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Twins go 1-3 on weekend trip to Anchorage

Posted: Monday, June 11, 2001

The American Legion Post 20 Twins picked up one win in four tries on a weekend trip to Anchorage as their overall record moved to 2-6.

The Twins dropped 7-2 and 5-2 decisions to Bartlett Saturday before splitting with Chugiak Sunday. Post 20 lost the first game 8-7 before rebounding for an 11-9 victory.

In Saturday's series against Bartlett, the Twins received consistent pitching and defense, but couldn't get the timely hits they needed to score runs.

Aaron Hughes and Brad Burck each had solid starts for Post 20, but both received losses because the Twins had a total of just 11 hits in the two games.

Justin Payment led the Twins with a double and a triple in the first game, while Cory Janson and Eric Newby each had a pair of hits for the Twins in the second game.

Sunday against Chugiak, the Twins' bats woke up and it helped them come away with a victory.

In the first game, Post 20 scored six runs in the final three innings to make the score 7-7, but Chugiak came through with a run in the bottom of the ninth for an 8-7 victory. Janson was 2-for-4 in the game for the Twins, while J.D. Pault was 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and two runs scored.

In the second game, Post 20 grabbed an 11-4 lead after the first 6 1/2 innings, then survived a Chugiak rally for an 11-9 victory. Danny Bookey picked up the victory for the Twins, going six innings and giving up four runs. Bookey was pulled after six innings because Twins pitchers are still on a 75-pitch count.

Leading the Twins on offense in the game were Eric Newby with three hits, Aaron Hughes with three hits, Payment with two hits and Kyle Foster, who was 2-for-4 with three runs, a double and a triple.

Saturday's Game 1

BEARS 7, TWINS 2

Post 20 000 000 020 -- 2 5 4

Bartlett 012 100 12x -- 7 10 3

Hughes, Dablemont (6), Bird (7) and Butler; Ridley, Olson (8) and D. Waalkes. W -- Ridley. L -- Hughes. 2B -- Twins: Payment; Bears: Thomas. 3B -- Twins: Payment; Bears: Ridley. HR -- Levine. LOB -- Post 20 7, Bartlett 9.

Saturday's Game 2

BEARS 5, TWINS 2

Post 20 000 010 1 -- 2 6 1

Bartlett 200 120 x -- 5 8 2

Burck, Borchgrevink (6) and Evanson; Bodie and Doran. W -- Bodie. L -- Burck. 2B -- Twins: Janson, E. Newby; Bears: Levine, Woodruff, Sherwood. LOB -- Post 20 7, Bartlett 4.

Sunday's Game 1

MUSTANGS 8, TWINS 7

Post 20 000 100 141 -- 7 10 0

Chugiak 200 014 001 -- 8 10 6

Payment, Dablemont (5), Evanson (8) and Butler; Devore and Rivera. W -- Devore. L -- Payment. 2B -- Twins: E. Newby, Butler, Pault; Mustangs: Rivera 2. HR -- Twins: Pault. LOB -- Post 20 9, Chugiak 9.

Sunday's Game 2

TWINS 11, MUSTANGS 9

Post 20 120 050 3 -- 11 13 3

Chugiak 200 011 5 -- 9 12 3

Bookey, Evanson (7), Payment (7) and Payment; Ihde, McMichael (5) and Rivera. W -- Bookey. L -- Ihde. 2B -- Twins: Hughes 2, Payment, Foster; Mustangs: Jenkins, Remy 2, Ritter. 3B -- Twins: Foster. LOB -- Post 20 9, Chugiak 8.



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