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Week in Review: Oilmen start season in style

06/15/2015 9:32 AM -

Whiting, Ind.- The Northwest Indiana Oilmen are coming off their first homestand of the season after going 5-1 last week in their six-game road trip.

This past week the Oilmen lost the home opener against the Joliet Admirals, 7-6 in 10 innings. The Oilmen came back from a 6-3 deficit going into the bottom of the ninth inning, aided by Oilmen infielder Brian Seymour’s RBI single. Oilmen were able to score again off a fielding error by the Admirals. The game went to extra innings, but the Admirals were able to get an RBI double by Micah Coffey. Tyler Paulsen came in and was able to get out of the bases loaded jam in the bottom of the 10th.

The Oilmen would rebound against the first place DuPage County Hounds the next day, 5-3. Enrique Zamora got the start for the Oilmen and picked up his first win of the season after going seven innings, allowing three earned runs and throwing seven strikeouts. The Hounds starting pitcher Tom Concklin was able to hold the Oilmen to one run as Concklin went five strong and the run he allowed was not earned. The Oilmen rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning with Alec Olund’s RBI double and Stefano Belmonte’s RBI single. Richard Yelnick came in and get the final six outs.

The Oilmen were scheduled to take on the Lexington Snipes on June 13, but game was postponed due to rain. The game has been rescheduled for July 13 at 6:10 p.m.

The Oilmen returned to action Saturday night for an exhibition game against the Fort Wayne Jackers. The Oilmen defeated the Jackers 5-1. Oilmen starter Tyler Loesher made his first appearance and start of the season, going seven innings allowing four hits and only one earned run while striking out six. Jordan Lewis went 3-for-5 in the game with a triple and an RBI. Belmonte, Tyler Sroczynski and Joe Jumonville each picked up two hits for the Oilmen to lead the way for the Oilmen. The Oilmen bullpen was able to get a 1-2-3 eighth inning and ninth inning by Christian Sullivan and Jimmy Skiff.

The Oilmen return to action Tuesday as the team takes on the DuPage County Hounds starting at 7:10 p.m.