Oilers help American League take All-Star Game

Oilers help American League take All-Star Game

  • By Staff Report
  • Sunday, July 19, 2015 11:39pm
  • Sports

The Peninsula Oilers helped the American League to a 4-0 victory Saturday at the Alaska Baseball League All-Star Game at Mulcahy Park in Anchorage.

Four Oilers pitchers teamed with other American League pitchers to keep the National League scoreless.

Oilers pitcher Josh Medeles earned the All-Star start and pitched a hitless first inning, striking out a pair.

David Diaz then came on in the third inning and got into a jam before escaping unscathed. Diaz allowed two hits and yielded a walk to load the bases, but then he recorded a strikeout to get out of the inning.

Sean Michel kept the National League down in the fifth inning. He gave up one hit in the inning, while also striking out one.

In the top of the eighth inning, Paul Lujan allowed a hit and a walk, but also struck out one in keeping the shutout alive. Brandon VanStone and Cameron Stanton also were All-Star pitchers for the Oilers, but they did not get into the game.

The position players for the Oilers also played a role in the win.

In the first inning, Ted Boeke had a two-out, RBI single to get the American League on the board. Boeke would strike out twice in the rest of his at-bats.

In the fifth, Brent Diaz reached on an error and stole second before eventually scoring to give the American League a 3-0 lead.

Then in the eighth, James Fowlkes, who had been 0 for 2, singled, stole second, moved to third on a grounder and scored on a passed ball for a 4-0 lead.

Also for the Oilers, Brian Ruhm was 0 for 2, Bennett Oliver was 0 for 1 with a walk, Alex Seifert was 0 for 1, Jimmy Galusky was 0 for 2 and Jordan Washam was 0 for 2.

In the Home Run Derby earlier Sunday, Boeke and pitcher Jordan Kron represented the Oilers, but neither made it to the second round.

In the final round, Joe Wainhouse of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots and Caleb Potter of the Chinooks tied with six home runs apiece. They were still tied after the first one-minute round, so Potter finally won after the second one-minute round.

The Oilers return home today for a crucial homestand against the Anchorage Bucs. The Bucs are currently 13-12 and lead the American League by a game over the 12-13 Peninsula Oilers.

The Oilers play six home games against the Bucs in five days, starting with a 7 p.m. contest tonight at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.


Editor’s note: This story has a correction from a previous edition, modifying the member of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots who was in the Home Run Derby.

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