The Peninsula Oilers opened the 2014 Alaska Baseball League season with a non-league shutout of the San Francisco Seals 9-0 on Sunday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.
Opening Day for the Oilers proved an overwhelming success with the victory for the baseball team, and a successful opening of the ballpark following the destruction to the grandstands during last weekend’s windstorm. The ballpark hosted Sunday’s game following a week’s worth of construction and clean-up; with community, Oilers board members and volunteers all working toward opening day.
Oilers 9 – San Fransisco Seals 0
The Oilers posted nine runs on just five base hits in their 9-0 victory over the Seals. An eight-run, 5th inning propelled the Oilers to the win; the inning featured three hits, four walks and a hit batter leading to eight runs and seven RBI.
For the game, starting pitcher Sean Mason earned the win with five innings work; recording seven strikeouts and allowing two hits. Cody Richey and Jeff Paschke each threw two innings and allowed no runs and no hits.
The Oilers face the San Francisco Seals on Monday at 7:00 p.m. at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.
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