Chinooks go .500 on long Peninsula road trip; big homestand starts Thursday

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 15:18
  • Chugiak-Eagle River pitcher Corbin Baker delivers a pitch during the Chinooks’ 8-6 Alaska Baseball League loss to the Peninsula Oilers on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Chugiak-Eagle River’s Mason Corbett rounds third base during the Chinooks’ 8-6 Alaska Baseball League Loss to the Peninsula Oilers on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

A weeklong road trip to the Kenai Peninsula netted mixed results for the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks, who went 3-3 against the Peninsula Oilers during their only trip to Coral Seymour Memorial Park this summer.

The Chinooks opened the trip with three straight wins before dropping a doubleheader Saturday and falling in the finale Sunday. The road trip left Chugiak-Eagle River (4-7) one game behind the Oilers in the Alaska Baseball League standings.

Joe Brazil went 3 for 3 with three RBIs for the Chinooks in their 6-3 win in the series opener June 12, with Honus Kindreich throwing three innings of hitless relief to pick up the win. The next night, Chugiak-Eagle River got five scoreless innings from starter Michael Barker to key the team’s 4-1 victory.

The Chinooks ran their winning streak to three games Friday with a 9-1 drubbing of the home side behind two hits each from Brandon Cody and Paddy McKermitt. Chinooks starter Zach Sundine had the best start of the week in the game, striking out eight and allowing just three hits over six scoreless innings.

Chugiak-Eagle River’s luck ran out on a rainy Saturday that saw the team drop a 12-7 decision in the afternoon and take an 8-6 loss in the nightcap. The trip ended with a tough 3-2 loss Sunday afternoon.

The Chinooks saw their losing streak run to four games Monday with an 8-7 loss to the Anchorage Bucs on Monday at Mulcahy Stadium. The team is off Tuesday and plays the Anchorage Glacier Pilots Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. at Mulcahy Stadium.

The lengthy road trip will set the Chinooks up for their longest homestand of the season at Lee Jordan Field, where the team will play eight straight home games in 11 days starting with a Thursday, June 20, contest against the Anchorage Glacier Pilots at 7 p.m.

Upcoming games:

June 19

Chinooks at Pilots, Mulcahy Stadium, 7 p.m.

June 20

Pilots at Chinooks, Lee Jordan Field, 7 p.m.

June 22

Oilers at Chinooks, Lee Jordan Field, 7 p.m.

June 23

Oilers at Chinooks, Lee Jordan Field, 2 p.m.

June 24

Oilers at Chinooks, Lee Jordan Field, 7 p.m.

June 25

Pilots at Chinooks, Lee Jordan Field, 7 p.m.

June 26

Bucs at Chinooks, Lee Jordan Field, 7 p.m.

June 27

Bucs at Chinooks, Lee Jordan Field, 7 p.m.

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