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July 18, 2012

Twins split home finale to Bowling Green

Somerset — What started as a rough night, ended as a good evening for the Somerset Post 38 Twins.

The homestanding Twins split their games in a doubleheader with the Bowling Green Stingrays on Tuesday night at Southwestern High School’s Warrior Stadium.

In the first game of the twin bill, the Stingrays exploded for 13 runs in a 13-2 victory over the Twins. In the nightcap, the Twins rallied back to down the Bowling Green squad in extra innings, 6-5.

Bowling Green would score seven unanswered runs before Somerset plated their only two runs of the contest in the bottom of the fifth inning. In the following frame, Bowling Green added six runs to the total to grab a 13-2 lead, which would also be the final score.

The Stingrays slugged their way out to a 7-0 lead, tallying 11 hits in the first five innings of baseball action. Somerset got on the scoreboard for the first time of the evening in the bottom of the fifth inning, cutting the Bowling Green lead to five runs at 7-2.

Jacob Denney, who led off the frame with a single, would plate the Twins’ first run of the game after scoring on an RBI double from Jake Bales. Logan Starnes, who reached on a single, tallied the second run of the night for the Twins after scoring on a sacrifice from Jarred Price. After tallying two runs in the frame, the Twins would fail to score for the remainder of the evening.

In the following frame, the top of the sixth inning, the Stingrays tallied six runs to take a 13-2 lead over the Twins after tallying two hits, while taking advantage of a pair of Somerset errors.

Casey Johnson went the distance for Bowling Green in this one, tossing all six innings. In the outing, Johnson gave up a pair of runs on nine hits, while having a pair of strikeouts.

At the plate, Bowling Green was led by Washington, who finished with a game-high three hits. Washington also had a two RBI’s in the 11-run victory. Three other Stingray players tallied at least two hits -- Peay, Strickler, and Brewer.

JP Henderlight got the start for Somerset and lasted five innings. In the loss, the Somerset hurler had three strikeouts.

Starnes and Bales, at the dish, led Somerset with two hits apiece -- Bales had two doubles and an RBI. Jacob Pelston, Aaron Smith, Haden Fox, Kellan Jones, and Denney, each had a hit in the loss to the Stingrays.

The Twins will begin postseason play soon, as the district tournament is just right around the corner. The district tournament will be held in Danville.

BG 1 1 2 3 0 6 X - 13 13 0

TWINS 0 0 0 0 2 0 X - 2 9 3

WP: Martin (BG)

LP: Henderlight (TWINS)

2B: Peay, Strickler, Denny (BG); Bales (TWINS)

RBI: Strickler 3, Brewer 2, Washington 2, Johnson, Dockins, Denney, Shifflet (BG); Bales, Price (TWINS)

 

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