The Peninsula Oilers have added a pair of juniors from the Big Ten Conferences University of Illinois.
First baseman and outfielder Andy Schutzenhofer from Swansea, Ill., was a freshman all-American in 2000 and was named to the all-Big Ten team in 2000 and 2001.
Right-handed pitcher Tim Gorski of Lindenhurst, Ill., was a member of the 2000 Northwoods League all-star team and studies economics.
Schutzenhofer and Gorski are college teammates of 2000-2001 Oilers first and third baseman Luke Simmons, a two-time all-Alaska selection.
Left-handed pitcher Mario Ramos (Oilers 1997) was a combined 16-4 in 2001 with the Oakland Athletics Triple A Sacramento Rivercats of the Pacific Coast League and the Midland Rockhounds of the Double A Texas League.
Pitcher Kenny Baugh (Oilers 1998), a 2001 first-round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers, was a combined 3-4 splitting time with the West Michigan Whitecaps and the Erie Sea Wolves.
Forrest Johnson, a catcher and outfielder with the 1999 Oilers, had a team-leading 15 home runs, appearing primarily as a designated hitter, for the Whitecaps.
Oilers Corner is submitted weekly during the offseason by Mike Baxter, baseball operations manager for the Peninsula Oilers Alaska Baseball League team. For more information, contact the Oilers at 283-7133 or stop by the office on the corner of Cook Avenue and Main Street in Kenai.
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