Elizabethton 6 at Bristol 3
W: D. Osterbrock (2-0, 1.57); L: O. Paniagua (1-1, 5.21)
HR: ELI: A. Morales (5).
The score was a little more down to earth, but the Elizabethton Twins picked up an early lead and held off Bristol Sox late to go on to win 6-3.
Dan Osterbrock would pitch all nine innings for the E-Twins, allowing only 3 runs, 1 earned, on 3 hits while fanning nine.
Singles to Dominec De La Osa, Nick Romero and John Waltenbury put a run on the board for the Twins, helped by Misael Tavarez's throwing error. Danny Rams singled to drive in Romero, but a pair of pop outs and a ground out left the runners stranded.
Angel Morales knocked his fifth homer of the season over the right field wall in the top of the 2nd, making it 3-0.
Willy Mota would replace Bristol starter Onarkys Paniagua in the top of the fourth with 2 runners on, but would get three straight outs to retire the side. He'd keep the Twins off the board again until the sixth inning.
Following a ground out to Michael Herrington, Alex Soto singled and Adam Severino would be hit by a pitch. Morales was plunked as well to load the bags. James Beresford singled to drive in Soto before Mota would hit De La Osa with a pitch to force in Severino. Dan Puls would come in to replace the laboring Sox hurler, and got Romero and Waltenbury out on strikes.
With one out in the bottom of the stanza, Kevin Dubler, John Kateon and Justin Greene all singled off Osterbrock to load the bags. Jordon Kendall would strike out swinging, but Soto dropped the pitch and Dubler scored on the play. Juan Silerino then reached on Bereford's fielding error, letting Kateon score to give the Sox a pair of runs.
De La Osa walked in the top of the 8th, and Romero and Waltenbury both singled, driving in De La Osa. That would finish it for the Twins scoring. The Sox had one last hurrah left.
Jorden Kendall reached on a throwing error by Beresford, and moved to 2nd. He'd go to 3rd on Juan Silverio's ground out, and score on a similar play by Jose Castillo. Osterbrock would get Jedon Matthews out on strikes to end the game.
Soto finished up 3-for-5 for the twins with a run. Romero, Waltenbury and Rams were all 2-for-5, Romero with a run, and Waltenbury and Rams each with a run scored. De La Osa and Morales were each 1-for-3, De La Osa with a pair of runs and a run scored, and Morales with a run and run scored. Beresford was 1-for-4 with a run scored.
The Twins finish up in Brisol on Sunday with a 7:00 PM contest. They will then take Monday off before returning to Elizabethton for a three-game home stand against Kingsport.
Beloit 6 at Wisconsin 5
W: C. Anderson (1-0, 6.43); L: N. Dilone (0-1, 4.82); SV: C. Nolte (1)
HR: BEL: R. Leveret (1).
The Beloit Snappers bounced back after giving up an early lead to the Timber Rattlers to go on to win 6-5 in Appleton.
Juan Diaz would double for Wisconsin in the bottom of the 3rd and advance to third on a fielding error by Mark Dolenc. Blake Ochoa took a walk before Maximo Mendez singled in Diaz to put the Timber Rattlers on the board. After Gavin Dickey was called on strikes, Edilol Colina singled to load the bags. Beloit starter David Bromberg would take Almonte out on strikes before he unleashed a wild pitch, allowing Ochoa to score.
Alex Liddi singled out center, then stole 2nd base in the bottom of the 4th. A throwing error by catcher Allan de San Miguel saw Liddi to 3rd. After Diaz went down on strikes, Ochoa singled to plate Liddi. Mendez then doubled to put Ochoa on 3rd. He'd be sacrificed in by Dickey, making it 4-0 Timber Rattlers.
Kenneth Renaud scatter five hits and 3 walks over five innings while striking out 4 to keep the Snappers off the board. He'd give way to Joseph Kantakevich in the top of the sixth. Rene Leveret would greet the new pitcher with his first home run of the season in a Snappers uniform, going over the left field wall. Following a pair of ground outs, de San Miguel singled and Mark Dolenc doubled him in.
Chris Cates lead off the top of the 7th with a walk, and Ben Revere singled. Natividad Dilone would replace Kantekevich at that point. The newcomer allowed singles to Deibinson Romero and Leveret that drove in Cates and Revere to tie the game. Justin Souza would come out of the bullpen next and get Andrew Schmiesing and Greg Yersich out on strikes before de san Miguel's ground ball to center drove in Romero and Leveret.
Colina doubled off reliever Chris Anderson in the bottom of the 7th. Spencer Steedley would take over for the lefty, and allowed a double to Denny Almonte to give Wisconsin one more but that's all they'd get.
Anderson would pick up on win on 1.2 innings worth of work. Charles Nolte worked the last 1.1 innings, to pick up his first save of the season.
De San Miguel was 3-for-4 for the Snappers with a run and 2 RBIs, while Leveret was 3-for-5 with 2 runs and 3 RBIs.
The two team rematch on Sunday afternoon at 1:05 pm with Michael Pineda (5-4, 1.83) going to the mound for Wisconsin against Beloit's Santos Arias (4-3, 2.70).