Twins swept on road

The American Legion Twins took a 9-2 league loss and a 14-2 nonleague loss in five innings on the road in Chugiak on Monday.

The Twins fall to 3-9 in the league and 6-15 overall, while Chugiak is 9-7 in the league and 12-11 overall.

In the first and league game, the Twins took a 2-0 lead in the first inning before Chugiak gradually took control of the game.

Chugiak trailed 2-1 after the second inning, but led 3-2 after the third inning, 4-2 after the fourth inning, 7-2 after the fifth inning and 9-2 after the sixth inning.

Harrison Metz took the loss, working the first three innings and giving up three hits and three runs. Atticus Gibson gave up six hits and four runs in 1 2-3 innings, while Andrew Pieh gave up two runs and two hits in 1 1-3 innings.

Preston Ran went the distance for Chugiak, giving up two runs — one earned — on seven hits in seven innings.

Metz was 3 for 4 with a run to lead the Twins, while Daltyn Deborski was 2 for 4. Gibson had a hit, RBI and run, while Jacob Belger had the other hit.

In the nonleague contest, Chugiak grabbed a 3-0 lead after two innings. The Twins cut it to 3-2 in the top of the third, but Chugiak scored eight runs in the bottom of the third to take control.

The Twins sent five different pitchers to the hill in an effort to slow down Chugiak.

Jace Appelhans had a hit and a run for the Twins, while Riley Johnson had a hit and an RBI. Metz also scored a run.

The Twins stay on the road to face South today at 12:30 p.m.

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