(Peninsula Clarion file)

(Peninsula Clarion file)

Oilers fall to Bucs in Anchorage matchup

The Oilers couldn’t come back to defeat the Anchorage Bucs at Mulcahy Stadium on Tuesday night, losing 8-3.

Owen Christy scored Kenai’s first run on Tuesday night with a solo home run in the top of the third inning.

The Bucs were able to put two runs on the board in the bottom of the third and another three in the bottom of the fourth innings to take the lead.

Kenai couldn’t score in the fourth, despite Christy reaching on a walk and Dylan Ditzenberger hitting a single to put himself on base.

Henry Novicki slammed a two-run homer out of the park in the top of the sixth, giving Kenai a chance to come back.

The Bucs put another two on the board in the bottom of the sixth with a solo home from Shayne Simpson and two singles.

Kenai came back to give themselves an opportunity to score in the top of the eighth with a walk, single and advance on a wild pitch, but left runners stranded to hold the 7-3 score.

Anchorage scored another run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

In Kenai’s final at-bat, Andrew Sojka was the only one who reached the bases, on a single.

The Oilers lost with three runs on seven hits and zero errors. The Bucs won with eight runs on 11 hits and zero errors.

John Olmstead batted two for three for Kenai. Ditzenberger and Sojka each went two for five, and Novicki and Christy collected all three RBIs on their two combined home runs.

Jake Putnam threw four innings. He struck out two batters, walked three and surrendered seven runs on four hits.

Dylan Crowley pitched for three innings, striking out two and walking three. He allowed two runs on two hits.

Lee Atkinson threw an inning. He had one strikeout, one walk and gave up one run and two hits.

The Peninsula Oilers are now 2-6 in the regular season heading into their last game on this road trip against the Chugiak Chinooks at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Reach reporter Camille Botello at camille.botello@peninsulaclarion.com.

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