The American Legion Twins split a doubleheader with host Bartlett on Sunday, leaving the Twins at 12-5 in the league and 16-13 overall. That left the Twins at fourth place in the league, behind Wasilla, South and Juneau. The Twins travel to Anchorage to face Juneau in a 12:30 p.m. doubleheader Wednesday.
The Twins won the first, and league, game 12-2 in five innings. The Twins collected 18 hits in the game to Bartlett’s two.
Dallas Pierren went all five innings for the win. He walked one, hit one and struck out six in giving up two earned runs. It took Pierren 71 pitches to get through the game.
On offense for the Twins, Ethan Oliver was 3 for 3, Kenny Griffin was 3 for 3 with an RBI, Tommy Bowe was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Pierren was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Shayne Miller was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Tyler Covey was 3 for 4 with two RBIs, and Brian Rowe was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
The Twins lost the second game 5-4, even though the Twins had eight hits to Bartlett’s six. Bartlett trailed 4-2 entering the bottom of the seventh inning and was able to come back for the win.
Jake Arnold pitched the first two innings, giving up two hits, an unearned run, hitting one, walking one and striking out three.
Mitchel Daugherty pitched the next four innings, giving up a hit and an unearned run. He walked two, hit one and struck out six. Covey took the loss, giving up three earned runs on three hits in one-third of an inning.
Rowe was 3 for 4 with an RBI, while Pierren was 2 for 3.