Oilers split with Panners

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2006

The Peninsula Oilers rallied for four runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks 5-4 in the second game of a double-header Sunday, salvaging a split and maintaining their position atop the Alaska Baseball League Standings.

The Oilers managed just one hit in the first game of the day, falling to the Goldpanners 7-0 at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks.

In the second game, the Oilers trailed 4-1 entering the top of the ninth inning.

David Newby started the rally, reaching on an error to lead off the frame. Andy Preston drew a one-out walk, and Austin Yount singled to load the bases.

Following a strikeout, Ryan Mottern singled to pull the Oilers to within two runs. Jordan Opdyke followed with a two-run single to tie the game.

Mottern advanced to third on the play, and after a Fairbanks pitching change and a walk to Jake Kahaulelio, was able to score the winning run on a wild pitch.

Taylor Bills, who entered the game in relief in the bottom of the eighth, pitched a perfect ninth to earn the win.

The Oilers first run came in the fifth inning, when Austin Yount walked and advanced on a double by Rocky Laguna. Yount was able to score when the Fairbanks right fielder mishandled the ball, though Laguna was caught in a rundown between second and third on the play.

Jordan Meaker started the game for the Oilers.

The Goldpanners scored four runs on three hits and an error in the bottom of the inning, though.

Kahaulelio notched the Oilers only hit against Goldpanners starter Chris Kissock in the first game of the day. Andre Lamontagne took the loss for the Oilers.

The Oilers, 20-11 in ABL play, stayed just ahead of the Anchorage Bucs in the league standings.

The Oilers will finish their series in Fairbanks tonight at 6 before heading home to wrap up the regular season with a three-game series against the Bucs starting Wednesday.

The league champion earns a trip to Wichita, Kans., for the National Baseball Congress World Series. The Oilers last went to the NBC tournament following the 2000 season.

First game

Goldpanners 7, Oilers 0

Oilers ab r h bi Panners ab r h bi

Kahlelio ss 3 0 1 0 Thmpsn ss 3 2 2 0

Laguna rf 2 0 0 0 Lissman rf 4 0 0 0

Newby cf 2 0 0 0 Mills dh 4 2 2 2

Clark lf 2 0 0 0 Prschna 2b 3 1 1 1

Padilla 2b 3 0 0 0 Mier c 3 1 2 1

Preston 1b 2 0 0 0 Chu cf 3 1 1 1

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

Yount 3b 2 0 0 0 Stevens 1b 2 0 0 0

Masuda c 2 0 0 0 Brmsco 3b 1 0 0 0

Totals 21 0 1 0 Totals 25 7 10 7

Peninsula 000 000 0 — 0

Alaska 200 050 x — 7

E — Clark. DP — Oilers 2. LOB — Oilers 4, Goldpanners 5. SB — Clark, Thompson, Fox. CS — Laguna. 2B — Mills 2, Mier, Fox.

ip h r er bb so

Oilers

Lamontagne, L 4 2/3 5 3 3 1 2

Heines 1 1/3 5 4 4 0 3

Panners

Kissock, W 7 1 0 0 3 4

HBP — by Kissock (Laguna), by Lamontagne (Fox), by Lamontagne (Bramasco), by Heines (Laguna).

Second game

Oilers 5, Goldpanners 4

Oilers ab r h bi Panners ab r h bi

Kahlelio ss 3 0 0 0 Thmpsn ss 3 1 0 1

Padilla 2b 5 0 0 0 Lissman lf 4 1 2 2

Newby cf 4 1 0 0 Mills dh 3 0 0 0

Van Kirk rf 3 0 0 0 Prschna 2b 4 0 0 1

Preston 1b 3 1 0 0 Mier 1b 4 0 0 0

Yount 3b 3 2 2 0 Chu cf 3 0 1 0

Laguna lf 4 0 1 0 Fox rf 4 1 1 0

Mottern dh 4 1 1 1 Knutz c 4 1 1 0

Opdyke c 4 0 2 2 Brmsco 3b 2 0 0 0

Totals 33 5 6 3Totals 31 4 5 4

Peninsula 000 010 004 — 5

Alaska 000 040 000 — 4

E — Yount, Fox, Bramasco. LOB — Oilers 6, Goldpanners 5. SB — Mills. CS — Chu. 2B — Laguna, Opdyke. 3B — Lissman.

ip h r er bb so

Oilers

Meaker n/a

Koons n/a

Bills, W n/a

Panners

Timmons 7 3 1 0 2 3

Schwarzenbach, L 1 2/3 3 4 0 2 2

Bird 1/3 0 0 0 1 0

WP — Bird. HBP — by Meaker (Thompson), by Meaker (Bramasco), by Meaker (Mills).



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