Twins sweep error-prone Wolves
13 miscues in two games prove costly
Chugiak American Legion’s Justin Schneider takes out the West catcher at home plate during Chugiak’s 31-2 American Legion win over the Eagles on Sunday, July 1 at Oberg Field in Peters Creek.
The Post 20 Twins swept the Eagle River Wolves on Saturday in a doubleheader at Coral Seymour Memorial Park, winning the first league game 14-6, and taking the second, non-league game, with a score of 8-2.
Eagle River got the jump early in the league game, racking up five runs in the first inning, and building a 6-2 lead.
Post 20 capitalized on some bad Wolves defense to go up 8-6 after two.
“(Eagle River) helped us,” Twins coach Gary Oliver said. “They had some errors there, but we had some errors in that first inning, that we didn’t play to our capability there. In the second inning, we knew we were down, and we were able to make something happen.”
Eagle River suffered from fielding errors, racking up 13 in the two-game set.
“We’re not going to win a game with 13 errors, and we just had a long discussion about that,” Eagle River coach Gregg Frost said. “…We’ve been kind of chasing our tail here lately. If it’s not errors, it’s walks, or we don’t hit or something, but we’ve losing too many one-run ball games in the last few weeks.”
In the second game of the afternoon, Eagle River again took an early lead, taking a 1-0 lead in the third inning, but the Twins responded once again with four runs in the bottom of the third.
“It’s good to finally sweep a doubleheader,” Oliver said. “We all felt pretty good about that, to come back in the second, and we didn’t even start our normal lineup, it was good to see other guys step up and get it done.”
The Twins got their eight runs off of seven hits and only one error, while Eagle River had their two runs off of three hits with four errors.
Twins 14, Eagle River 6
Twins 8, Eagle River 2 (NL)
Eagle River committed 13 errors in two games to hand Post 20 a sweep on Saturday, June 30 at Coral Seymour Memorial Ballpark in Kenai.
Eagle River led 6-2 in the first inning of the opening (league) game before falling apart in the bottom of the second.
“We’re not going to win a game with 13 errors, and we just had a long discussion about that,” Eagle River coach Gregg Frost told the Peninsula Clarion.
The Wolves made nine errors in the first game, then committed four more in the second, falling 8-2.
“We’ve been kind of chasing our tail here lately,” Frost said.
Chugiak 31, West 2
Justin Schneider ran for three touchdowns, Deven Ferriss returned an interception for a score and Chase Wilson nailed a field goal as Chugiak’s football team...
Ok, it wasn’t a football game, but Chugiak did light up the scoreboard for a 31-2 five-inning thrashing of West at Oberg Field on Sunday, July 1 in Peters Creek.
Ferriss’ three-run triple helped the Mustangs out to an 11-run first inning as the team improved to 7-7 heading into its Monday, July 2 clash with rival Eagle River. Chase Gall got the win.