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Twins manage split vs. West

Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2000

The American Legion Post 20 Peninsula Twins split a series at West in Anchorage Sunday to move their overall record to 20-17.

In the first game, everything went right for Post 20 as they won 24-0 in a game called after seven of the scheduled nine innings.

Brad Burck shut down West in the game, going seven scoreless innings and giving up just two hits.

The Twins, obviously, had a lot of offensive heroes in the game. Eric Newby was 2-for-5 with two runs, Willie Castillo was 3-for-5 with three runs, Mike Sauer was 3-for-5 with two home runs and a double, Nick Christensen had three runs and a double and Jason Kornfield was 3-for-4 with three runs.

In the second game, West was able to notch a 5-4 victory despite collecting just three hits in the game.

The game was 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth when West scored four runs on one hit and two Post 20 errors.

The Twins mounted a comeback and scored three runs in the top of the sixth on a three-run home run by Paul John Zobeck, but were not able to come back to tie.

Sauer had another solid game for Post 20, going 2-for-3.

Monday, the Twins split with Klamath Falls, Ore. In the first game, which was scheduled for seven innings, the Twins went to the ninth inning before defeating Klamath 14-13.

In the second game, Klamath picked up a 12-0 victory.

A complete report on Monday's games, as well as linescores, will be available in Wednesday's Clarion.

Sunday

TWINS 24, WEST 0

Post 20 003 (10)31 7 -- 24 17 3

West 000 000 0 -- 0 2 6

Burck and Edmondson; Hudspeth, Hansen (5) and Mauer. W -- Burck. L -- Hudspeth. 2B -- Post 20: E. Newby, Castillo, Sauer, Christensen, Kornfield. HR -- Sauer 2. LOB -- Post 20 9, West 5.

WEST 5, TWINS 4

Post 20 001 003 0 -- 4 5 4

West 000 140 x -- 5 3 1

Zobeck, Castillo (5) and Sanchez; Fenner and Tols. W -- Fenner. L -- Zobeck. HR -- Post 20: Zobeck. LOB -- Post 20 4, West 6.

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