The American Legion Twins swept Fairbanks on Saturday in Anchorage to win their fifth straight game.
The Twins moved to 10-5 in the league and 12-10 overall to vault into third in the standings. Fairbanks is now 3-12.
Twins coach Gary Oliver was not happy with the way his team played in getting swept by Eagle River immediately before the five-game winning streak.
“They have responded very well,” Oliver said. “Today, they had 21 hits in the first game. That’s quite an offensive show.”
The Twins won the first game 16-6 in nine innings.
Colin Corsetti led the offensive show by going 6 for 6 with two doubles, a triple, five runs and an RBI.
Also in the game, Hector Rivera was 3 for 4 with an RBI and two stolen bases; Tommy Bowe was 2 for 5 with two runs, four RBIs and a stolen base; Shayne Miller was 2 for 6 with two runs, two RBIs and a stolen base; and Brian Rowe was 3 for 4 with a run and two RBIs.
Brandon Mahle and Mitchell Daugherty combined to hold Fairbanks to seven hits. Mahle pitched the first six innings and gave up six runs — three earned. Daugherty tossed shutout ball for three innings.
The Twins won the second game 9-5 in seven innings. The Twins held an early lead, but trailed for most of the game until scoring seven runs in the sixth inning. Tyler Fritz pitched six innings and gave up five runs, two earned. Tyler Covey pitched shutout ball for an inning.
The Twins had six errors in the first game and four errors in the second game.
“I thought the pitchers did an outstanding job today,” Oliver said. “We had breakdowns on defense, but we were able to put them behind us and overcome them.”
Ethan Oliver was 2 for 3 with a run, RBI and stolen base, while Kenny Griffin was 2 for 4 with a run and two RBIs, and Rivera had a triple, run and two RBIs.
The Twins are off until starting the Bill Miller Wood Bat Tourney on Tuesday.