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Wasilla notches sweep of Twins

Wasilla notched a sweep of the American Legion Twins on Sunday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Wasilla moves to 3-6 in the league and 7-8 overall, while the Twins drop to 2-8 and 4-13. The top two in each division, plus those with the next best four records, advance to state. The Twins are currently ninth on the list after the top two teams in each division.

In the league game, an early lead spurred Wasilla to an 11-5 victory. Wasilla led 3-1 after the first inning, 5-1 after the second inning and 9-1 after the top of the sixth inning.

Riley Johnson took the loss for the Twins, giving up three runs in the first inning. Jace Appelhans gave up two runs in 2 1-3 innings of relief, while Andrew Pieh pitched 1 2-3 innings of scoreless relief. Levi Mickelson then gave up six runs — five earned — in three innings.

The Twins had six hits in the game. Harrison Metz was 1 for 4 with two runs while Pieh was 1 for 3 with two RBIs. Daltyn Deborski, Atticus Gibson, Jacob Belger and Mickelson added hits for the Twins.

Wasilla then took the nonleague game 15-5, scoring a run in the top of the sixth inning to invoke the run rule.

Wasilla again led 3-1 after the first inning, then 7-1 after the second inning and 14-2 after the fourth inning.

Wasilla was able to get to Twins pitchers Sam Berry, Colby Sturman and Jayden Stuyvesant for 11 hits and 11 earned runs.

Berry was 1 for 2 with two runs for the Twins, while Metz, Belger, Pieh, Sturman and Owen Whicker also had hits.

The Twins host West at Seymour Park on Wednesday. The league game is at 12:30 p.m., while the nonleague game starts about 3 p.m.

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