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Elizabethton gets best of Bristol

June 30th, 2014 10:20 pm by Gene Renfro

Elizabethton gets best of Bristol

ELIZABETHTON – Rain might have altered the schedule, but the Elizabethton Twins did not miss a beat with an 8-5 win over the Bristol Pirates in a game that started Sunday before rain halted play during the bottom of the first.

Elizabethton, now 7-4 on the season, saw Trey Varva post a three-hit contest with two runs scored, a double and stolen base. His first hit was a RBI double in the second followed by singles in the third and seventh.

The home side also got a big contribution from Max Murphy in the form of a two-hit effort of his own which included his third home run of the year, coming in the third inning. He added a fourth-inning single and a walk later in the contest to help bump his batting average to .414

The Twins’ Dutch Deol also added two hits of his own, coming in the form of RBI singles in the second and third innings. 

The Twins’ offense put together a five-hit second inning that led to four scores that was capped by a two-out ground ball single to right from Tanner English. 

Bristol did not stand around as the Pirates put together a two-run third inning with a pair of two-out RBI singles from Pablo Reyes and Danny Arribas. 

The Pirates, with a 2-7 record after this game, used a RBI single from Maximo Rivera in the sixth to cut into the margin with another pair of scores coming in the eighth. In between the Twins posted a run in the seventh thanks in part of an outfield error on a single from Vavra.

Nick Gordon added a RBI groundout in the eighth for an insurance run for the Twins to plate Pat Kelly. Kelly scored twice last night to double his season total. 

Bristol saw Jerrick Suiter and Edgar Figueroa have two hits apiece out of the Pirates’ 11 total.  

The victory on the mound went to Josue Montanez who tossed two innings after the Twins took the lead. Jake Reed tossed a perfect ninth inning for his second save of the season. 

Bristol’s Dan Urbina was tagged for the loss with six runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 innings of work. 

Monday’s regularly scheduled game turned into a seven-inning contest and was in progress at press time. Next for the Twins is a short trip to Johnson City for a contest tonight before Wednesday’s league-wide off day. 

On Thursday, Elizabethton welcomes Bluefield for a three-game series.

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