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Fairbanks takes two from Twins

Posted: Sunday, June 20, 2004

The American Legion Twins dropped a pair of games to Fairbanks Saturday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai and saw their overall record drop to 1-11.

In the first game, a 7-3 loss, the Twins struggled on offense and in the field. The Twins picked up just five hits and committed seven errors.

Jeff Kennedy scored a run to make it 1-1 in the bottom of the third inning, but the Twins then fell behind 7-1 after six innings. In the seventh inning, Jake Simpson led off with a double, then scored on a double by Justin Simpson. Justin Simpson then scored on a single by Kennedy.

"We didn't start hitting until the seventh inning," Twins head coach John Kennedy said. "By that time, we had spotted them too many runs."

Gordon Dafseth picked up the victory for Fairbanks, while Alex Johansen took the loss for the Twins.

In the second game, Fairbanks held off the Twins for an 11-10 victory. Fairbanks grabbed an 8-0 lead after two innings. However, Chase Townsend came on to slow down the Fairbanks offense and allow the Twins to slowly get back into the game.

"Chase did a fantastic job that allowed us to get back in the game," Kennedy said.

The Twins cut the lead to 11-9 after six innings. In the seventh inning, Justin Simpson scored to make it 11-10 and the Twins had the tying run on third base with two outs, but they could not bring that run home.

"In that last ballgame, we were progressing in the right direction," Kennedy said. "We were taking steps forward. The kids started getting into it from the dugout. We started playing team baseball."

Shawn Isaacs took the loss for the Twins, while Jason Dahkle picked up the win for Fairbanks. Jacob Madrid, Justin Simpson and Townsend each scored two runs for the Twins, while Brett Toering and Luke Mese each collected a pair of hits.

The Twins will face Fairbanks in another doubleheader today at Coral Seymour Memorial Park starting at 12:30 p.m.

Saturday

FAIRBANKS 7, TWINS 3, Game 1

Fairbanks 100 042 000 7 9 3

Twins 001 000 200 3 5 7

Dafseth, Livingood (8) and Gillette; Johansen, Holden (8) and Ju. Simpson. W Dafseth. L Johansen. 2B Twins: Ja. Simpson, Ju. Simpson. LOB Fairbanks 4, Twins 4.

FAIRBANKS 11, TWINS 10, Game 2

Fairbanks 260 021 0 11 9 6

Twins 000 234 1 10 6 3

Dahkle, Livingood (6) and Gillette; Isaacs, Townsend (2), Ju. Simpson (7) and Waters, Kennedy (2), Ju. Simpson (5). W Dahkle. L Isaacs. 2B Fairbanks: Donny. LOB Fairbanks 7, Twins 6.



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