Oilers defeat Goldpanners

Peninsula pounds out 14 hits to stay in first in ABL

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2006

The Peninsula Oilers have had nightmares in Fairbanks that have cost them championships in previous seasons, but the squad got its trip started with an 8-3 victory over the Alaska Goldpanners on Saturday.

With the win, the Oilers stay one game ahead of the Anchorage Bucs, who defeated the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Saturday. The other Alaska Baseball League teams are fast fading from sight.

The Mat-Su Miners are 3 1-2 games out, the Glacier Pilots are 5 1-2 games back and the Goldpanners are six games back.

The Oilers continue their road trip today with a 2 p.m. doubleheader against the Goldpanners.

Peninsula jumped out to a 6-0 lead on Saturday, touching up loser Will Morgan for six runs on nine hits in five innings.

Matt Clark, Ryan Mottern and Austin Yount all had three hits for the Oilers. Clark had a home run, while Yount had a home run and three RBIs.

Jake Kahaulelio added two hits for the Oilers, who touched up the Goldpanners for 14 hits.

Oilers starter and winner Jesse Jordan worked briskly and scorelessly through the first five innings before giving up his only two runs in the sixth.

Kevin Matsumoto came on in the seventh inning and finished the game, giving up one run on four hits.

Saturday

Oilers 8, Goldpanners 3

Oilers AB R H BI Panners AB R H BI

Khaullio ss 5 0 2 0 Thmpsn ss 3 1 1 0

Laguna lf 5 0 1 1 Lissman lf 5 0 2 1

Newby lf 5 0 1 0 Mills dh 5 1 2 0

VanKirk rf 2 1 0 0 Prschina 2b 4 0 2 2

Preston rf 2 0 0 0 Mier 1b 4 0 2 0

Padilla 2b 4 2 0 0 Yuan-Chin cf 4 0 1 0

Clark 1b 5 2 3 1 Knutz c 4 1 1 0

Mottern dh 4 2 3 2 Fox rf 4 0 0 0

Yount 3b 5 1 3 3 Bramsco 3b 4 0 0 0

Masuda c 5 0 1 0 —— — — — —

Totals 42 8 14 7 Totals 37 3 11 3

Peninsula 022 020 200 —8

Alaska 000 002 001 —3

E — Thompson. DP — Oilers 1. LOB — Oilers 14, Goldpanners 9. 2B — Clark, Lissman, Persichina, Knutz. 3B — Masuda. HR — Clark, Yount. SB — Yount.

IP H R ER BB SO

Oilers

Jesse Jordan, W 6 7 2 2 1 5

Matsumoto 3 4 1 1 1 3

Goldpanners

Morgan, L 5 9 6 5 2 3

Haas 1 2 2 2 1 0

Cheng-Hsien 3 3 0 0 2 2

WP — Cheng-Hsien. HBP — by Morgan (Padilla); by Haas (Mottern).



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