Oilers blow past host Bucs

Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2002

The Peninsula Oilers opened the Anchorage Bucs Wood Bat Invitational with a bang, defeating the host Bucs 12-0 at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage Saturday.

In other games Saturday, the Mat-Su Miners defeated the Anchorage Glacier Pilots 2-1 and Athletes in Action-Alaska defeated the Glacier Pilots 4-3 in a 17-inning marathon. The Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks scheduled game against the Omaha Zone was postponed until this morning at 9.

The Oilers will continue with Wood Bat Tournament play today against the Goldpanners at 1:45 p.m., then against the Glacier Pilots at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday's 12 runs would be 11 more than Oilers starter Roger Lincoln would need. Lincoln shut out the Bucs, giving up two hits and striking out four without issuing a walk.

The Oilers came out swinging, plating three runs in the top of the first inning on a home run by Preston Griffin. Brian Wahlbrink drew a one-out walk to start the rally, stole second, and then for good measure swiped third. Andy Schutzenhofer followed with a base on balls, sending Griffin to the plate.

Paul Janish came through with a double to score Jerrod Brown, who had walked, in the top of the third inning.

The Oilers added four runs in the fourth inning with a two-run double by Griffin and a sacrifice fly from Brown. Four more Oilers crossed the plate in the fifth inning. Schutzenhofer collected a bases-loaded walk, and Griffin drove in three more runs, giving him eight batted in on the night, with a double.

Wahlbrink finished with two hits and scored three times to go with his three stolen bases. Chris Graziano and Paul Janish also had two hits apiece.

Saturday

OILERS 12, BUCS 0

Oilers AB R H BI Bucs AB R H BI

Graziano lf 4 2 2 0 Harper 3b 3 0 0 0

Wahlbrink cf 3 3 2 0 Stansberry ss 3 0 0 0

Schutznhfr 1b 1 3 0 1 Lundeen dh 2 0 0 0

Griffin ss 5 2 3 8 Zamojc rf 3 0 0 0

Brown dh 1 1 0 1 McGehee lf 3 0 0 0

Janish 3b 4 0 2 1 Trofholtz cf 2 0 1 0

Schau rf 2 0 0 0 Hasbrouck 1b 0 0 0 0

Beale 2b 4 0 0 0 Alexander 2b 2 0 1 0

Richie c 4 1 1 0 Gimenez c 2 0 0 0

Underwood rf 2 0 0 0 Gill 1b 1 0 0 0

Kolkhorst lf 1 0 0 0 Campos lf 1 0 0 0

Zobeck 1b 0 0 0 0 --- - - - -

Totals 31 12 10 11 Totals 22 0 2 0

Peninsula 301 440 0 -- 12

Anchorage 000 000 0 -- 0

E -- Beale, Harper. DP -- Oilers 2. LOB -- Oilers 7, Bucs 3. 2B -- Griffin 2, Janish 2. HR -- Griffin. SB -- Wahlbrink 3. SF -- Brown.

IP H R ER BB SO

Oilers

Lincoln, W 7 2 0 0 0 4

Townsend, L 3 4 4 4 4 5

Buch 3 6 8 6 3 0

McGehee 1 0 0 0 1 0

HBP -- by Lincoln (Hasbrouck). WP -- Buch 2. PB -- Gimenez.



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