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Twins split doubleheader against Dimond

Posted: June 28, 2012 - 12:04am

The Post 20 Twins split a doubleheader against Dimond on Wednesday, winning the first league game 9-8, then losing the second non-league game 11-4.
In the first game of the day, the Twins powered out to a big 9-0 lead by the fifth inning, out of seven total.
With three runs in the second inning, one in the third, and five runs in the fifth, the Twins certainly seemed to be in control, but Dimond managed a rally in the final two innings to make things interesting.
“They had some timely hitting on their part, and we were leaving guys on base,” Twins coach Gary Oliver said. “They had some walks which made it interesting.”
With four runs in each of the last two innings, Dimond could not quite get the tying run, settling for the loss in the game that matters.
AJ Hull hit 2 for 3, with three stolen bases and two runs. Jake Darrow only went 1 for 4, but stole two bases and had one RBI.
Mitchell Thompson hit 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI’s, Hector Rivera had two runs and RBI’s, and Max Hegge, Shane Miller and Ethan Oliver each had a single RBI.
Both teams managed eight hits, and Kenai was impressive with no errors.
Hull pitched five ininings to grab the win and the game ball, a prize given out within the team each game. Hull recorded four hits, four earned runs, four walks and amassed 10 strikeouts.
The league win now leaves the Twins with a 6-2 league record, and 10-6 overall.
In the second game of the day, a non-league event, Dimond exacted revenge.
The Lynx scored 11 runs off of 10 hits, while only having four errors.
“We had the bases loaded one inning, and the next batter struck out,” Oliver said. “We just couldn’t get a timely hit, like they were getting.”
The Twins ended up with seven hits and three errors, but left 10 men on base.
Jake Darrow batted 2 for 3, with two runs, one RBI and a stole base. Hegge hit on his only time at bat, and recorded a stolen base and a run in the last inning.
Dallas Pierren pitched three innings.
The Twins play Eagle River in a doubleheader Saturday in Kenai, with the first game at 12:30 p.m.

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