Oilers topple Glacier Pilots in opener


The Peninsula Oilers opened their season by defeating the Anchorage Glacier Pilots 10-8 on Wednesday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.

The Pilots fall to 2-1 in the Alaska Baseball League.

The Oilers started a 10-game road trip that will take place over just 10 days by using seven different pitchers. Peninsula’s home opener is June 20 at 6 p.m. against the Anchorage Bucs at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Mose Hayes, a product of Homer High School, came up big for the Oilers on the mound. He worked out of a big jam in the eighth inning, then pitched the ninth.

Hayes went 1 2-3 innings, giving up a run on a hit while striking out one.

The Oilers were tough to stop on offense the entire game.

Bren Wilkinson was 3 for 6 with a triple and two RBIs, Josiah Chavez was 3 for 6 with a triple and two RBIs, Ben Griffin was 3 for 4 and William Grimm was 2 for 5.

Connor Kershaw got the start for the Oilers, pitching two innings and giving up two runs on three hits while striking out one.

Ty Correa pitched an inning, giving up a run on two hits.

Connor Throneberry threw a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk.

Sam Silversmith also pitched an inning, yielding one run on two hits while striking out two.

Ryne Palmer also pitched one inning of scoreless and hitless baseball, walking one.

Finally, Ben Craig went 1 1-3 innings, letting in two runs on two hits while striking out three and walking two.

The Oilers stay at Mulcahy Stadium to face the Bucs at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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