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Oilers can’t take the Heat at NBC

Walks, errors pile up as Peninsula squad fails to extend its season

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Costly walks and errors led to the end of the Peninsula Oilers’ season Monday at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan.

The Oilers lost to the Havasu Heat of Arizona 9-5 in the sixth round of the loser’s bracket at the World Series.

Oilers starting pitcher Ryan Mottern gave up five runs in 2 1-3 innings of work, due largely to the fact that he walked six batters. The Oilers also committed three errors in the game and gave up two unearned runs.

Mottern immediately got into trouble in the bottom of the first. Keanon Simon opened up the inning with a single, then Mottern walked the next two batters to load the bases. After recording a strikeout, Mottern let in a run on a groundout before recording another strikeout.

The Oilers rallied in the third inning for a 4-1 lead. Omar Padilla got the squad on the board when he scored on a throwing error by the catcher.

Rocky Laguna then scored on a double by Brandon Hancock, then Andy Preston scored on a groundout by Austin Yount. David Newby then scored Hancock with a single.

However, Mottern plunged right back into trouble in the bottom of the inning. The pitcher walked the first four batters of the inning to force in a run. Mottern managed to record an out on a fielder’s choice, but an RBI single by Clint Robertson resulted in reliever Darrell Fisherbaugh entering the game with the bases loaded.

Fisherbaugh recorded a strikeout, but a single by Josh Tarnow let two runs in and gave the Heat a 5-4 lead.

The Oilers tied the game in the top of the fourth when Mark Thompson doubled with one out, then eventually came around to score on a groundout by Preston.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Oilers put themselves into a hole they would not get out of.

Simon started the inning with a walk, then an error by first baseman Preston put runners at second and third with nobody out. The Heat took advantage of the Oilers mistakes by getting runs on a groundout and a single by Bobby Spain.

Spain would eventually come around to score on a costly two-out throwing error by Austin Yount.

In the next inning, the Heat brought in reliever Josh Dew and Dew would assure there would be no Oilers comeback this time. Dew went 4 1-3 scoreless innings, giving up one hit, walking two and striking out seven.

Thompson, Laguna and Newby each had two hits in the game for the Oilers, who were searching for their fourth NBC title.

Monday’s game

Heat 9, Oilers 5

Oilers AB R H BI Heat AB R H BI

Thompsn cf 5 1 2 0 Simon cf 3 3 1 0

Laguna rf 5 1 2 0 Williams lf 3 1 0 0

Preston 1b 5 1 1 1 Martinez 1b 3 2 2 2

Hancock dh 4 1 1 1 Spain 3b 4 2 1 2

Yount 2b 4 0 0 1 Willimmee rf 2 1 0 1

Hagstrm 3b 2 0 0 0 Petersn ph 3 0 1 0

Newby lf 3 0 2 1 Robrtsn dh 4 0 1 1

Opdyke c 4 0 0 0 Tavelli 2b 4 0 1 0

Padilla ss 4 1 1 0 Tarnow c 4 0 2 2

—— — — — — Foschi ss 4 0 0 0

Totals 36 5 9 4 Totals 34 9 9 8

Peninsula 004 100 000 —5

Havasu 104 301 00X —9

E — Preston 2, Yount, Tarnow. LOB — Oilers 9, Heat 8. 2B — Thompson, Hancock, Martinez. 3B — Thompson. HR — Martinez. SB — Laguna, Tarnow.

IP H R ER BB SO

Oilers

Mottern 2 1-3 2 5 5 6 3

Fisherbaugh, L 1 1-3 4 3 1 1 3

Matsumoto 2 1-3 1 1 1 0 3

Koons 2 2 0 0 0 2

Heat

Ibarz 3 6 4 4 2 3

Walker 1 2 1 1 0 1

Sanersius 2-3 0 0 0 0 0

Dew, W 4 1-3 1 0 0 2 7

HBP — by Sanersius (Newby).



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