Oilers rained out again, set for 3 straight doubleheaders

For a second consecutive night, Mother Nature won as steady rains forced the postponement of Alaska Baseball League play between the Peninsula Oilers and Anchorage Glacier Pilots.

The two teams were scheduled to begin a regular season-ending six-game series Tuesday, but the wet weather has made for a considerably tightened schedule to end the season. Instead of six games in five days, the Oilers and Pilots will attempt to play six games in three days at Coral Seymour Memorial Ballpark.

Three doubleheaders are now scheduled for today, Friday and Saturday, with game one start times scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. All three days will be free admission for fans.

The Oilers hold a 4-1 season series lead over the Pilots with a playoff spot in their sights, but have tumbled down the standing with a three-game losing skid. The top four teams in the ABL standings play in the postseason, and the Oilers (19-19) currently hold the third spot, five games behind the league-leading Mat-Su Miners (26-16), three games ahead of the fourth-place Pilots (15-21) and five games ahead of the cutoff line, which is represented by the Chugiak Chinooks (16-25).

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