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Twins go on road to sweep Fairbanks

Posted: July 4, 2012 - 8:45pm

The Post 20 Twins swept host Fairbanks on Wednesday.

The Twins improved to 16-6 overall and 10-2 in the league with a 14-7 victory in the first game and a 17-7 victory in the second game. Both contests were league affairs.

“It’s quite gratifying to ride on a 12-hour bus ride, spend the night on a gym floor, then get up and beat a good caliber team,” Twins head coach Gary Oliver said.

The first game went the full nine innings. Brandon Mahle pitched the first five innings and picked up the win. He gave up three runs and four hits. Dallas Pierren pitched the next two-thirds of an inning and gave up three runs and two hits, while Josiah Covey pitched the last 3 1-3 innings and gave up one run and two hits.

On offense, Jake Darrow was 4 for 4 with two runs and four RBI; AJ Hull was 2 for 4 with three runs and two RBI; Covey was 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI; Brian Rowe was 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBI; and Ethan Oliver scored two runs.

Gary Oliver said the Twins had the lead by the fifth inning, then scored six runs on three hits to take control of the game in the seventh.

The Twins had 11 hits, while Fairbanks had eight hits. Fairbanks left 12 on base, while the Twins left seven on base.

The Twins kept rolling in the second game. The game was scheduled for seven, but was over after five due to the mercy rule.

Post 20 took control of the game with four runs in the first inning, five runs in the second inning and six runs in the third inning.

“We were hammering the ball and taking advantage of the walks they gave us,” Oliver said. “It was a total offensive display.”

AJ Hull pitched four innings for the win, giving up six runs on three hits. Mitchell Daugherty and Max Hegge finished up on the mound.

Darrow was 3 for 4 with three runs, two RBI and three doubles; Rowe was 2 for 4 with two runs, two RBI and three stolen bases; Covey was 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI; Mitchell Thompson had three walks, three runs and two stolen bases; and Hector Rivera was 2 for 4 with two RBI and two stolen bases.

The Twins had 12 hits in the game, while Fairbanks had three hits.

The Twins travel to Eagle River for a 12:30 p.m. doubleheader Saturday. Sunday, the Twins return to Coral Seymour Memorial Park for a 12:30 p.m. doubleheader.

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