Oilers battle Glacier Pilots

  • By Staff Report
  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:24am
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The Peninsula Oilers wrapped up a home series against the Anchorage Glacier Pilots Wednesday night with a 7-5 loss at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

The loss dropped the Oilers below .500 for the first time this summer at 6-7 in the Alaska Baseball League standings and 9-11 overall. The Pilots took two of three against the Oilers in their three-game series at Coral Seymour.

Tyler Shumpert started on the mound and went six innings with five runs (three earned) on five hits and four walks, while striking out six. Shumpert delivered 109 pitches on the night, a tall order for the Baylor University reliever.

“I had a nice fastball, and my slider worked really well,” Shumpert told 1140 ESPN in a postgame interview. “I controlled those two pitches really well.”

The Oilers pitching staff issued eight walks, with five runs scoring on them. Meanwhile, the Pilots walked just one batter.

While the Oilers got runs across in the third and sixth innings, the big blast of the night came courtesy of Trey Dawson, who took care of business in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run homer, cutting the Pilots deficit to 5-4.

In the next inning, Shih-Tsung Wang reached base on a fielder’s choice, then Jonathan Washam scored Wang on a double to tie it up at five runs apiece.

However, Anchorage responded in the top of the seventh, scoring Dashawn Keirsey Jr. on a pass ball by Oilers reliever Dom Bazzani for the go-ahead run. Bazzani finished with the one run on zero hits in his two innings of relief, striking out two in the process.

No Pilots batter had multiple hits, while Washam was left as the lone Oilers batter with two hits on four appearances.

The Oilers will continue their homestand with a 7 p.m. ABL contest tonight against the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks at Coral Seymour.

Wednesday

Pilots 7, Oilers 5

Pilots AB R H BI Oilers AB R H BI

Wtsn, ss 5 0 1 2 Hill, cf 4 1 1 1

Krsy, cf 3 2 1 2 Dwsn, ss 4 1 1 3

Gtmr, 2b 5 0 1 0 Wfrd, lf 4 0 1 0

Glte, dh 4 0 1 1 Dwtt, 1b 4 0 1 0

Ekhf, 1b 2 1 0 0 Wng, dh 4 1 0 0

Lbsk, 1b 2 0 0 0 Wshm, c 4 0 2 1

Rttr, 3b 4 0 0 0 Bggs, 2b 4 1 1 0

Knmn, rf 1 2 0 0 Psty, 3b 3 0 0 0

Grne, c 2 1 1 0 Szpk, rf 3 1 1 0

Wtrs, ph 1 0 0 0 —

Hrd, lf 4 1 1 1 —

Totals 33 7 6 6 Totals 34 5 8 5

Pilots 020 300 101 —7 6 1

Oilers 001 031 000 —5 8 1

SH — Szpik. SB — Keirsey Jr. (2), Gerstenmaier (1), Gillette (4), Eikhoff (1), Kinamon (3), Hurd (2). E — Lungwitz (1), Boggs (2).

LOB — Pilots 7, Oilers 4.

IP H R ER BB SO

Pilots

Lungwitz 4.2 5 4 4 1 4

Holdgrafer, W 4.1 3 1 1 0 4

Oilers

Shumpert 6.0 5 5 3 4 6

Bazzani, L 2.0 0 1 1 3 2

Montgomery 1.0 1 1 1 1 1

T — 2:43.

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