Swinging in the rain: Oilers topple Monarchs

  • By Staff Report
  • Monday, June 16, 2014 11:43pm
  • Sports

The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Lake Erie (Michigan) Monarchs 6-3 in seven innings Monday at a rainy and dark Coral Seymour Memorial Park.

The Oilers finished the four-game series with the Monarchs with two wins and two ties. Peninsula is now 5-1-2 overall, while Lake Erie is 2-6-3.

The Oilers take today off before beginning a four-game series with the Oceanside (California) Waves on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Seymour Park.

If not for a three-run Oilers rally in the bottom of the seventh inning that was assisted by the weather, Peninsula and the Monarchs would have tied for the third time in four days.

With the rain quickening and the light dimming, the Oilers quickly made two outs in the bottom of the seventh with the score tied at 3.

AJ Hernandez started the winning rally with a walk, then Josh Rose singled. Jordan Sanford then beat out a roller down the third-base line to load the bases.

Gabriel Munoz then lofted a fly ball into the watery skies above short left field. The left fielder slipped trying to catch the ball, allowing three runs to score unearned.

The game would be called just two pitches later.

The odd sequence of events made a winner out of Sterling pitcher Mitchel Daugherty, who made his first appearance for the Oilers in the top of the seventh.

Daugherty, who just returned from college at Southwest Oregon, pitched one scoreless and hitless inning while walking one and striking out one.

Tyler Gibson got the start for the Oilers. Gibson pitched five innings and give up eight hits and three earned runs while walking one and striking out five.

Chad Rieser made his Oilers debut on the hill in the sixth, pitching a perfect inning and striking out two of the three he faced.

After the Monarchs took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning, the Oilers came right back with two runs in the bottom of the second.

Hernandez walked and would score on a sacrifice fly by Ethan McGill, and Sanford singled and would score on a two-out double by Jake Sandlin.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Oilers took a 3-2 lead when Rose and Sanford led off with singles, then Munoz walked. McGill walked to score Rose.

Sanford led the Oilers by going 3 for 4 with two runs, while Rose was 2 for 3.

Caleb Stayton was 3 for 3 for the Monarchs, while JP Maracani was 2 for 4.

Reliever Jimmy Orwick was the hard-luck loser due to the dropped fly ball.

Monday

Oilers 6, Monarchs 3

Monarchs AB R H BI Oilers AB R H BI

Rwbm lf 3 0 1 1 Yagi 2b 4 0 0 0

Mlr lf 0 0 0 0 Rbwz ss 4 0 0 0

Mcni cf 4 1 2 0 Pske dh 4 0 0 0

Fla ss 2 0 0 1 Hrdz 3b 1 2 0 0

Sytn 1b 3 0 3 0 Rose rf 3 2 2 0

McIy dh 3 0 0 0 Snfd lf 4 2 3 0

Vsy c 3 1 1 0 Mnz c 2 0 0 3

Clhn rf 3 1 1 0 McGl 1b 1 0 0 2

Hfy 3b 2 0 0 0 Sdln cf 3 0 1 1

Flkns 3b 0 0 0 0 —- — — — —

Jnsn 2b 2 0 0 1 —- — — — —

Totals 25 3 8 3 Totals 26 6 6 6

Lake Erie 020 010 0 —3

Oilers 020 100 3 —6

2B — Rowbottom, Maracani, Sandlin. SF — Fiala, Johnson, McGill. SB ­— Maracani, Hernandez. CS — Maracani. LOB — Monarchs 6, Oilers 8.

IP H R ER BB SO

Monarchs

Schneider 6 4 3 3 3 6

Orwick, L 2-3 2 3 0 1 1

Oilers

Gibson 5 8 3 3 1 5

Rieser 1 0 0 0 0 2

Daugherty, W 1 0 0 0 1 1

WP — Schneider, Gibson. PB — Munoz. HB — Schneider 3.

More in Sports

From left, Dain Douthit, Silas Thibodeau, Roman Dunham, Cody Good and Jackson Anding participate in a practice League of Legends match on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Peninsula esports teams ready for state championships

Players contend with changing games, increased pressure, rival rematches

Tela O’Donnell-Bacher and Neldon Gardner hold their plaques after being inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame following a duel wrestling meet on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A celebration of Kenai Peninsula wrestling

Two storied members of local wrestling community inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame

A great horned owl sits in a tree. (USFWS/Colin Canterbury)
Refuge Notebook: Finding perfection in the imperfect

The new snow brought our refuge manager outside for a morning walk

File
Out of the Office: On Andrews’ legacy

I thought it would be appropriate to rerun my column, originally published on June 5, 2001

Skiers from Kenai, Seward and Soldotna start the girls race during the Turkey Trot on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna, Alaska.
Kenai boys, SoHi girls clock top finishes at Turkey Trot ski meet

Kenai boys took the top four finishes of the night

Soldotna’s Jacob Strausbaugh tries to turn Palmer’s Kael Salisbury during the 112-pound final at the Lancer Smith Memorial wrestling tournament Saturday, Nov. 19, in Wasilla. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
Soldotna boys roll to Lancer Smith crown

The Soldotna boys wrestling team won the team title Saturday at the… Continue reading

The Kenai River Brown Bears celebrate a third-period goal Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Brown Bears get 2-game sweep of Wolverines

The Kenai River Brown Bears completed a two-game sweep of the Anchorage… Continue reading

tease
Hockey roundup: Kenai tops Kodiak, Chugiak stops SoHi

The Kenai Central hockey team moved to 2-0 in the Railbelt Conference… Continue reading

tease
Brown Bears come back to beat Wolverines

The Kenai River Brown Bears defeated the Anchorage Wolverines 4-2 on Friday… Continue reading

Most Read