The American Legion Twins dropped their opening game in the District II tournament Tuesday in Wasilla, falling to the Wasilla Road Warriors 7-5.
The loss means the Twins finish last in the three-team tournament. They will draw the No. 3 seed from District II in the state tournament, which starts Saturday in Anchorage.
The Twins fell behind 6-0 after four innings as Wasilla got off to a good start against Twins starter and loser Nick Weigle. However, Weigle, along with relievers Alex Johansen and Erich Simpson, held the Warriors to just one run the rest of the way.
This allowed the Twins to mount a comeback. The Twins struck for one run in the fifth inning and two runs in the seventh inning to cut the gap to 7-3.
In the eighth inning, the Twins loaded the bases with one out before Kyle Foster hit into a double play to end the threat.
In the ninth inning, Simpson scored Weigle on a ground-out and Zack Hicks scored Robbie Rounsaville on a single to cut the gap to 7-5. The Warriors were able to halt the rally there, though.
ROAD WARRIORS 7, TWINS 5
Wasilla 100 501 000 7 10 4
Twins 000 010 202 5 8 5
Scott, Hess (7) and Colgrove; Weigle, Johansen (7), Simpson (8) and Butler. W Scott. L Weigle. 2B Wasilla: Colgrove, Chadwell; Twins: Foster. LOB Wasilla 9, Twins 10.
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