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Twins earn split with Bartlett on the road

Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010

The American Legion Twins had an abridged batting practice prior to their doubleheader against Bartlett on Saturday. However, it didn't matter.

The Twins racked up 15 hits en route to a 19-1 thrashing in the conference game, which lasted just five innings due to the mercy rule. With the win, the Twins improve to 8-7 in the league.

Bartlett earned a split with a 7-5 win in the seven-inning, nonconference game. The Twins travel to Eagle River today at 12:30 p.m.

"All nine starters just got real aggressive at the plate," Twins manager John Butler said. "It was nice to get a little bit of revenge."

Bartlett defeated the Twins earlier this season at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.

The Twins had eight different players with two or more hits in Game 1.

"They were taking really good, strong swings," Butler said.

Braden Price went 3-for-3 and scored four runs to lead his team.

"He had a good day," Butler said.

Starting pitcher AJ Hull went all five innings, giving up just one hit.

"They were ready to play when they walked onto the field," Butler said. "It was really good to see."

The defense, too, played well, Butler said.

"Our infield did an extremely good job," he said. "It was a good team effort overall."



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