
The Oilers tied the game in the bottom of the eighth as David Newby was hit by a pitch, advanced on a single by Kliebert and an error allowing Kahaulelio to reach, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Faulkner, who was able to drive in two runs despite going hitless.
Brian Chambers pitched two perfect innings for the win, striking out two batters. Starter Ty Davis went seven innings, giving up five runs on 10 hits. Davis struck out seven and walked one.
Matt Meyer pitched the eighth for the Oilers, getting out of a two-out jam with a nice running catch in left field by Laguna.
OILERS 6, BUCS 5, 10 inn.
Bucs ab r h bi Oilers ab r h bi
Brown dh 5 2 3 0 Laguna rf 5 0 1 0
Wang ss 4 0 1 0 Salas lf 3 0 2 0
Matteucci cf 5 0 1 1 Tracy dh 5 0 0 0
Corder rf 5 1 1 0 Inouye c 3 2 1 1
Harper 2b 5 1 1 1 DNewby cf 3 2 1 0
Pack lf 3 0 0 1 Kliebert ss 3 1 3 0
Robbins c 3 0 2 0 Khaulelio 2b 4 1 1 2
Raber 1b 3 0 0 0 Faulkner 1b 3 0 0 2
McAngus 3b 4 1 1 0 Gipson 3b 3 0 0 0
- - - - - Rye lf 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Hndricks ph 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Scutchfield c 0 0 0 0
Totals 37 5 10 3 Totals 34 6 9 5
Anchorage 110 110 100 0 5
Peninsula 000 310 010 1 6
E Davis, Inouye, Newby, Raber. DP Bucs 1, Oilers 1. SB Raber, Kliebert, Brown. CS Wang. 2B Corder, Brown, Kahaulelio. HR Harper, Inouye. S Wang, Kliebert. SF Pack, Kahaulelio, Faulkner.
ip h r er bb so
Tseng 8 9 5 4 2 6
Niesen, L 1 1/3 0 1 1 2 1
Sarchet 1/3 0 0 0 0 0
Davis 7 10 5 4 1 7
Meyer 1 0 0 0 1 1
Chambers, W 2 0 0 0 0 2
HBP by Tseng (D. Newby 2). WP Davis, Meyer, Niesen. Blk. Tseng, Niesen.
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