Service sweeps pair of games from Twins

Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2000

The American Legion Post 20 Twins dropped a pair of games to Service Saturday at Kosinski Fields in Anchorage.

Twins manager Lance Coz had mixed feelings following the 15-14 and 8-7 losses.

"I'm appreciative that we had two close ballgames with them," Coz said. "But we could have won those games if we hadn't made some basic fielding errors."

In the first game, Service took an 8-0 lead after two innings off Twins starter Danny Bookey.

Post 20 fought its way back with two runs in the third and 10 runs in the sixth. The big blow in the sixth inning was a grand slam by Severin Gardner.

The game was tied 12-12 going into the ninth inning when the Twins crossed the plate twice to take the lead. However, Service took advantage of several Post 20 errors to push across the winning runs in the bottom of the ninth inning.

"We had the pitching we needed to win the game," Coz said. "We should have been out of the ninth inning."

Bookey pitched the whole game and gave up 14 hits and six walks while striking out four.

Paul John Zobeck was 3-for-5 with a home run for Post 20, while Willie Castillo and Eric Newby also went 3-for-5.

In the second game, the lead went back-and-forth until Service notched the game winner in the bottom of the sixth.

Josh Overturf went the distance for the Twins and gave up 10 hits and one walk while striking out two.

Castillo was 4-for-5 in the second game.

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