Sports Briefs

Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006

Twins split with Bartlett

The American Legion Twins returned from a road trip to Florida, but still had to play a home game on the road.

The Twins split a doubleheader with Bartlett in Anchorage Wednesday, winning the first game 12-2 in a 10-run-rule-shortened five-inning game. Bartlett came back to win the second game 13-11, needing an extra frame in a game that was scheduled to go seven innings.

While the Twins were the home team, the game was played on the road while the Peninsula Oilers have home games at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

In the first game, Kevin Epperheimer pitched five innings for the win, striking out 10 and walking two.

Shawn Isaacs went 2-for-2 with a triple and three runs batted in for the Twins. Ben Stalker had a pair of hits, and Jacob Lamphier had two hits, including a double.

In the second game, the Twins and Bears were tied at seven after seven innings of play. Bartlett scored six runs in the top of the eighth. While the Twins scored four in the bottom of the inning, it wasn’t enough to keep the game going.

Jake Simpson had three hits, including a double and a home run. Jordan Waters and Steven Mabeus each had three hits, both with a double.

The Twins will play East in Anchorage Saturday, and return home to Kenai for the Bill Miller Big Fish Tournament starting Monday.

Kachemak Trust to host bicycling excursion

A bicycling trip to Seldovia to benefit the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is scheduled for July 10. The trip takes riders across Kachemak Bay on the Rainbow Connection to Seldovia for a day of cycling adventure guided by Toby Tyler. The price includes boat and bicycle transportation from Homer to Seldovia and back. After bikes are loaded, the group will depart the Homer harbor at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. Riders need to bring their own bike, lunch, appropriate clothing and water. Contact Kachemak Heritage Land Trust for reservations by July 8 at (907) 235-5263 or e-mail

Women’s fly-fishing clinic registration open

Registration is open for a Women’s Fly-Fishing Weekend School scheduled for Aug. 11-13 at Gigglewood Lakeside Inn near Willow.

This program can accommodate 16 students; eight staying on-site at Gigglewood plus eight more commuting. The cost is $250 for those staying site at Gigglewood; $150 for those commuting (no breakfasts included), with funds made payable to the Hunter Heritage Foundation. Full registration and payment for those staying at Gigglewood must be postmarked by today. For those students who may want to camp elsewhere in the region and commute, the deadline is Aug. 1.

For more information, contact Nancy Sisinyak at (907) 459-7346.

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