ANCHORAGE, Alaska — ABL Player of the Year Mike Miller homered and drove in five runs as the Peninsula Oilers stayed alive in the National Baseball Congress World Series with a 9-2 win over the San Diego Waves in the elimination bracket Thursday in Wichita, Kansas.
Kenai jumped out to a 5-0 lead through five innings on the strength of a three-run third inning. Tanner Rust, who drove in a pair of runs, gave the Oilers a 3-0 cushion on a sacrifice fly. Stephen Branca and Boomer Collins punctuated the rally with RBI singles.
Miller cranked a three-run shot in the eighth and then walked with the bases loaded in the ninth to cap the scoring.
Depending on the outcome of tonight's other games in Wichita, either three or four teams will be left standing. The Oilers will continue their quest for a fourth NBC World Series title on Friday.