Oilers Win Again, Defeat Rochester 8-0

Benjamin Wereski tossed six shutout innings and struck out 13 to pick up the win for the Oilers. Credits: Richard Lee
Oilers wore pink caps in honor of the Pink Pumpkin Project, which provides support for local women and men who are undergoing breast cancer treatments. Credits: Richard Lee
Jacob Burlingame leads off the game. Credits: Richard Lee
Chris Wastchak doubled in two runs in the first inning. Credits: Richard Lee
Catcher Matt Zaremba took time to chat with some young fans. Credits: Richard Lee
Pitcher Brian Pulli did some stretching before getting the final three outs for the Oilers. Credits: Richard Lee
Navada Waterman checks Sean Rooney at third. Credits: Richard Lee

OLEAN, NY -- The Olean Oilers picked up their second straight win at home Saturday night against the Rochester Ridgemen. The back-to-back wins come after a slow 0-7 start at home for the Oilers. 

The Oilers have found success in their latest win streak when scoring early as they pushed across four runs in the first inning Saturday night. 

Bolivar-Richburg graduate Allen Murphy drove in the first Olean run on an RBI double. Murphy has been hot ever since joining the Oilers this summer batting .500 on the season and already tallying up 20 hits and seven RBI in nine games with the team. 

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Benjamin Wereski put on the best performance this season for the Oilers, striking out 13 batters and allowing only one hit in six scoreless innings. 

Isaac Porter and Ryan O'Conner had two hits each for the Oilers as the Bonaventure teammates also combined for five stolen bases on the day as the Oilers extended the lead to 8-0. 

Kaden Darrow and Brian Pulli finished out the day on the hill for the Oilers to complete the shutout, giving the team the  8-0 victory. 

The Oilers will travel to Rochester on Monday for their next contest at 7 p.m.  


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