Oilers fall to Chinooks for 3rd straight loss

  • By Staff Report
  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:59pm
  • Sports

The offense slowed Thursday night as the Peninsula Oilers were handed a 6-1 loss by the Chugiak Chinooks at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Mired in a 2-8 stretch, starting with their 9-2 loss in the delayed Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks, the Oilers didn’t score until the bottom of the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Seth DeWitt that scored Trey Dawson, and only had two hits through the first five innings. By the time they notched their first run, the Oilers were already staring at a 6-0 deficit. The loss was the team’s third in a row.

The Chinooks notched 10 hits to the Oilers’ five, led by Zach Sanford’s 3-for-4 day and Will Bass’ 3-for-5 outing. Ethan Wiskur also had two hits, including a double and an RBI that added to his total of 13, ranked second in the league.

Peninsula catcher Jared Huber led the Oilers, going 2 for 3 with a double.

On the mound, Zack Hamilton was given the loss, going six innings and giving up three earned runs on six hits and four walks, while striking out five. Yi-Hsin Huang struck out two and gave up a run on two hits in a single inning of relief, while Austin Piscotty finished the final two frames of two-hit ball.

Wiskur opened the scoring with a two-out RBI single in the first inning, then Bass continued the momentum in the second with an RBI single that resulted in Bass making it to second base on an error by Huber.

The Chinooks made life really difficult in the top of the sixth when Mason Mallard reached on a single that ultimately scored two runs, pushing the lead to 4-0.

The two teams will face off tonight at 7 p.m. at Coral Seymour and will play a doubleheader Saturday, starting at 5 p.m.

Thursday

Chin AB R H BI Oilers AB R H BI

Bass 2b 5 1 3 1 Hill cf 5 0 1 0

Mlrd lf 4 0 1 3 Dwn ss 3 1 0 0

Vnu rf 3 0 0 0 Wng dh 4 0 0 0

Mlrd dh 3 0 0 0 DWt 2 0 1 1

Wkr 1b 5 1 2 1 Wfrd lf 4 0 1 0

Sfd ss 5 0 1 0 Bgs 2b 4 0 0 0

Hill c 5 0 0 0 Spk rf 4 0 0 0

Brst 3b 3 2 0 0 Hbr c 3 0 2 0

Sfd cf 4 2 3 0 Sft 3b 2 0 0 0

Totals 37 6 10 5 Totals 31 1 5 1

Chugiak 110 002 110 —6

Peninsula 000 000 010 —1

2B — Wiskur, Huber. SF — Mallard, DeWitt. SB — Shackelford. E — Boerst. LOB — Chinooks 11, Oilers 9.

IP H R ER BB SO

Chinooks

Batten, W 7 4 0 0 3 6

Masotto 2 1 1 0 0 0

Oilers

Hamilton, L 6 6 4 3 4 5

Huang 1 2 1 1 0 2

Piscotty 2 2 1 1 1 2

WP — Hamilton, Huang. HB — Batten, Masotto, Hamilton.

T — 2:34.

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