Sunday: Twins stay hot by defeating Fairbanks 11

  • By Staff Report
  • Sunday, June 19, 2016 9:06pm
  • Sports

The American Legion Twins improved to 9-0 in league play and 11-1 overall by defeating Fairbanks Post 11 12-5 in seven innings Sunday in Anchorage.

The Twins jumped out to a 7-0 lead after four innings. Fairbanks would come back with three runs in the bottom of the fifth, but the Twins took control with five runs in the top of the seventh for a 12-3 lead.

Joey Becher pitched all seven innings for the victory. Becher gave up six hits and five runs — just two earned. He walked five and struck out 11.

On offense, the Twins took seven walks and did not strike out once. Becher helped himself by collecting three of the squad’s 11 hits. Becher also had a run and an RBI.

Paul Steffensen was 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs for the Twins, while Josh Darrow also had a pair of runs and RBIs.

JJ Sonnen and Mason Prior each had two RBIs for the Twins, while Justice Miller scored a pair of runs.

The Twins get back in action when they host Wasilla in a noon doubleheader Friday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. Wasilla is in the American Division with the Twins, and has a 6-0 league mark thus far.

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