Steven Mabeus tossed seven solid innings and Tanner Pollack was 3-for-5 with three RBIs in leading the visiting American Legion Twins to a 12-5, eight-inning victory over Wasilla on Wednesday.
Pollack had a double and a triple and Mabeus added an RBI as the Twins posted four runs in the top of the eighth to finish it off.
Larsen Kohler then pitched the bottom of the eighth to preserve the victory.
“The guys actually played very well for our first long road trip,” said Twins coach John Butler. “We were real, real pleased with how they played.”
Kohler then combined with Ben Stalker in limiting Wasilla to only three hits as the Twins won the second game, 7-1, in seven innings.
Kohler started and allowed one run on three hits through three innings and Stalker pitcher four innings of hitless relief while striking out three.
“Ben and Larsen, both of them pitched very effective. It was extremely good to see,” Butler said.
“Early in the season, they got the ball up but they kept on working on it and had enough mental toughness not to give up any big hits.”
Daniel Hepner was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, Justice Elson went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Jake Lamphier added two runs and an RBI for the Twins, who improved to 6-2 on the young season.
The Twins host Dimond for a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.
Twins 12, Warriors 5, Game 1
Pen. 201 130 14 12 7 4
Was. 000 020 21 5 10 7
W Mabeus. 2B Post 20: Pollack; 3B Post 20: Pollack.
Twins 7, Warriors 1, Game 2
Pen. 011 041 0 7 9 1
Was. 001 000 0 1 3 4
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