Thursday: Oilers hold off Chinooks

  • By Staff Report
  • Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:53pm
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The Peninsula Oilers walked away with another high-powered victory Thursday night, notching a 4-3 victory over the Chugiak Chinooks at Lee Jordan Field in Chugiak.

Just two nights after racking up 17 base hits in a 16-3 nonleague win over the San Francisco Seals in Kenai, the Oilers mustered another sensational performance behind the plate, getting 15 hits on the Chinooks in a game that counted toward the Alaska Baseball League standings.

The win also gives Peninsula its fifth-straight victory, a stretch that has seen the Oilers outscore their competition 29-11 and lift them into second in the ABL standings, two games behind the leading Mat-Su Miners with a 13-12 record. The Oilers’ overall mark improved to 18-16 with the win.

Shortstop Jeff Chapuran led the Oilers with a 4-for-4 day, hitting two doubles, while Darius Hill hit 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Trey Dawson and Seth DeWitt each had two hits, including a double each.

Cody Wood earned the win on the mound with two earned runs given up on five hits in a five-inning start. Wood struck out five and did not issue a single walk. Ryan Lillie entered in relief and recorded the save with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning.

The Oilers got off to a slow start, leaving seven runners stranded in the first three innings without scoring a run, but the patience paid off.

The Oilers tied the game at one run apiece in the top of the fourth with a sacrifice grounder that resulted in a double play.

The Chinooks reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the frame with a sacrifice fly, but Peninsula was not done yet. In the top of the sixth, a two-RBI single from Hill put the Oilers ahead 3-2, and an RBI double by Trey Dawson tacked on another run.

The two teams will face off again today at 1 p.m. at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage as a nonleague showcase game.

Notes … the Oilers landed 11 players on the ABL All-Star roster, with the All-Star game scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Mulcahy Stadium. The list includes Peninsula shortstop Trey Dawson, designated hitter Jonathan Washam, third baseman Alex Seifert, outfielder Darius Hill, outfielder Brian Ruhm, third baseman Austin Piscotty, first baseman Seth DeWitt and right-handed pitchers Justin Montgomery, Ryan Lillie and Billy Oxford as well as lefty Dom Bazzani.


Thursday at Lee Jordan Field

Oilers 4, Chinooks 3

Oilers AB R H BI Chinooks AB R H BI

Hill, cf 5 1 3 2 Bss, 2b 4 1 1 1

Dwsn, ss 5 0 2 1 Vns, rf 4 0 0 0

Wshm, dh 4 0 1 0 Mlrd, lf 4 1 2 0

Dwt, 1b 4 0 2 0 Mlrd, dh 3 0 0 0

Wfrd, lf 5 0 1 0 Wskr, 1b 3 0 1 1

Szpk, rf 4 0 0 0 Avrz, ss 3 0 1 0

Cprn, 2b 4 2 4 0 Hill, c 3 0 1 0

Hbr, c 3 0 1 0 Snrd, ph 1 0 0 0

Sfrt, 3b 4 1 1 1 Brst, 3b 3 0 1 0

— Sklf, ph 1 0 1 0

— Plsn, cf 3 1 1 0

Totals 38 4 15 4 Totals 32 3 9 2

Oilers 000 103 000 —4 15 3

Chinooks 100 100 100 —3 9 0

HR — Bass (2). SF — Wiskur (2). SH — Alvarez, Poplisen. SB — Dawson (1), Waham (3), Wofford (1), Mallard (9).

LOB — Oilers 10, Chinooks 6.




Wood, W 5.0 5 2 2 0 5

Piscotty 2.0 2 1 1 1 2

Bash 1.0 1 0 0 0 1

Lillie, S 1.0 1 0 0 0 2


Bonsell, L 5.2 10 4 4 3 4

Campe 3.1 5 0 0 0 2

T — 2:44.

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