Oilers sign shortstop
The Peninsula Oilers recently signed Bobby Spano for the 2001 season. Spano is a junior at Florida Atlantic University and is a recent transfer from Florida State University.
The 5-foot-10 shortstop joins the Oilers along with teammate Nelson Lopez. Spano is from Naples, Fla., and is majoring in communications.
Florida Atlantic was also home to lefty Carmen Cali, a mainstay of the 1999 Oilers pitching staff. Cali signed with the St. Louis Cardinals Single A team at New Jersey of the New York-Penn League where he posted a 4.89 earned-run average in 14 starts. Cali struck out 55 batters in 70 innings pitched.
For more information about the Peninsula Oilers and the Alaska Baseball League, check out the team's Web site at www.kenai/penoilbb, stop by the Oilers office on the corner of Cook Ave. and Main Street in Kenai or call 283-7133.
Oilers Corner is submitted weekly during the offseason by Mike Baxter, baseball operations manager of the Peninsula Oilers Alaska Baseball League team.
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