Twins split doubleheader with Fairbanks Post 11

The Legion AA Twins split a league doubleheader with Fairbanks Post 11 on the road Tuesday afternoon, winning the opening game 10-0, then dropping the second game 14-7.

The Post 20 Twins (3-3, 4-3) won the first game with five innings of work in what was originally scheduled as nine innings. After 10 runs, 10 hits and one error, however, the Twins managed to 10-run rule Fairbanks.

Hector Rivera, Kenny Griffin and Tommy Bowe each hit 2 for 3, while Griffin added four RBIs. Griffin also pitched all five innings and recorded the win with six hits, two walks and three strikeouts.

“Our defense kind of dominated the lineup,” said Twins coach Hector Rivera. “(Fairbanks) loaded the bases a couple times, but we got out of it.”

Post 20 struck early, scoring six runs in the second inning on three hits, while Fairbanks suffered three errors in the frame. The Twins added two runs in both the fourth and fifth innings.

In the second game, Post 20 had seven hits but committed six errors in the 14-7 loss.

Tommy Bowe led the way with 3 for 4 hitting, while teammate JJ Sonnen hit 2 for 4 and Ben Barton was 1 for 2.

Miles Jones pitched 3 2-3 innings, giving up three runs, two hits and five walks. Joey Becher and Tyler Covey each pitched one inning, as Becher struggling by giving up six runs on three hits, three walks and one strikeout. Covey gave up two runs on one hit and one strikeout.

Scoring was prevalent early one, as the Twins had two in the first inning, but Fairbanks responded with four. Fairbanks extended its lead to 7-4 after two innings, then added five more runs in the fifth inning.

“I think we’re still trying to figure out who can play where, and the kids are trying to demonstrate what they can do for the team,” coach Rivera added.

The Twins will face the other Fairbanks team, Post 30, in a Wednesday doubleheader with games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., before returning home.

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