Oilers beat Pilots after 19-day wait

  • By Staff Report
  • Friday, July 8, 2016 12:13am
  • Sports

The Peninsula Oilers lost a 10-2 Alaska Baseball League matchup Thursday night to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots at Mulcahy Field, just a few hours after wrapping up a 3-1 win that came nearly three weeks after it began.

Prior to the late game, the two teams resumed a 12-inning affair that had stood unresolved since June 17. The Oilers beat the Pilots 3-1, a lead that had stood for approximately 19 days and 20 hours. The game was originally suspended after the sprinkler system kicked in precisely at 10 p.m. on June 17, while the Oilers battled the Pilots into the 12th frame.

The interruption delayed the game for about 30 minutes before the water works ceased, but by then the field was deemed too wet to play on, and the night was called.

Thursday, the Oilers finished off the job, scoring the win with a half inning of relief pitching.

The later loss put the squad into a deeper hole in the ABL standings. With the loss, the Oilers are mired in a 5-9 skid, and have fallen to 2 1-2 games behind the league-leading Mat-Su Miners with a 10-11 record. The Oilers are 13-15 overall.

After two straight days of rained-out games, the Oilers are also facing a reshuffled schedule. The weather forced the Oilers to cancel two games later in the season, but also left Peninsula with four doubleheaders in five days from July 29 to August 2.

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