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Straka making an impression

...for the Bison, leading the team with a 3.49 ERA. Stevens said Straka's pitching drew the attention of former Oilers manager Dennis Machado, who wanted to bring Straka to the Oilers then. But in the fifth inning of Straka's last college...
Oilers prevail in 10th

...home opener on Friday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park. "Wiz got himself a good pitch to hit and just crushed it," Oilers manager Dennis Machado said after the team won its third straight to start the season. "I was just looking for a pitch...
Oilers nip AIA Fire with 9th-inning rally

...I had to put the ball in play," he said. "I wasn't trying to do too much." "That was a tough at-bat," Oilers manager Dennis Machado said. "He was patient and got himself a pitch to hit." With the win, the Oilers improved to 6-2...
Orozco notches no-hitter vs. Miners: Doubleheader sweep of Mat-Su also includes grand slam by Popick, home run by Wisdom

...just two and recorded five strikeouts. "It was a complete team effort," Orozco said. "He just located well," Oilers manager Dennis Machado said. "Anytime a guy is able to throw a no-hitter, he's taking control of at-bats. Eddie...
Oilers beat Pilots, gain on ABL leaders

...traveled for me." "That inning got us going," Grimes added. Peninsula didn't come out with enough energy, said Oilers manager Dennis Machado. "Those guys came ready to play," he said of the Pilots. "You got to show up and you got to battle...
Panners find a way to topple Oilers: Alaska increases ABL winning streak to 5 despite depleted lineup

...dropped pop-up. Schafer was ejected from the game for arguing the play. "We have to do a better job of focusing," Oilers manager Jeff Walker said. "We've been losing games due to defense and that shows a lack of focus." For most teams...
Oilers headed to NBC the windup and the runners were going so Wilkes was rounding second already when (Buss) got the hit," said Oilers manager and third-base coach Daniel Boyle. "It was like he was trying to score from second on a base hit. "Maybe I should...
Oilers top Fire to tighten ABL race

...six stolen bases, four sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly. "Any team needs to do those things to win games," Oilers manager Daniel Boyle said. "That's just playing good baseball." The Oilers grabbed a 3-0 lead in the second when Jeremiah...
Peninsula's 11-1 victory makes it one of six teams left standing in Wichita tourney

...victory over Prairie Gravel that didn't end until 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. "We need a day off at this point," Oilers manager Gary Adcock said Tuesday by phone from Wichita. "Going all the way back to the Bucs Tournament, we've had late...
Peninsula holds big lead Saturday

...Pilots at Coral Seymour Memorial Park. "It's huge to get the runs early because it takes pressure off you," Oilers' manager Dan Boyle said. "You can go up there and take hacks and get into a groove without the pressure of, 'Oh, we need...


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