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  • Elizabethton Advances to Appalachian League Championship Series

    On Friday night, the Elizabethton Twins topped Danville (Braves) by the score of 4-2. In doing so, they advance to the Appalachian League Championship series where they will take on Burlington (Royals). The Best of 3 series begins on Saturday.

    The E-Twins got going early on Friday. In the first inning, Max Kepler doubled. First baseman DJ Hicks then homered to give the Twins a 2-0 lead. Danville scored one in the top of the third, but the Twins came back in the bottom of the fourth. With Appy League Player of the Year Candido Pimentel at bat, a passed ball scored Travis Harrison. Then in the 5th inning, Hicks doubled and scored on an RBI single by Byron Buxton.
    With that, the E-Twins had a 4-2 lead, a lead that would hold.

    Hudson Boyd started for the Twins. He gave up two runs on four hits in 4.1 innings. He walked three and struckout four. Kaleb Merck came on and got the next five outs, three of them on strikeouts. Tyler Duffey struckout four over the next two scoreless innings. He turned the ball over to fellow Rice-alum JT Chargois who gave up two hits, but no runs, in the ninth inning to record the save.

    Hicks led the way, going 2-3 with a walk, a double and home run. Max Kepler was 2-4 with a double.

    The E-Twins last won the Appalachian League championship in 2008. They won five championships between 2000 and 2008.

    This article was originally published in blog: Elizabethton Advances to Appalachian League Championship Series started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Jim Crikket's Avatar
      Jim Crikket -
      WTG E'town! Keep on rollin'!
    1. righty8383's Avatar
      righty8383 -
      Very exciting! Just 2 more wins and they can bust out the non-alcoholic champagne!
    1. JB_Iowa's Avatar
      JB_Iowa -
      So nice to see winning ways at lower levels of the organization. Keep it up boys!
    1. rickyriolo's Avatar
      rickyriolo -
      good job E-town. nice to see Buxton come through with a big RBI
    1. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
      J-Dog Dungan -
      And so, it comes down to the final night! Go E-Town! Win a championship that will be talked about as much as the Lynx winning theirs!!
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Dog Dungan View Post
      And so, it comes down to the final night! Go E-Town! Win a championship that will be talked about as much as the Lynx winning theirs!!
      That much?

      Seriously, most impressive tonight was the 7 hitless relief innings by Duffey, Merck and Chargois- with 12 Ks- and Max Kepler goes 3-5 with a HR. Nice gutty performance by all the youngsters.

      I wonder if there were a dozen fans left in the park when the winning run finally scored well past midnight.
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