Twins open Matson with win


The American Legion Twins opened up play at the Matson Invitational at Bartlett High School in Anchorage with a 4-2 victory over North Pole on Thursday.

The Twins advance in the winners’ bracket to face West, the top seed in the tournament, at 2:45 p.m.

Against North Pole, the Twins took a 2-1 lead in the third inning, then maintained a 3-2 lead after the fourth inning. The local nine added a run in the seventh inning.

Atticus Gibson pitched the first two innings, allowing no runs and no hits, to earn the win. Sam Berry allowed two runs — one earned — on three hits in 1 2-3 innings, while Andrew Pieh allowed no runs and three hits in 2 2-3 innings. Harrison Metz then earned the save by getting two outs and giving up no runs on a hit.

At the plate, the Twins had six hits, with Berry getting three of those hits and an RBI. Metz had a hit and two runs, Daltyn Deborski had a run, Gibson had an RBI, Levi Mickelson had a hit, Jacob Belger had a hit and Pieh scored a run.

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