Oilers defeat Chinooks in 10 innings

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The Peninsula Oilers defeated the host Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks 10-7 in 10 innings Thursday at Lee Jordan Field in Alaska Baseball League play.

The Oilers, who trailed 7-3 at one point in the game, tied the game at 7 with a two-out rally in the bottom of the ninth.

Peninsula entered the inning trailing 7-6 and two were out when Graiden West singled. Chase Katafias and Jerry Nix then walked to bring Chinooks reliever Ryan Mathiesen into the game.

Mathiesen walked then walked Cole Jordan to tie the game at 7 when West scored.

Casey Burnham then grounded out to end the inning.

The Oilers then got three runs in the top of the 10th, while Nick Welch pitched the third of three scoreless innings to nail down the win.

The Mat-Su Miners currently lead the league at 6-2, while the Anchorage Glacier Pilots are at 4-3, the Oilers are 3-4, and the Chinooks and Anchorage Bucs are 3-5.

The Oilers stay on the road to face the Pilots at 7 p.m. at Mulcahy Stadium today.

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