Twins blow past West

The American Legion Twins notched a 13-2 victory over host West on Tuesday in Anchorage.

 

The game, scheduled for nine innings, went just five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. It was the third straight game the Twins invoked the mercy rule.


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The Twins improved to 8-5 in the league and 10-10 overall with the victory over West, which is in last place in the league.

The teams were supposed to play a second game, but West had just nine players in the first game and one of the players was hit by a pitch.

Twins coach Gary Oliver said the player was obviously hurting, so it was decided the second game would not be played.

In the first game, Jake Arnold went all five innings for the win. He gave up five hits, and both runs were earned. Arnold struck out four, walked three and hit one batter.

“Jake did a good job,” Oliver said.

The Twins had just four hits on offense, but due to the wildness of the West pitchers, that was more than enough to invoke the run rule.

A good example is Hector Rivera. He was hit twice and walked twice, scoring two runs and stealing three bases.

Similarly, Ethan Oliver reached on an error and a walk, stole three bases, had an RBI and scored two runs.

Shayne Miller went 0 for 2 but had two runs, two RBIs and a stolen base. Colin Corsetti was 1 for 2 with two runs, two stolen bases and an RBI.

“The guys came to play today and got the job done,” Oliver said.

The Twins travel to Anchorage on Saturday to take on Fairbanks in two league games starting at 12:30 p.m.

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