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Oilers finish season

Peninsula gets win over Miners

Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2002

The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Mat-Su Miners 4-1 Wednesday at the Anchorage Bucs Wood Bat Invitational at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage, but were later eliminated from the tournament.

Peninsula's victory over the Miners put the Oilers at 3-3 in the round-robin tournament. In order for the Oilers to have a chance at being one of the top three teams to play in the semifinals and championship Thursday, the Anchorage Glacier Pilots would have had to lose to the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks Wednesday.

But the Pilots topped the Panners 4-3 in extra innings. This left the Panners at 5-1 for the tournament, and left Athletes in Action and the Pilots at 4-2. It also meant the season is over for the 2002 Oilers.

AIA and the Pilots will meet at 3 p.m. today in Anchorage, and the winner will go on to face the Panners in the championship at 6 p.m.

The Oilers got a victory in their final game of the season behind a dominant pitching performance from Mike Davern and a big second inning.

Davern struck out 10 batters in just five innings of work. He gave up two hits and no runs in that time. Noel Clark and Adrian Schau finished up on the mound for the Oilers.

In the second inning, the Oilers gave Davern all the cushion he would need. Chris Graziano singled to score Schau and Paul Janish and Brian Wahlbrink hit a sacrifice fly to bring home Blake Jones as the Oilers took a 3-0 lead.

Schau finished up the scoring for the Oilers in the sixth inning by scoring on a wild pitch.

Daniel Underwood also had a big night at the plate for the Oilers, collecting three hits.

Wednesday

OILERS 4, MINERS 1

Oilers AB R H BI Miners AB R H BI

Graziano lf 4 0 1 2 Swope rf 4 0 1 0

Wahlbrink cf 3 0 2 1 Westfall 3b 4 0 0 0

Schutznhfr 1b 2 0 0 0 Ciarmella lf 1 1 0 0

Brown 1b 0 0 0 0 Duran ss 3 0 2 0

Underwood rf 4 0 3 0 Lacheur 1b 3 0 1 0

Kolkhorst 2b 4 0 0 0 Fossum cf 2 0 1 1

Schau dh 2 2 1 0 Blood 2b 3 0 0 0

Janish ss 2 1 1 0 Grady c 3 0 0 0

Cox 3b 1 0 0 0 Seccombe dh 2 0 0 0

Jones c 2 1 0 0 ---- -- -- -- --

Totals 24 4 8 3 Totals 25 1 5 1

Peninsula 030 001 0 --4

Miners 000 001 0 --1

DP -- Miners 2. LOB -- Miners 7, Oilers 8. SB -- Seccombe. CS -- Wahlbrink. SA -- Cox. SF -- Wahlbrink, Fossum.

IP H R ER BB SO

Oilers

Davern, W 5 2 0 0 1 10

Clark 1 2 1 1 1 0

Schau 1 1 0 0 0 1

Miners

Tripoli, L 5 7 3 3 3 2

Rembert 1 2-3 1 0 0 1 1

Friesen 1-3 0 1 1 3 1

HBP -- by Davern (Ciaramella). WP -- Friesen. BK -- Davern. T -- 2:00. A -- 22.



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