Pilots rally late to topple Oilers

  • By Staff Report
  • Monday, July 21, 2014 11:43pm
  • Sports

The Peninsula Oilers dropped a 9-4 decision to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Monday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

The loss is the sixth straight overall for the Oilers, as well as the fourth straight in the Alaska Baseball League. Peninsula is now 9-18 in the ABL and 18-21-2 overall. The Glacier Pilots move to 15-15 in the league and sit four games behind the Mat-Su Miners in the National League.

The Pilots and Oilers finish the series with a 5 p.m. doubleheader today at Seymour Park.

Monday, the Oilers came back from an early deficit to tie the game at 4 after eight innings, but the Pilots jumped on Oilers reliever Cody Richey in the ninth inning for five runs (four earned) on four hits. Richey got one out in the ninth before Scott Torrey came in to record the final two outs.

Both teams had nine hits in the game, but the Oilers made four errors and walked nine, while the Pilots were errorless and walked five.

The Pilots jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Justin Protacio started the game with a walk, then Chester Pak reached on an error to put runners on first and third.

Kevin Viers then tripled to score Protacio and Pak, then Trevor Podratz scored Viers on a sacrifice fly.

After that, Oilers starter Dallas DeVrieze settled in and Peninsula began to battle back into the game.

DeVrieze would go eight innings and give up four runs (two earned) with seven walks and four strikeouts. He threw 143 pitches.

In the bottom of the fourth, Jake Sandlin started the inning with a single. With one away, Ethan McGill and Alex Rubanowitz singled to score Sandlin. Nick Thurman then singled to load the bases, but the Oilers could score no more runs.

In the bottom of the fifth, Mylz Jones made it 3-2 with a monstrous home run to left field.

In the top of the eighth, the Pilots got to DeVrieze for one more unearned run. Viers and Podratz both reached on errors before Clayton Taylor singled to score Viers.

But the Oilers battled back with two runs to tie the game at 4 in the bottom of the eighth. Jeff Paschke had the big blow in the inning, doubling to score Rubanowitz and Thurman.

But the Pilots put away the Oilers when Cody Richey came on in relief of DeVrieze to start the ninth. Anchorage sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning, racking up five of their nine hits.

Protacio, Viers and Riley Adams had two hits for the Pilots, with Viers piling up three runs and three RBIs. For the Oilers, Paschke had three hits, including two doubles, while Thurman added a pair of hits.

 

Monday

Pilots 9, Oilers 4

Pilots AB R H BI Oilers AB R H BI

Pcio ss 4 2 2 0 Jnes ss 4 1 1 1

Pak cf 5 2 1 1 Sdln cf 2 1 1 0

Vrs 3b 5 3 2 3 Snfd lf 4 0 0 0

Pdtz 1b 4 0 0 1 McGl 1b 4 0 1 0

Tylr 2b 3 1 1 1 Rbwz 3b 5 1 1 1

Adms dh 5 1 2 1 Trmn c 4 1 2 0

Wood lf 5 0 1 1 Pske dh 4 0 3 2

Snz rf 3 0 0 0 Hndz 2b 3 0 0 0

Grri c 3 0 0 0 Rose rf 4 0 0 0

Totals 37 9 9 8 Totals 34 4 9 4

Pilots 300 000 015 —9

Oilers 000 110 020 —4

2B — Wood, Paschke 2. 3B — Pak, Viers. HR — Jones. SF — Podratz. SH — Hernandez. SB ­— Protacio 2, Pak, Taylor. LOB — Pilots 11, Oilers 10. E — Oilers 4, Pilots 0. DP — Pilots 1, Oilers 2.

 

IP H R ER BB SO

Pilots

Flores 6 7 2 2 1 3

York 2 2 2 2 3 2

Dellinger, W 1 0 0 0 1 1

Oilers

DeVrieze 8 4 4 2 7 4

Richey, L 1-3 4 5 4 2 0

Torrey 2-3 1 0 0 0 1

WP — Dellinger, DeVrieze. HB — by Dellinger (Sandlin). P-S — Flores 81-57, York 38-21, Dellinger 22-13, DeVrieze 143-85, Richey 36-20, Torrey 10-7. T — 2:41.

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