Oilers add 3 players

Posted: Friday, October 05, 2007

The Peninsula Oilers recently announced the signing of three new players, all from St. Mary's College, for the upcoming 2007-08 Alaska Baseball League season.

Anthony Aliotti, a sophomore who calls Pittsburg, Calif., home, will play first base and pitch for the Oilers next season while Brandon Berl and Jimmy Munill, both sophomores, will pitch in Coral Seymour Memorial Park next summer.

Aliotti, who started all 51 games for St. Mary's as a true freshman, was selected as a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball after batting .320 (55-for-172), which was second on the team, with one home run and a team-best 37 RBIs. He also recorded 23 runs, a pair of doubles, 60 total bases and a team-leading 30 walks while racking up a .438 on base percentage.

In 12 appearances and 10 starts, Aliotti went 6-4 with a 4.44 ERA with 46 strikeouts in 52.2 innings of work.

Berl, who is from Moreno Valley, Calif., was 4-5 in 14 starts as a freshman. Owning a 4.35 ERA, he fanned 59 in 82.2 innings, including a career-high 10 strikeouts in seven innings against Southern Utah on March 17.

Leading his team as a true freshman in 2007 with a 2.91 ERA, Munill struck out 18 in 21.2 innings out of the bullpen. He limited opponents to a .253 average, 21 hits and seven earned runs.

According to Oilers general manager Shawn Maltby, Munill, from Roseville, Calif., will be a key to next season's pitching staff.

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