The American Legion Twins split a doubleheader with West on Saturday in Kenai.
Both games were scheduled for seven innings. The Twins won the first game 13-5. The first game was a league contest and was played at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.
West came back for a 12-10 triumph in the second game. This was a nonleague game played at the Kenai Little League fields.
The Twins are now 2-3 in the league and 2-6 overall and travel today to Anchorage for a 12:30 p.m. doubleheader against East.
AJ Hull pitched a complete game in the first game for the Twins. Hull gave up seven hits and five runs.
Twins assistant head coach Gresham Oliver said this was the first game Hull has been able to pitch for the Twins this season. He re-aggravated a hip injury during the high school baseball season, then hurt the hip again early in the season throwing a bullpen session for the Twins.
“It was nice to have him out there again,” Oliver said.
The Twins backed up Hull with plenty of support, while the hurler himself was 2-for-5 with two runs and a stolen base. Also for the Twins, Tay Harling was 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, Jake Darrow was 3-for-4 with three runs and a walk, and Josiah Covey was 3-for-5 with a run and three RBIs.
Oliver said the Twins were missing only one player on Saturday. It is the closest the local nine has gotten to a full squad.
“We haven’t had our whole team yet this year, but today was really nice,” Oliver said.
With 18 players dressed, the Twins went young in the second game. West went up 11-3 after the top half of the fourth inning, so Oliver put in some of the more seasoned starters.
“The positive is the way the guys battled back throughout the entire game,” he said.
Robert Cockrell took the loss for the Twins. Kevin Rowe was 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs, while Shayne Miller was 2-for-5 with a stolen base and an RBI, and Dylan Morrison was 1-for-3 with a run, RBI and hit by pitch.