Twins walk off twice vs. Chugiak

Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2006

The American Legion Twins swept a doubleheader from Chugiak on Saturday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

In the first game, the Twins defeated the Mustangs 7-6 in 11 innings in a game scheduled for nine innings.

Shawn Isaacs scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning when he scored on a fielder’s choice by Jake Lamphier.

Luke Oliver picked up the victory for the Twins by pitching two innings of relief. Oliver gave up two hits and no runs in those first two innings.

Lamphier got the start on the mound for the Twins and pitched nine innings, giving up six runs — three earned — on seven hits.

The Twins made a loser out of Chugiak reliever Zachery Morse, who had just come on in the 11th inning.

At the plate, Oliver had two runs and two hits, Jordan Waters had two runs and two hits and Jake Simpson had two RBIs.

In the second game, the Twins rallied from a 5-3 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning in a game scheduled for seven innings for a 6-5 win.

Chugiak starter Frank Larson held the Twins to just three runs and two hits over the first six innings. The Twins were able to draw six walks off Larson, though, and that selective eye continued to pay off in the seventh against Chugiak’s reliever as the Twins picked up three walks and a hit batter and were able to accomplish the winning rally on just one hit.

Gilbert ended up scoring the winning run on an error by the pitcher.

A committee of Twins pitchers combined to hold Chugiak down long enough to pick up the comeback victory.

Ben Stalker started and pitched four innings, giving up two hits and two runs — one of which was earned.

Jacob Bowler gave up three runs in just 1/3 inning of work, but the Twins bullpen shut down the Mustangs for the rest of the game. Josh Gilbert pitched 1 2-3 innings and Daniel Hepner pitched one inning.

The Twins will face East today in a 12:30 p.m. doubleheader at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.

Twins 7, Mustangs 6, 11 inn.

Chugiak 000 410 100 00 — 6 9 7

Twins 300 012 000 01 — 7 10 6

Rosin, Gray (6), Morse (11) and Kucko; Lamphier, Oliver (10) and E. Waters. W — Oliver. L — Morse. 2B — Chugiak: Kucko. 3B — Twins: J. Simpson; Chugiak: Morse.

Twins 6, Mustangs 5

Chugiak 000 230 0 — 5 4 2

Kenai 000 012 3 — 6 3 5

Frank, Griffith (7) and Kucko; Stalker, Bowler (5), Gilbert (5), Hepner (7) and E. Waters. W — Hepner. L — Griffith.

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