The American Legion Post 20 Twins split their doubleheader Monday with a visiting Legion team from Klamath Falls, Ore.
The Twins went extra innings in game one, hanging on to beat Klamath Falls 14-13, but lost game two 12-0 in a 10-run rule-shortened game. Both games were scheduled to go seven innings.
Josh Edmondson scored for the Twins in the bottom of the ninth in game one, breaking a 13-13 deadlock. Edmondson drew a walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Eric Newby.
Willie Castillo walked and Shaun Williams hit a sacrifice fly to right to move Edmondson to third.
Edmondson scored on Joey Newby's single to right to end the ballgame.
The Twins had a 13-9 lead heading into the seventh inning, but Klamath Falls got a one-out grand slam from Brian Kinsman to tie the game and send it to extra innings.
Aaron Hughes got the win for the Twins, holding Klamath Falls scoreless over the final two innings. Danny Bookey pitched the first four innings while Severin Gardner threw three innings of middle relief.
Castillo, Joey Newby, Nick Christensen and Aaron Sparks each homered for the Twins while Paul John Zobeck cleared the fence at the Soldotna Little League Fields twice.
The Twins weren't able to carry their momentum into game two, though, as Klamath Falls struck for six runs in the top of the first inning.
Klamath Falls hurlers Chris Stone and Casey Norris limited to Post 20 attack to just four hits, all of them singles.
Twins 14, Klamath Falls 13
Klamath Falls, Ore. 313 110 400 -- 13 14 1
Post 20 340 411 001 -- 14 11 2
Nelson, Woodum (5), Benson (7) and McDaniel; Bookey, Gardner (5), Hughes (8) and Edmondson. W -- Hughes. L -- Benson. 2B -- Klamath Falls, McDaniel, Thede. HR -- Klamath Falls, Kinsman, Conover 2, Bailey, Mauch; Twins, Castillo, Zobeck 2, J. Newby, Christensen, Sparks.
Klamath Falls 12, Twins 0
Klamath Falls 610 23 -- 12 12 1
Post 20 000 00 -- 0 4 1
Stone, Norris (4) and Nelson; Hughes, Christensen (2) and Sanchez. W -- Norris. L -- Hughes. 2B -- Klamath Falls, Thede, Farley. HR -- Kinsman, Axel, Conover, Farley.
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