Glasgow Galaxy 15 - Granite City Oilers 10

Scheduled Date: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 12:00
Away Team: 
Glasgow Galaxy
Home Team: 
Granite City Oilers
Away Score: 
Home Score: 
Game write up: 

Granite City Oilers Drop Home Opener in Back-And-Forth Affair Against Glasgow Galaxy

Even though the Oilers and Galaxy both had their opportunities, it was the Galaxy that eventually prevailed 15-10 on Sunday. The game was tied at nine going into the 9th inning but John Tafe would single, driving in two runs, and putting the Galaxy ahead for good.

Despite the loss, the Oilers collected 14 hits on the day in this high-scoring affair. Unfortunately for the Oilers, the Galaxy got 16 hits on their way to victory.

Glasgow jumped out to an early lead when Luis Harvey drove in one run off a double, on their way to a 3 run first inning. The Oilers would answer with two runs of their own to bring the game back within reach.

The game would go back and forth until the 8th inning, with the Oilers and Galaxy having a pair of multi-score innings each. In the bottom of the 8th David Johnson singled on a 2-2 count, evening the score at 9 all.

As the game waned into the last inning, the Oilers bullpen struggled to hold the Galaxy within reach, allowing 6 runs in top of the inning. The Oilers would scrape together a single run in the bottom of the inning but it wouldn’t be enough to overcome the deficit.

Albert Rodriguez earned the win for the Glasgow Galaxy pitching 2 2/3 innings, giving up three runs, four hits, and striking out three. Jared Thomley earned the loss for the Oilers pitching 2 innings, giving up six runs, four hits, while striking out four.

Stephen Evans started the game for the Oilers pitching 6 innings, giving up five runs, eight hits, and striking out seven.

Jared Thomley, David Johnson, Dale Beaver, and Paul Gardner each recorded multiple hits for the Oilers. Johnson and Thomley each managed three hits to lead the way for the Oilers. Brennan Martin led the Oilers with three stolen bases.

For the Galaxy, John Tafe, Albert Rodriguez, Luis Harvey, Ally Hay, and Jim Sehar got multiple hits in the game. Glasgow had eight stolen bases on the day, Rodriguez had three alone.

Next Up: The Oilers stay at home to host the Edinburgh Giants on May 21st at 1pm. The game will be held at Links Park.

Next Up: The Galaxy stay in Glasgow to play against their inner-city rivals the Comets on May 14th at 1pm. Game will be at Tollcross Park.