The Peninsula Oilers continued to shape their roster for 2007.
Sophomore right-hander Matt Wade will join the Oilers pitching staff. The 5-foot-11 Wade is now attending the University of California, Santa Barbara. As a senior in high school he sported an 8-4 record and 1.02 ERA. In 75 innings pitched he tallied 102 strikeouts and only walked 16 batters. As a freshman at UCSB Wade made 21 appearances, all of which came out of the bullpen. He finished 2006 with a 3-0 mark and a 5.29 ERA in 34 innings pitched. Wade calls Orange, Calif., his home.
Junior two-way player Steve Goins will join the Oilers team. Goins will play the middle infield and pitch for the Oilers. Goins is now attending Cal Baptist University and coached by former Oilers head coach Gary Adcock. His sophomore year, while playing second base, he had a .378 batting average with 42 RBI. Goins also contributed on the pitching mound. In 13 appearances, he compiled a 7-1 record with 41 innings pitched and had 47 strikeouts and 12 walks. Goins is studying kinesiology and calls Fullerton, Calif., home.
Oilers Corner is provided by Shawn Maltby, the general manager of baseball operations for the Alaska Baseball League team.
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