Juneau notches sweep of Twins

The American Legion Post 20 Twins were swept in a league doubleheader by Juneau on Tuesday in Anchorage.

The Twins lost 7-6 and 14-4 to fall to 4-4 in the league and 6-6 overall. Juneau is now 3-2 and 4-2.

The 7-6 loss came in eight innings. The Twins had a 6-2 lead after four innings, but Juneau put up three runs in the fifth and one in the seventh to send the game to extra time. The Midnight Suns then came through with a run in the bottom of the eighth.

Gabe Smith took the loss for the Twins, going two-thirds of an inning and giving up an unearned run on a hit.

Hunter Williams got the start for the Twins, going 6 2-3 innings and giving up six runs — four earned — on eight hits while walking three and striking out four.

Twins batters were patient, taking 11 walks in the game. Daltyn Deborski and Atticus Gibson each took a pair of walks and scored a pair of runs. Jacob Belger was 2 for 3 for Post 20, while Charlie Chamberlain had a pair of RBIs.

Juneau carried that momentum into the second game, handing the Twins their first league loss this season via mercy rule. The game was tied at 1 after an inning, but the Midnight Suns put up 12 runs in the second inning and led 14-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth. Post 20 rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth, but it was not enough to keep the game going.

Simon Grenier had a pair of RBIs for the Twins. Malakai Olson and Johnny Brinner were unable to contain Juneau’s bats on the mound.

The Twins jump back into league play with a 1:30 p.m. doubleheader Friday against North Pole.

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