Oilers win first two at Wood Bat tourney

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2003

The Peninsula Oilers opened the Anchorage Bucs Wood Bat Invitational with a pair of wins Tuesday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.

The Oilers started off the tournament by downing the host Bucs 1-0 Tuesday morning in a game that had been postponed due to Monday's rain. The Oilers came back to beat the Anchorage Glacier Pilots 4-2 Tuesday evening.

The Oilers will continue in Wood Bat play today against the Mat-Su Miners at 4:30 p.m.

In the morning game, the Oilers, playing as the home team, ended the game with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning as all games in the Wood Bat tournament are seven-inning affairs.

Garrett Schoenberger was hit by a pitch to lead off the Oilers half of the seventh, and after Joe Frazee drew a walk, Joe Holland put down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners to second and third.

After a fly-ball out, Brent Lewis was intentionally walked to load the bases, and Josh Lex followed by drawing a base on balls, pushing the winning run across the plate.

Starting pitcher Kris Gawriluk went five innings, allowing two hits and giving up two walks while striking out five. Reliever Paul Coleman got the win after throwing two hitless innings, striking out two and walking one.

The Oilers led early in their second game, plating three runs in the bottom of the second inning against the Glacier Pilots.

Paul John Zobeck and Jimmy Bacon drew back-to-back walks with one out to start the Oilers' rally, and after a fly-ball out, a walk by Frazee loaded the bases.

Joe Holland reached on an error, allowing Zobeck to score, Dusty Bensko drew a walk to force in another run, and Brent Lewis singled to drive in the third run of the inning.

The Glacier Pilots scored two runs in the top of the fifth, but the Oilers pushed across an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth.

Zobeck reached and advanced to second on an error, then scored on a single by Bacon.

Oilers starter Ladd Hall gave up two runs on four hits, striking out four and walking one in 6 1-3 innings of work, and Bensko came on in relief, getting a double play to end the Pilots' seventh-inning rally.

OILERS 1, BUCS 0

Bucs ab r h bi Oilers ab r h bi

Wilson 2b 3 0 0 0 Holland 2b 3 0 1 0

Grooms lf 3 0 0 0 Bensko 1b 4 0 0 0

Jacobitz dh 2 0 0 0 Lewis 3b 3 0 0 0

Susuki c 3 0 1 0 Lex lf 2 0 0 1

Thompson ss 2 0 0 0 Fritz c 2 0 1 0

Gulick cf 3 0 0 0 Dahl rf 3 0 0 0

Jamison 3b 2 0 0 0 Bacon ss 2 0 0 0

Mehl rf 2 0 1 0 Schnbrgr dh 1 1 0 0

Clapper 1b 2 0 0 0 Frazee cf 2 0 0 0

Totals 22 0 2 0 Totals 22 1 2 1

Anchorage 000 000 0 0

Peninsula 000 000 1 1

E Bacon, Jamison. LOB Bucs 4, Oilers 10. SB Holland, Susiki, Thompson. CS Gulick. S Holland.

IP H R ER BB SO

Timms, L 6 2-3 2 1 1 7 6

Oilers

Gawriluk 5 2 0 0 2 5

Coleman, W 2 0 0 0 1 2

HBP by Timms (Schoenberger). WP Gawriluk.

OILERS 4, GLACIER PILOTS 2

Pilots ab r h bi Oilers ab r h bi

Ellsbury cf 4 1 1 0 Holland 2b 4 0 0 0

Ortega ss 2 1 0 0 Bensko 1b 1 0 0 1

Bowker lf 3 0 2 1 Lewis 3b 3 0 1 1

Higashi c 3 0 0 0 Lex lf 3 0 0 0

Realini 2b 3 0 0 0 Dahl rf 3 0 1 0

Paulk rf 3 0 0 0 Zobeck dh 2 2 0 0

Pratt 1b 3 0 0 0 Bacon ss 2 1 1 1

Dyson dh 2 0 0 0 Schnbrgr c 3 0 0 0

McGinnis 3b 3 0 1 0 Frazee cf 2 1 1 0

Totals 26 2 4 1 Totals 23 4 4 3

Anchorage 000 020 0 2

Peninsula 030 001 0 4

E Bacon 2, Lewis, Realini 2. DP Oilers 2. LOB Oilers 6, Pilots 6.

IP H R ER BB SO

Pilots

Rivas, L 1 2-3 0 3 0 5 2

Shipman 2 1-3 2 0 0 0 3

Bostick 2 2 1 0 0 1

Oilers

Hall, W 6 1-3 4 2 2 1 4

Bensko, S 2-3 0 0 0 0 0

HBP by Hall (Ortega 2). WP Hall 2.



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