GCL Twins 4 at GCL Orioles 5
W: M. Moore (1-0, 0.00); L: A. Lobanov (2-1, 3.65); SV: J. Reyes (1)
The GCL Orioles rallied past the GCL Twins at Twin Lakes Park to pick up a 5-4 win Sunday afternoon. The double header scheduled for Sunday was rescheduled to the July 25, 2008 to prevent the Twins from playing back-to-back double headers on Sunday and Monday.
The Twins got on the board first with Aaron Hicks taking a walk, then stealing 2nd. He'd advance to 3rd on a throwing error by O's catcher Dashenko Ricardo. Danny Ortiz hit into a ground out that plated Hicks.
Miguel Munoz took the start for the Twins and would not give up a hit until the 3rd inning, when he allowed a single to Francisco Mejia.
The top of the fifth saw Danny Rohlfing double and Anderson Hidalgo walk. Jakub Hajtmar ground out, advancing the pair. Herbert Lara's single to right brought them in, helped in part by a fielding error charged to Justin Martin.
Ricardo would take a single of Munoz in the bottom of the stanza then move to 2nd on Jose Kianes ground out. Following a fly out to Martin, Michael Gioioso doubled to plate Ricardo and a second double, to Mejia would bring in Gioioso before Javier Santana flew out to end the inning.
Andres Diaz doubled with one out on the board in the top of the sixth. Rohlfing singled to advance him to 3rd and a Hidalgo line drive plated him for the Twins' fourth run.
Munoz would finish up allowing 2 runs on 4 hits while fanning 4 over six innings worth of work. Andrei Lovanov would replace him in the 7th.
The Russian reliever would get Richardo out on strikes before Kianes drew a walk. Martin and Gioioso hit back-to-back singles, scoring Kianes, cutting the Twins lead to one run. Mejia then doubled to plate the two runners, putting the O's on top.
The Twins would load the bases in the top of the 9th before the O's got Jean Carlos Reyes in to stop them. Reyes would get Mike Gonzales out on strikes and Diaz to hit into a fly out to end the game.
Rohlfing and Hidalgo were both 2-for-3, each with a double and a run, Hidalgo with a walk and a RBI as well. Lara was 2-for-4 with a RBI. Diaz, in the designed hitter role, was 1-for-5 with a double and a run while Landedorf was the game's one hit wonder, finishing up 1-for-4 at the plate.
That was one more hit than Hicks got as 0-for-3 at the plate, but he walked twice and also had a run for the Twins.
The Twins return home to Lee County Sportsplex on Monday to take on the GCL Reds in a double header. Game time is 11:00 AM.
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