Twins tie, lose to Chugiak

Sports Brief

Posted: Monday, June 25, 2007

The American Legion Twins lost a 9-2 decision to host Chugiak before ending up in a 5-all tie due to rain on Sunday.

The first game was called after eight innings due to the mercy rule.

“We made so many mental mistakes, it wasn’t funny,” Twins manager John Butler said. “Actually, after awhile, it got to be quite comical.”

Jake Lamphier pitched the first three innings and gave up four runs — three earned. Kris Netschert came on in relief and gave up five runs — two earned. Ben Stalker was 1-for-3 with two runs, while Daniel Hepner was 1-for-3.

In the second game, the Twins had a 5-3 lead going into Chugiak’s half of the fifth. When the Mustangs rallied to tie the game, the umpires called the game due to the rain that had been falling for most of the doubleheader.

“They came out and played with intensity, hustled and showed they wanted to be there,” Butler said of the second game.

Justice Elson pitched 3 2-3 innings and gave up three runs, while Josh Gilbert pitched the last 1 1-3 and gave up two runs. Larsen Kohler had a double in his only at-bat, while Netschert was 1-for-2 with a run.

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