BLUEFIELD — Bluefield ended the Elizabethton Twins’ year Friday night with an 11-7 win at Bowen Field in the Appalachian League playoffs.
Christopher Hawkins drove in five runs on three hits, including a bases-clearing double in the eighth that put the Blue Jays on top for good. Hawkins also drove in runs on a triple and another double.
After a four-run Elizabethton rally in the sixth made it 8-7, Bluefield loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth on a pair of singles and a walk. Hawkins cleared them with a two-out double to left field.
The Twins scored three runs in the first inning on a bases-clearing double by Matthew Koch, and added four in the sixth. Eddie Rosario tripled and scored on a Miguel Sano double. Koch singled in Sano, and came in to score on a two-run homer by Matthew Parker.
Koch, Sano and Rosario each had two hits for Elizabethton with Koch driving in four runs.
Bluefield had 15 hits on the night, getting three hits from Appy League batting champion Kevin Pillar, and two apiece from Daniel Arcila, Dalton Pompey and Gustavo Pierre.
Ajay Meyer got the win for Bluefield, striking out seven and allowing six runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings.
The win was the 42nd of the year for Bluefield which plays Johnson City tonight at Cardinal Park in the championship series. Elizabethton concluded its year at 43-28.