Oilers end 2-8 road trip

The Peninsula Oilers finished up a 10-game road trip by losing to the Anchorage Bucs on Friday and the Mat-Su Miners on Saturday in Alaska Baseball League play.

Both games were seven innings and were at Mulcahy Stadium as part of the ABL Showcase.

Peninsula finished the trip with a 2-8 record and falls to 8-20 in the Alaska Baseball League. The Oilers must finish in the top four of the league to make the playoffs. The Bucs were playing the Miners on Saturday night, but before that game the Oilers were behind the fourth-place Bucs by 5.5 games.

Friday, the Bucs cruised past the Oilers 9-2.

The Oilers got off to a great start, with Trevor Antonson walking with one out, then John Olmstead cranking a two-run home run.

After that, Bucs starter Diego Barrera settled in and got the win. He pitched seven innings and gave up six hits and no walks while striking out nine.

The Bucs were able to solve Oilers starter and loser Mason Posey. Posey gave up eight runs and eight hits in 3 1-3 innings, as Anchorage led 8-2 by the end of the fourth inning.

Oilers reliever Henry Bird gave up a run on two hits in 2 2-3 innings of work.

Antonson finished 2 for 3 for the Oilers, while Garrett Pennington, Dylan Ditzenberger and Henry Novicki also recording hits.

Saturday, the Oilers lost to the Miners 1-0.

Andre Orselli was the hard-luck loser for the Oilers. Orselli went the distance, giving up two hits and a run when the Miners ended the game with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Orselli walked three and struck out two.

Orselli carried a no-hitter into the bottom of the seventh inning with the game scoreless.

Nick Cirelli started the inning with a walk, then Casey Rother singled to put runners on first and second. Ricky Nunez came in to run for Cirelli.

After Aaron Walters bunted the runners to second and third, Tyler Rando was intentionally walked. Gerard Sweeney then singled to end the game.

The Oilers left seven runners on base. Peninsula was able to get runners to scoring position in the first and seventh innings.

Antonson, Pennington, Novicki, Grant Roosma and Andrew Sojka had hits for the Oilers.

Peninsula begins a 10-game stretch at home Tuesday with a 6 p.m. game against the Chugiak Chinooks.

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