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Oilers take doubleheader from AIA

Peninsula sweeps four-game series

Posted: Friday, July 26, 2002

The Peninsula Oilers took both ends of a doubleheader Thursday at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks to complete a four-game sweep of Athletes in Action in Alaska Baseball League action.

The twin wins put the Oilers at 15-19 in the Alaska Baseball League and also clinched fourth place in the six-team league.

The Oilers scored five runs in the fourth inning of the front end of their doubleheader with AIA, then made them stand up for a 5-4 win in a seven-inning game.

Brian Wahlbrink led off the fourth inning with a double and scored on a single by the next Oilers batter, Andy Schutzenhofer.

Preston Griffin was hit by a pitch, and after a fly-ball out, Adrian Schau singled to score Schutzenhofer. Paul Janish singled to drive in Griffin and took second on an error that allowed Schau to score. Mike Cox singled in Janish to cap the Oilers scoring.

AIA scored three runs in the fifth and another in the sixth, but A.J. Shappi came on to pitch a scoreless seventh inning, retiring the side in order with a pair of strikeouts to earn the save.

Oscar Serrato notched the win, giving up four runs on six hits, walking three and striking out five in six innings of work.

Chris Graziano, Schutzenhofer and Schau each finished with two hits for the Oilers.

In the second game, the Oilers kept right on rolling with a 9-2 pasting of AIA.

Soldotna High School graduate Paul John Zobeck drilled a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning, while Schutzenhofer scored two runs and Paul Janish had two hits.

Cordell Perkins picked up the victory for Peninsula. He pitched seven innings and gave up seven hits and one earned run. Perkins walked three and struck out seven.

Daniel Underwood pitched the final two innings for the Oilers, giving up one run on three hits.

The Oilers move on to play in the Anchorage Bucs Wood Bat Invitational. Peninsula's first game is Saturday at 7:15 p.m. against the host Bucs.

Thursday

OILERS 5, AIA 4, 1st game

Oilers AB R H BI AIA AB R H BI

Graziano lf 3 0 2 0 Roland 2b 4 1 1 2

Wahlbrink cf 4 1 1 0 Strain dh 4 0 0 0

Schutznhfr 1b 3 1 2 1 Petru 3b 3 0 1 1

Griffin 2b 2 1 1 0 Burt lf 3 0 1 0

Brown dh 3 0 0 0 Bechtold rf 3 1 1 0

Schau rf 3 1 2 1 Marks c 3 0 1 0

Janish ss 3 1 1 1 Deevers cf 2 1 1 0

Cox 3b 2 0 1 1 Baggett 1b 1 1 0 0

Richie c 3 0 0 0 Wydner ss 3 0 0 0

Kolkhorst rf 0 0 0 0 --- - - - -

Totals 26 5 10 Totals 26 4 6 3

Peninsula 000 500 0 -- 5

AIA-Alaska 000 031 0 -- 4

E -- Petru. DP -- Oilers 1, AIA 2. LOB -- Oilers 4, AIA 4. 2B -- Wahlbrink, Schutzenhofer, Marks, Bechtold, Deevers. SB -- Bechtold, Rodland. CS -- Graziano.

IP H R ER BB SO

Oilers

Serrato, W 6 6 4 4 3 5

Shappi, S 1 0 0 0 0 2

Brauer, L 4 5 5 3 1 4

Underwood 3 5 0 0 1 2

HBP -- by Brauer (Graziano, Griffin). WP -- Serrato 2.

Thursday

OILERS 9, ATHLETES IN ACTION 2, 2nd game

Oilers AB R H BI AIA AB R H BI

Graziano lf 4 1 1 0 Rodland 2b 3 0 0 0

Wahlbrink cf 5 1 1 1 Wydner ss 5 0 1 0

Schutznhfr 1b 4 2 1 0 Burt 1b 4 1 3 1

Schoenbrgr 1b 0 0 0 0 Bechtold rf 3 0 0 0

Griffin 2b 2 1 0 1 Petru 3b 4 0 0 0

Postlewait 2b 2 1 1 0 Thomas lf 1 0 0 0

Brown dh 3 1 1 0 Strain lf 2 0 0 0

Zobeck dh 2 1 1 2 Marks c 4 1 3 0

Janish ss 5 1 2 1 Deevers cf 4 0 2 1

Kolkhorst rf 4 0 0 1 Mitchell p 0 0 0 0

Cox 3b 3 0 1 0 Baggett p 2 0 0 0

Jones c 4 0 1 0 Campbell dh 2 0 1 0

Totals 38 9 10 6 Totals 34 2 10 2

Peninsula 200 203 200 --9

AIA 000 000 110 --2

E -- Cox, Wydner 2. LOB -- Peninsula 6, AIA 10. 2B -- Wahlbrink, Brown, Postlewait, Marks. HR -- Zobeck, Burt. SB -- Graziano, Wahlbrink, Burt. SA -- Campbell.

IP H R ER BB SO

Peninsula

Perkins 7 7 1 1 3 7

Underwood 2 3 1 1 1 3

Mitchell 5 5 4 3 0 3

Baggett 2 3 5 3 4 0

Petru 2 2 0 0 0 1

WP -- Baggett. T -- 3:00. A -- 300.

Wednesday

OILERS 12, ATHLETES IN ACTION 1

Oilers AB R H BI AIA AB R H BI

Graziano cf 4 1 2 0 Rodland 2b 5 1 3 0

Griffin ss 3 1 1 1 Strain dh 4 0 2 1

Postlewait rf 1 0 0 0 Deevers cf 5 0 0 0

Schutznhfr 1b 4 1 1 0 Petru 3b 5 0 0 0

Underwood dh 4 2 1 1 Burt lf 3 0 1 0

Zobeck dh 0 0 0 0 Bechtold rf 4 0 1 0

Kolkhorst rf 5 2 2 3 Baggett 1b 4 0 2 0

Janish 3b 5 2 2 2 Clarey c 4 0 0 0

Schau lf 4 3 2 5 Wydner ss 4 0 1 0

Beale 2b 2 0 0 0 ---- -- -- -- --

Cox 3b 2 0 1 0 ---- -- -- -- --

Jones 3b 5 0 0 0 ---- -- -- -- --

Totals 39 12 12 12 Totals 38 1 10 1

Peninsula 500 100 060 --12

AIA 000 010 000 --1

E -- Griffin, Cox, Deevers, Petru. DP -- Peninsula 1. LOB -- Peninsula 8, AIA 12. 2B -- Cox, Schutzenhofer, Janish, Rodland. 3B -- Rodland. HR -- Schau 2. SB -- Graziano, Deevers. SF -- Griffin.

IP H R ER BB SO

Oilers

Gorski, W 8 10 1 1 1 3

Brown 1 0 0 0 1 0

Orgain 4 5 6 5 2 1

Paetznick 3 3 0 0 0 2

Alvarez 2 4 6 4 2 1

HBP -- by Orgain (Graziano), by Alvarez (Schutzenhofer), by Paetznick (Zobeck). T -- 3:00. A -- 200.



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