Twins stay alive at state tourney

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2006

The Kenai American Legion Post 20 Twins baseball team scored all seven of its runs over the final three innings to defeat Service 7-2 and stay alive in the state tournament at Mulcahy Park in Anchorage.

The Twins will play either East or Chugiak today at 3 p.m.

The Twins trailed 2-0 entering the seventh inning before rallying for four runs. Shawn Isaacs started things off with a one-out triple. Luke Oliver was hit by a pitch and Kevin Epperheimer drew a walk to load the bases.

Isaacs scored on a sacrifice fly by Gilbert, and the Twins took the lead for the first time in the game on a triple to center by Jake Simpson, scoring Oliver and Epperheimer. Jordan Waters drove in the fourth Twins run of the inning with a single to right field.

Isaacs again tripled with one out in the eighth inning and scored on a sacrifice fly by Oliver.

In the ninth inning, Simpson hit a one-out double, advanced on a balk call and scored on a ground ball by Waters. Waters came around to score on a single by Daniel Hepner.

Oilers starting pitcher Jake Lamphier went six innings to pick up the win, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks.

Steve Mabeus earned the save, striking out two, walking one and holding the Cougars hitless over three scoreless innings of work.

Simpson was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Twins. Hepner and Isaacs also each finished with two hits.



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