Monday, August 27, 2007

GCL Twins top GCL Orioles, 6-5

GCL Twins 6 at GCL Orioles 5

Current Record: 37 - 19

W: J. Eacott (3-0, 2.28); L: L. Madrigal (2-1, 1.65); SV: L. Martin (1)
HR: None.

The GCL Twins capped off their regular season with another win, defeating the GCL Orioles 6-5 at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota.

The Twins took an early lead in the first when James Beresford and Ben Revere both drew walks off Baltimore's Leonardo Madrigal. A wild pitch moved the pair along. They would be plated by Yangervis Solarte's single to short. A throwing error by Robert Vasquez would give Solarte an extra base. That proved dangerous as Juan Richardson brought him in with a line drive out to right. Richardson would be caught stealing through, and Madrigal found a pair of outs to retire the side with.

The Twins added to their lead in the 3rd, when Revere singled, stole his 21st base of the season and came home on an Angel Morales line drive.

A wild pitch by Winston Marquez, and a walk led to a pair of runs in the bottom of the 3rd for the O's.

The Twins took advantage of a pitching change in the top of the 7th, when Andrew Conklin hit Danny Rams with a pitch. A pair of singles by Nick Papasan and Beresford, and another plunked batter, this time Revere, lead to 3 more runs with the last coming on Solarte's sac-fly out to left.

A fielding error by Papasan, and pair of wild pitches and a balk by Jose Acosta lead to 2 more runs. Then with Lee Ellis at bat, Acosta let loose three straight wild ones to move Robert Vasquez around the diamond and bring him home. Ellis would end up walking, but Arthur Bonevacia lined out to end the inning.

Richardson was the only player with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 as the Twins used the final game of regular season to give a lot of the players work, with many players rotating out during the game.

Charles Nolte, Rodney Guessman, Dominique Rogers, Jarrad Eacott and Lee Martin each pitched an inning for the Twins.

The Twins travel to Tampa on Tuesday to face the GCL Yankees in the first round of the playoffs. The winner of today's contest will progress to the best-of-three championship series against the GCL Dodgers.


End of Regular Season

Instructs: Members of this years GCL team that have been invited to instructs are pitchers Danny Berlind and Charles Nolte, catchers Danny Rams and Alexander Soto, infielder James Beresford, Jeanfred Brito, Nick Papasan, Juan Richardson and Jon Waltenbury, and outfielders Angel Morales and Ben Revere. Also included is infielder Reggie Williams who has not played previously this year.

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