Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Friday: E-Twins split with Astros

James Beresford

Elizabethton 4 at Greeneville 3

W: C. Leavitt (5-1, 4.05); L: C. Pitkin (2-2, 4.18); SV: M. Hamburger (6)
HR: None.

The Elizabethton Twins would come out on top during the resumption of Thursday's game which had been suspended by rain. Adan Severino and James Beresford lead the attack against the Greeneville Astros.

Brad Tippett would work just 2 innings before the game was halted. When it resumed, Curtis Leavitt took over the mound, and went on to work the next 5.2 innings. Greeneville would get on the board first, in the bottom of the fifth.

Pedro Gonzalez singled and Jose Altuve reached on a fielding error by Beresford. Ricardo Bonfante moved the pair on a sac-bunt. A second fielding error, this one by Dominic De La Osa, allowed Wilton Infante to reach and Gonzalez to score. Jay Austin would ground into a force out that scored Altuve, leading to a pair of unearned runs for the Astros.

Adan Severino doubled in the top of the sixth and Angel Morales took a walk. James Beresford's single advanced Severino to 3rd, and he'd score on De La Osa's ground out to first.

Jordan Lyles had started for the Astros and was replaced in the top of the fourth by Zach Grimmett following the suspension. After giving up the run in the sixth Grimmett would be replaces by Greeneville's Colton Pitkin in the top of the 7th. Michael Harrinton singled and moved to 2nd on Jeff Lanning's ground out. Following a fly out to Danny Rams, Severino and Morales both drew walks. Beresford would then triple the runners in to give the E-Twins a 4-2 lead.

After a brief stint on the mound by Steve Blevins, Mark Hamburger would come in to close out the game for the E-Twins. He'd get Kody Hines and Ebert Rosario to ground out before allowing a single to Gonzalez. Chris Turner would come into the game as a pinch runner for Gonzalez and move to 2nd on Altuve's single. Bonfante's line drive brought in Turner, but Wilton Infalte would fly out, ending the contest.

Severino would go 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and a pair of runs, while Beresford was 2-for-4 with a triple and 3 RBIs. Harrington had one run on a 1-for-4 showing at the plate, while Morales chipped a run on 2 walks as he finished up 0-for-2.


Elizabethton 0 at Greeneville 7

W: J. Trinidad (3-2, 2.65); L: A. Curry (0-1, 9.00)
HR: GRE: D. Montas (2).

The Elizabethton Twins would find themselves blanked in the night cap however, to split the road series with the Astros, 2 games to 1.

Alex Curry would hit Carlos Mojica with a pitch in the bottom of the 3rd, and then walk Jorge De Leon. A wild pitch then advanced the pair. After Chris Turner struck out swinging, Renzo Tello would reach on James Beresford's throwing error, which also allowed Mojica and De Leon to score. Ebert Rosario would walk and Kody Hinze ground out advanced the pair of runners before Nathan Metroka ground out to end the inning.

Dionel Montas took a solo shot home run off Curry in the bottom of the 4th, and Albert Cartwright and Mojica both singled. A line drive by De Leon saw Cartwright cross the plate, while Turner's ground ball single plated Mojica. Thom Wright would come in to replace Curry, who would exit after allowing 7 runs, six earned, on 7 hits and pair of walks while fanning 2.

Wright would allow a single to Tello that advanced the pair of runners still left on base. Wright would go for a pick off on Tello, but a missed catch by Waltenbury allowed De Leon to score. Ebert Rosario would ground out, but Hinze walked to load the bags. Metroka's ground out scored Turner before Dionel Montas went down on strikes, to let the Twins have a turn at the plate.

Severino, Waltenbury, Alex Soto and Nat Hanson were all 1-for-3, Hansen with a double, while Rams would go 1-for-2 with a walk and a double.

The Twins now face the Kingsport Mets for a three game set starting Saturday at 7:05 PM.


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