Oilers drop pair of exhibition games

  • By Staff Report
  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 11:51pm
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It did not count against their Alaska Baseball League record, but the Peninsula Oilers continued a recent slump with a 2-0 loss to the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks on Friday and a 6-1 loss to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Saturday at Mulcahy Park in Anchorage.

The seven-inning exhibitions were showcase events, part of the ABL All-Star weekend in which Outside scouts show up to take in the talent.

After piecing together a streak of six wins in seven games that saw the Oilers leading the American League with a 12-8 record, the club has dropped five in a row — seven straight including the exhibition losses — and has allowed the Anchorage Bucs (13-12) to take the AL lead by a game.

Friday, the Oilers stumbled, notching only two hits in a scoreless outing that saw only three batters reach base.

A.J. Franks pitched a sparkling sixth inning to pick up the win for the Panners, throwing two strikeouts in 17 pitches, while teammate John Schreiber recorded the save in the seventh with one strikeout. David Diaz took the loss for the Oilers, giving up the only two runs of the game on two hits and a walk while striking out two.

A pair of singles by Renae Martinez and Evan Cassolato to begin the bottom of the sixth set up the winning runs. On an ensuing hit by Andrew Carrillo, Oilers third baseman Alex Seifert’s throw to first went wild, allowing Martinez to score. A ground-out by J.D. Hearn later allowed Cassolato to score.

Brent Diaz and Blake Wilfong ended as the only Oilers players to record a hit, getting consecutive singles to start the fifth inning. Diaz made it as far as third base, but a double play swiftly brought the frame to an end.

Saturday, two of the Oilers best relievers gave up runs in the late innings in the loss.

In the sixth inning, the Pilots broke open a 1-all game by getting to Jordan Kron for four runs in an inning. In the seventh, the Pilots scored a run off Paul Lujan.

The Oilers put together just three hits against the Pilots, with Jimmy Galusky getting two of them. The Oilers lone run came when Blake Wilfong grounded out to score Bennett Oliver in the fourth inning.

Today is the Home Run Derby and All-Star game, set for 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, at Mulcahy.

 

Friday

Panners 2, Oilers 0

Oilers AB R H BI Panners AB R H BI

Sfrt 3b 3 0 0 0 Mrtz c 4 1 2 0

Olvr 1b 2 0 0 0 Cslt rf 3 1 1 0

Bke ss 3 0 0 0 Crlo 2b 3 0 0 0

Ruhm rf 3 0 0 0 Bush dh 2 0 0 0

Diaz c 3 0 1 0 Hrn 3b 3 0 0 1

Wlfg dh 2 0 1 0 Bynm cf 2 0 0 0

Glky 2b 2 0 0 0 Jnes ss 3 0 1 0

Fwlk cf 2 0 0 0 Rbts 1b 3 0 0 0

Rvra lf 2 0 0 0 Smnr lf 2 0 0 0

Wlsn lf 0 0 0 0 Wxn ph 1 0 0 0

Totals 22 0 2 0 Totals 26 2 4 1

Oilers 000 000 0 —0

Panners 000 002 0 —2

SB — Carrillo (5). E — Seifert (2). LOB — Oilers 2, Panners 5.

 

IP H R ER BB SO

Oilers

Mata 2.0 1 0 0 1 2

Medeles 1.0 1 0 0 0 1

VanStone 1.0 0 0 0 0 0

Diaz, L 2.0 2 2 0 1 2

Michel 1.0 0 0 0 0 0

Panners

Torson 2.0 0 0 0 1 0

Fernandez 2.0 0 0 0 0 3

Hingst 1.0 2 0 0 0 1

Franks, W 1.0 0 0 0 0 2

Schreiber, S 1.0 0 0 0 0 1

 

T — 1:39.

 

Saturday

Pilots 6, Oilers 1

Oilers AB R H BI Pilots AB R H BI

Sfrt 3b 4 0 0 0 Btsl ss 5 0 1 0

Olvr 1b 2 1 1 0 Lchr cf 3 1 2 0

Jnes 1b 1 0 0 0 Wgnr rf 3 0 1 2

Bke ss 2 0 0 0 Lbsy 1b 4 1 1 0

Flks cf 2 0 0 0 Vzqz dh 2 0 0 0

Wfng c 2 0 0 1 Vrs 1b 1 1 1 0

Sncz c 1 0 0 0 Tcio lf 4 0 0 0

Glsy 2b 3 0 2 0 Abts 3b 4 1 3 1

Wshm dh 2 0 0 0 Nvk 2b 3 1 1 1

Wlsn rf 3 0 0 0 Cmr c 3 1 2 2

Rvra lf 2 0 0 0 —- — — — —

Totals 24 1 3 1 Totals 32 6 12 6

Peninsula 000 100 0 —1

Anchorage 000 104 1 —6

2B — Wagner, Viers, Aboites, Comer. SF — Comer. SB — Locher, Labosky, Novak. LOB — Oilers 6, Pilots 10

 

IP H R ER BB SO

Oilers

Dotson 1 1 0 0 2 1

Stanton 1 0 0 0 0 0

Holden 1 0 0 0 0 1

Abbott 1 2 1 1 0 0

Ennis 1 2 0 0 1 0

Kron, L 1 5 4 4 0 1

Lujan 1 2 1 1 1 0

 

Pilots

Schnieders 3 1 0 0 0 4

Brown 1 1 1 1 2 2

Meservey, W 1 0 0 0 1 0

Labosky 1 1 0 0 0 0

Wainhouse 1 0 0 0 0 0

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