The American Legion Twins dropped the opening game of a doubleheader in Fairbanks on Tuesday. The second game was still in progress as the Clarion went to press.
The Twins lost the first game 14-13 in a back-and-forth affair. Pending the second game of the doubleheader, the Twins are now 4-8 in the league and 8-13 overall. The Twins scored four runs in the first inning, but by the end of the third inning Fairbanks had a 7-6 lead.
In their half of the sixth inning, the Twins scored four runs on four hits to take a 10-8 lead. However, Fairbanks came back to take a 13-10 lead after the seventh inning.
The Twins began to cut into that lead with a pair of runs in the eighth inning. In the ninth inning, Jake Darrow knocked in Larsen Kohler to tie the game at 13.
However, Fairbanks picked up the win in the ninth inning with a run off Twins reliever and loser Mikey Griffin. Griffin worked the last two innings and gave up that lone run.
Tyler Marcuson got the start for the Twins and gave up eight runs in six innings of work. Mitchell Thompson came on in the seventh inning and gave up five runs before departing the game.
Braden Price paced the Twins on offense with three singles and a double. Also for the Twins, Thompson had a double and a single, Marcuson had two singles, Darrow had two singles, Griffin had a single, Josh Gilbert had a double, Vinnie Madrid had a double, Bobby Myles had a single and Kohler had a single.
The Twins stay in Fairbanks for another doubleheader today starting at 12:30 p.m.
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