Twins go 1-1 on first day of Bill Miller

  • By Staff Report
  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017 1:07am
  • Sports

The Post 20 Twins split a pair of games to open the Bill Miller Wood Bat Tournament on Tuesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

The tournament hosts opened up the day with a 14-6 victory over West before falling 16-4 to a team from Walla Walla, Washington. The Twins are now 11-8 overall.

The tournament continues today with a pair of games at Seymour Park. Napoleon, Ohio, faces the Twins at noon, while Walla Walla, Washington, faces off with West at 3 p.m.

Seth Adkins picked up the win against West in a game that went five innings. Adkins pitched the first three innings and gave up three runs — two earned — and four hits while walking five and striking out four.

Jeremy Kupferschmid worked 1 2-3 innings in relief, giving up three unearned runs on two hits while walking three and striking out one. Paul Steffensen finished up by recording one out.

The Twins went down 1-0 after the top of the second inning before the new wood bats really got going. Post 20 scored five runs in the bottom of the second, seven runs in the bottom of the third and two runs in the bottom of the fourth to take command of the game.

Post 20 had six hits in the contest, but also had the patience to draw 10 walks.

Mose Hayes finished 2 for 2 with three runs. Steffensen scored three times while Seth Adkins and Logan Smith scored twice.

In the second game, Walla Walla was up 13-0 after three innings in a game that went seven innings. The Twins did respond with four runs in the bottom of the third inning, but that was all the local nine could muster.

Adam Brinster took the loss for the Twins, working the first inning and giving up seven runs — three earned. He only gave up a hit, but walked six batters.

From there, Calvin Hills pitched two innings and gave up six runs — two earned — on five hits, while Harrison Metz pitched three scoreless innings and gave up three hits, Austin Adlam got an out while giving up three runs and four hits, and Steffensen got two outs while only giving up a walk.

The Twins did get nine hits in the game. Cody Quelland was 2 for 3 while Hills and Brinster were each 2 for 4, with Brinster adding a pair of RBIs.

Ryan Watilo picked up the win on the mound for Walla Walla.

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