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Twins sweep East, vault into 2nd in league

The American Legion Twins swept East on the road Thursday to vault into second place in the league standings.

The Twins won 6-2 and 12-0 in five innings to move to 9-2 in the league and 15-8 overall. East is 0-10 and 1-15.

Post 20, winners of four straight, now has 38 points in the league standings, behind only the 41 of Service.

While the point system can distort the standings based on who has played the most games, Service is the only team with just one loss while the Twins and Eagle River are the only teams with two.

In the first game, East had a 2-1 lead after the first inning and the Twins tied it in the third. Post 20 then scored one in the fifth and three in the seventh for the victory.

Malakai Olson had another solid outing for the Twins, going four innings and giving up two unearned runs on a hit while walking one and striking out five.

Levi Mickelson had an inning of scoreless relief, yielding a hit and two walks, while Atticus Gibson was dominant in two innings, striking out four and not allowing a run, hit or walk.

Twins batters were able to work 10 walks, with Hunter Williams leading the way with three.

Andrew Pieh was 2 for 4 for the Twins, while Charlie Chamberlain scored a pair of runs.

The Twins were dominant in the second game, scoring three in the first, six in the third and three in the fourth.

Chamberlain, Jace Crall and Jayden Stuyvesant combined on the shutout.

Chamberlain went 3 2-3 scoreless innings, giving up a hit while walking three and striking out two.

Crall recorded an out while giving up a hit, while Stuyvesant worked a scoreless and hitless inning, walking one and striking out one.

Gibson was 3 for 3 with two runs, while Pieh had two runs and two RBIs, Mickelson had two RBIs and Crall had two runs.

The Twins return home this weekend. Saturday, Dimond comes to town for a 12:30 p.m. league game and 2:30 p.m. nonleague game. Sunday, Chugiak plays a 12:30 p.m. league game and 2:30 p.m. nonleague game.

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