Oilers blasted by Bucs to end road trip

Oilers blasted by Bucs to end road trip

The Peninsula Oilers wrapped up a tough road trip Tuesday night at Mulcahy Stadium with a 12-2 loss to the league-leading Anchorage Bucs in Alaska Baseball League play.

In the last game of a eight-game road trip, the Oilers were outhit 13-7 overall after scoring the first two runs of the game in the first inning. The Oilers finished 2-6 on the road and dropped to 1-2 against the Bucs in 2019.

With the loss, the Oilers (7-12) dropped 6.5 games behind the Bucs (13-5) in the ABL standings.

Ryan Sullivan six RBI’s, hitting 4 for 4 with two runs. Bucs teammate Kaden Hopson went 3 for 4 with two RBI’s. Overall, the Bucs outhit the Oilers 13-7.

Camden Vasquez went 2 for 3 with two walks and a run, while Jaden Fein, Giancarlo Servin, Travis Bohall, Jonathan Villa and Steven Ordorica notched a hit each.

Bucs starter Brody Jessee held the Oilers to two runs over five innings, giving up three hits and six walks with three strikeouts.

The Oilers’ Connor McCord gave up six runs over four frames of work, scattering six hits and three walks while whiffing three.

Steven Ordorica, Calvin Farris and Bryan Woo finished the game in relief. Ordorica gave up a run in the fifth inning on two hits, Farris gave up five runs (two earned) in two innings on five hits and four walks while whiffing two, and Woo struck out the side in one frame of relief.

Fein lined a two-run, two-out single to centerfield in the first inning to give the Oilers a 2-0 lead, but the Bucs scored 12 unanswered to stymie Peninsula the rest of the way.

Anchorage took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the first, starting with a tying two-run double by Sullivan. Hopson followed it up with an RBI single to give the Bucs a lead.

Sullivan knockout out another two-run hit in the bottom of the third with a single, pushing the lead to 5-2, and the hits kept coming. Hopson added another RBI single in the inning.

The Bucs scored four times in the bottom of the sixth.

The Oilers return home Thursday for a 7 p.m. game against the Anchorage Glacier Pilots.

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