THE TWINKIES PREVAIL OVER THE M’s IN THE NIGHTCAP AT CHRISTIE PITS
Beneath a layer of intermittent sunny and overcast skies, the Twins defeated the Mariners 6-4 in four innings of Mosquito Division action this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 2.
Here is a Twins recap of the proceedings courtesy of Richard Park:
- In the top of the first, the Twins came out swinging and scored four runs on singles by Samuel (4) and Isiah (00), a double by James (5), a single by Daniel (15), a double by Jalen (8) and a double by Charlie (2).
- With a 4-0 lead, Twins starter Zach (10) kept the Mariners off the scoreboard in the bottom of the first with two strikeouts and a nice fielding play at first by Jacob (12), who snagged a hot shot off a Mariners batter and stepped on the bag at first.
- The Twins continued hitting the ball hard in the top of the second. Despite a double by Eitan (14), and singles by Jacob and Zach, the Twinkies were held to only one run by some great fielding plays by the Mariners defence [two groundouts and a pop out to right field].
- In the bottom of the second, the Twins coaching staff tried something different and split the pitching duties in the bottom portion of the frame with relievers Lucas (11) [one strikeout] and Jacob (12) testing out their arms against the Mariners batting order. When the dust finally settled, the M’s were able to score four climb back into the game and trail 5-4.
- The Twins recorded a single by Daniel in the top of the third. However, the Twinkies were held off the scoresheet by more great fielding by the M’s. The Twins also tallied an out at home because of a non-slide at the dish,
- In the bottom half of the third, the Mariners were also the victims of an automatic out at home due to a non-slide at the plate. Twins reliever Eitan (14) recorded two strikeouts to end the Mariners threat.
- The Twins added an insurance run in the top half of the fourth on a single by Charlie. The Twinkies were denied more when the M’s defence made some defensive plays in the field to curb the insurrection.
- Twins closer Charlie (2) shut the door and threw away the key with three K’s in the bottom of the fourth to seal the deal on the win for the Twins.