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Twins get revenge on Bears

Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2000

The American Legion Post 20 Twins paid Bartlett back Saturday for a sweep the Golden Bears had on the Twins earlier this season.

Visiting Post 20 defeated Bartlett by scores of 19-8 and 13-7 Saturday to put its overall record at 19-16.

"It was definitely motivation," said Twins manager Lance Coz when asked if his team wanted to avenge the sweep. "You never like to get swept at home."

Joey Newby led the offensive fireworks in the first game, launching three home runs. One was a solo shot, on was a three-run homer and the other was a two-run home run.

"He's normally a line drive hitter, but lately he's been powdering the ball," Coz said. "In the last few games, he's just been hitting it right at someone."

Severin Gardner picked up the victory for the Twins, going all nine innings while striking out 14.

Also in the first game for Post 20, Eric Newby was 3-for-6 with two runs, Willie Castillo was 2-for-5 with three runs, Paul John Zobeck was 3-for-6 with three runs and a home run and Josh Edmondson was 3-for-5.

In the second game, the Twins got a solid effort on the mound from Danny Bookey. Bookey went all seven innings and struck out five.

"In the second game, we used some knowledge that we picked up in the two games at home and the first game today," Coz said. "Danny Bookey was able to hit his spots."

Zobeck provided a big blow in the game with a three-run home run. Also in the second game, Eric Newby was 2-for-5 with three runs, Shaun Williams had two hits and two runs, Joey Newby was 3-for-6 and Aaron Sparks was 2-for-4.

"I thought the part of the schedule we're going through right now would make us tougher or break us," Coz said. "It's made us tougher. I really believe in this team."

Post 20 will stay in Anchorage to take on West in another doubleheader at 12:30 p.m. today.

Sunday

TWINS 19, GOLDEN BEARS 8, Game 1

Post 20 531 410 212 -- 19 19 2

Bartlett 230 030 000 -- 8 9 1

Gardner and Edmondson; Deep, Sherwood (2), Morris (6) and Thomas. W -- Gardner. L -- Deep. 2B -- Post 20: E. Newby, Gardner, Edmondson; Bartlett: Walther. HR -- Post 20: Newby 3, Zobeck; Bartlett: E. Waalkes. LOB -- Post 20 9, Bartlett 9.

TWINS 13, GOLDEN BEARS 7, Game 2

Post 20 160 131 1 -- 13 14 4

Bartlett 131 101 0 -- 7 10 3

Bookey and Sanchez; E. Waalkes, Haines (2), Walther (6) and Thomas. W -- Bookey. L -- E. Waalkes. 2B -- Post 20: Castillo; Bartlett: Terry, E. Waalkes, Thomas, Webb 2. HR -- Post 20: Zobeck. LOB -- Post 20 13, Bartlett 5.



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