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Twins sweep Eagle River

Posted: July 7, 2012 - 8:31pm

The Post 20 Twins swept a doubleheader from host Eagle River on Saturday.

The Twins improved to 11-2 in the league and 18-6 overall with the victories.

The first game was 3-1 in eight innings. It was scheduled for seven.

The Twins put together the winning rally in the eighth when Hector Rivera began the inning with a single, then AJ Hull singled and Josiah Covey walked to load the bases.

Mitchell Thompson then hit into a fielder’s choice, and Hector Rivera was out at home.

Max Hegge followed with another ground ball. Eagle River tried to turn a double play to get out of the inning, but the shortstop threw the ball away and allowed two runs to score.

Ethan Oliver pitched the first six innings and gave up one run on four hits. Covey pitched a scoreless two innings to pick up the victory.

On offense, Hull went 2 for 4 with a run and stolen base, Covey went 1 for 2 with two walks and Tommy Bowe went 1 for 3 with a run.

Post 20 won the second game 9-7 in seven innings.

Hegge pitched the first four innings and gave up three runs on five hits.

Mitchell Daugherty came in for the fifth inning and gave up four runs as Eagle River tied the game at 7. The Twins scored two runs in the sixth and Daugherty threw two shutout innings to seal up the win.

On offense, Rivera was 2 for 5 with a run, RBI and stolen base, Hull was 1 for 1 with a run, Jake Darrow was 2 for 2 with a run, Covey was 1 for 3 with two RBI, Justin Wisnewski was 1 for 2 with a run, and Shayne Miller was 1 for 1 with a run.

“Today, we weren’t overly pleased with our performance,” Twins head coach Gary Oliver said. “We did enough to get the job done.”

The Twins host Dimond for a 12:30 p.m. doubleheader today at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

“The boys have been playing a lot of ball the last couple weeks,” Oliver said. “Hopefully, those were our games to take a break. I hope we get back on track tomorrow.”

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