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Twins split with Ketchikan

The American Legion Twins split a doubleheader with Ketchikan in Anchorage on Saturday, winning the first game 9-2 before dropping the second contest 9-8.

Both games were league contests. The Twins are now 2-4 in the league and 3-7 overall, while Ketchikan is 4-2 in the league and 5-4 overall.

In the first game, the Twins claimed a 9-2 victory. Ketchikan led 1-0 after the first inning, but the local nine came back with three runs in the third, one run in the fourth, one run in the fifth and four runs in the sixth. Ketchikan scored its second run in the seventh.

Ketchikan made six errors in the game, leading to just five on the nine runs being earned. The Twins had two errors, leading to an unearned run.

Harrison Metz got the win, working the first 5 1-3 innings and giving up four hits and an unearned run while striking out 15 and walking three.

Atticus Gibson pitched the next 1 1-3, giving up a run on two hits while walking two. Colby Sturman gave up a hit with recording an out, while Jace Appelhans pitched a perfect third of an inning.

Daltyn Deborski went 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI to lead the Twins on offense. Gibson and Levi Mickelson also went 2 for 4, while Metz, Sammy Berry and Owen Whicker also had hits. Metz also scored a pair of runs for the Twins.

The second game saw Ketchikan rally in the seventh inning for three runs in the 9-8 win.

Ketchikan had a 3-1 lead entering the fifth, but the Twins tied it in the top of the fifth. Ketchikan grabbed a 6-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth, but the Twins scored five runs in the top of the sixth only to see Ketchikan rally in the seventh.

Riley Johnson pitched the first three innings and gave up three runs on seven hits, while Appelhans gave up three runs on four hits in 1 2-3 innings and Berry gave up three runs on three hits in 1 2-3 innings.

On offense, Deborski was 2 for 5 with two runs, Metz was 2 for 5 with two runs, Berry was 2 for 4 with two runs and Mickelson was 2 for 4.

The Twins stay in Anchorage to face Fairbanks today at 11 a.m.

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