Bucs rally in 8th to saddle Oilers with 1st loss

The Peninsula Oilers fell to the Anchorage Bucs 6-2 on Thursday in Alaska Baseball League play at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.

The Oilers, now 1-1 in the ABL, had a 2-0 lead headed to the bottom of the eighth inning, but Anchorage rallied with six runs.

The Oilers went up 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning when Bren Wilkinson started the inning with a single, then stole second with two outs.

Khadim Diaw came through with the clutch single to score Wilkinson.

In the seventh inning, the Oilers made it 2-0 when Ben Griffin started the inning with a walk.

Griffin made it to second on an error by the catcher, then scored on a single by Michael Rodda, who finished 3 for 4.

Meanwhile, Oilers pitchers Arnad Mulamekic, Ryan Brown and Connor Throneberry had shut the Bucs down.

Mulamekic had pitched the first three innings and given up three hits while walking two and striking out one.

Brown then pitched a scoreless and hitless two innings, striking out one.

Throneberry then had a dominant two innings, not allowing a hit while striking out six and walking one.

In the top of the eighth, the Oilers brought in Harrison Metz, a product of Homer High School and the American Legion Twins program, for his ABL debut.

Metz, who would be saddled with the loss, walked the first three batters he faced and was removed from the game.

Ryne Palmer was greeted by a single by Jacob Rebrook that tied the game at 2.

After Palmer struck out Dylan Maltby, Jaxon Sorenson walked to reload the bases.

Palmer rebounded by striking out Lex Boedicker.

Palmer then went to an 0-2 count on Curtis Hebert, but Hebert battled all the way back for a walk that forced in a run for a 3-2 score.

Cade Lacy then blew the game wide open with a double that scored three for a 6-2 lead.

The Oilers stay on the road for what will be the third game of a 10-game road trip Friday, when they travel to Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer to face the Mat-Su Miners at 6 p.m.

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