Twins split Sunday doubleheader

The Post 20 Twins split a Sunday doubleheader with the Eagle River Wolves at Coral Seymour Memorial Ballpark.

The Twins won the first game 8-2 before dropping the second, nonleague, game 8-1. The results left the squad with a 1-1 league record and 1-3 overall.

In Sunday’s opener, Jeremy Kupferschmid and Harold Ochea combined to pitch a gem against Eagle River. Kupferschmid gave up two runs on five hits and three walks over four innings of work, striking out one along the way. Ochea entered in relief and tossed three scoreless frames with just two hits and two walks allowed, whiffing two.

David Michael and Mose Hayes both hit 2 for 4 to lead the Twins, with Hayes knocking in two runs. Seth Adkins, Jacob Boze, Tanner Ussing and Logan Smith all finished with a hit each.

The Wolves broke a scoreless game in the top of the third with a run scored on a wild pitch, but Post 20 responded in the bottom of the inning with three runs to take a 3-1 lead.

Metz tied it up by scoring on an Eagle River error, and the Twins took the lead on an RBI single by Hayes.

Eagle River got one back in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Chase McGraw, cutting the lead to 3-2, but that would be as close as the Wolves would get.

A sac fly by David Michael in the bottom of the fourth added an insurance run, then the Twins scored two runs in each the fifth and sixth innings to distance themselves. The Homer duo of Hayes and Adkins both knocked in runs with a single and a double, respectively.

In the second game of the day, it was Eagle River’s pitching staff that sparkled. Damien Frederick pitched four scoreless innings to start for the Wolves, as the Twins could only get two hits and two walks off Frederick. Mason Piper tossed the final three frames with just one unearned run on two hits and four walks.

Tanner Ussing got the start for the Twins and gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits and five walks, whiffing one. Boze went 2 2/3 in relief and gave up three earned runs on two hits and two walks.

Michael went 2 for 4 to lead the Twins offense, while Metz and Davey Belger were the only other players to get base hits.

Eagle River scored in the first, third and fifth innings to take a 4-0 lead. The Twins scored in the bottom of the fifth on an error by the shortstop that brought Chris Jaime home, cutting the gap to 4-1.

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