Panners trip up Oilers

Posted: Monday, July 22, 2002

The Peninsula Oilers took one on the chin at the end of what had been a tit-for-tat game against the Alaska Goldpanners in Fairbanks Sunday. The Panners won 6-3.

Fairbanks first baseman Mike Hofius was batted home in the bottom of the second on a Tim Montgomery triple.

The Oilers got on the scoreboard in the top of the sixth. Adrian Schau singled, advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Chris Kolkhorst and scored on a single by Blake Jones.

The Panners replied in the bottom of the inning when Chad Corona scored a run on a Montgomery single.

The Peninsula ball club chalked up runs in the tops of the seventh and eight innings, however, to take their first lead of the game.

Oiler Mike Cox sent Chris Graziano home on a sacrifice fly in the seventh, and Graziano scored an RBI double in the eighth allowing Blake Jones to tag up at home.

But the Peninsula advantage was short-lived as the Panners mustered four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, all but shutting the door on the Oilers' hopes for a road win.

Robinson scored an RBI double sending Marc Kaiser home, and Montgomery completed a cycle (he earned a double in the bottom of the fourth) with a three-run homer.

The Oilers went three-and-out in the top of the ninth to end the game.

Goldpanner Scott Robertson got the win, and Tim Gorski recorded the loss for the Oilers.

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