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Twins sweep Thunderbirds

Posted: June 20, 2011 - 8:00am

The American Legion Twins swept host East in a doubleheader Sunday.

The Twins won the first game 13-12 in 13 innings and won the second game 9-4 in seven innings. The Twins improved their record to 3-3 in the league and 4-6 overall.

In Sunday’s first game, the Twins grabbed a 6-0 lead after the first inning but East came back to take an 11-9 lead after the seventh inning. The Twins were able to score two runs in the eighth inning to force extra innings.

Both teams exchanged runs in the 12th inning before the Twins scored to win the game in the 13th.

Kevin Rowe was the winning pitcher.

Shayne Miller was 4-for-7 with two runs and an RBI, Rowe was 5-for-7 with two runs and three RBIs and Johnny Wilson was 2-for-6 with three RBIs.

Ben Barton was the winner in the second game for the Twins. Barton pitched 6 2-3 innings.

AJ Hull was 2-for-4 with four RBIs, a run, a double and a theft of home; Jake Darrow was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI; and Rowe was 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs and a double.

In other team notes, assistant head coach Gresham Oliver said Mitchel Daugherty was hit by a pitch on Saturday and broke his scapula.

“That’s a blow for us,” Oliver said. “He’s been a good pitcher.” The Twins host Wasilla on Saturday.

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