Twins topple Eagle River

The visiting American Legion Twins notched an 11-7 victory over Eagle River on Saturday in league play.

The Twins move to 2-0 in the league and 2-1 overall. Post 20 continues on the road with a noon doubleheader today against Palmer. The first game is league while the second game is nonleague.

The top five in the Twins order had a huge game. Jeremy Kupferschmid was 2 for 5 with three runs, Cody Quelland was 3 for 4 with three RBIs, Paul Steffensen was 2 for 4 with two runs and three RBIs, Adam Brinster was 2 for 4 with two runs, and Austin Asp had three RBIs.

“We kept hitting,” said Twins coach Robb Quelland. “The top four or five in our order got up multiple times. That was the difference in the game.”

That offensive output was enough to carry Twins starter Logan Smith, who gave up seven runs on five hits in 4 2-3 innings. Smith walked five and struck out four.

Asp closed the door, working the last 2 1-3 innings without allowing a run. Quelland said Asp also had three or four great plays at shortstop. The coach said that highlighted a defensive effort where the Twins made no errors.

“The older players are picking up the younger players,” Quelland said. “It’s going to be a good year.”

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