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Twins beat Cardinals, 5-3

Tanner Cook • Aug 19, 2018 at 11:42 PM

ELIZABETHTON — Even as the visiting team, the Elizabethton Twins (30-24) baseball team found a way to win at Joe O’Brien Field 5-3 over the Johnson City Cardinals (25-31) on Sunday afternoon.

The contest was a continuation of the August 2 game that was suspended in Johnson City due to weather.

The game was picked up in the top of the third inning with the score tied at one. It was a seven-inning game and the first of a doubleheader.

The second game was in progress at press time.

TWINS ON THE BOARD

The Twins struck in the top of the fourth with a Lean Marrero base hit to center field that brought in Yunior Severino.

Colton Burns then came up and had a single of his own that plated Severino.

Both runs for the E-Twins were with two outs.

CARDS COUNTER

The Cards countered in the bottom of the fourth with two runs of their own.

Dariel Gomez scored from third on an error by Twins third baseman Ricky De La Torre and the bases were still loaded for the Cards with only one out.

Benito Santiago hit into a grounder to the second baseman, but it scored Michael Perri to knot the game at three.

BIG INNING FOR BETSY

The Twins got another good inning in the fifth when Robert Molina singled to left and drove in De La Torre.

On a bizarre play, Jared Akins scored from second when Yeltsin Encarnacion hit into a double play. The pitcher for Johnson City dropped the ball when fielding at first that allowed Akins to score. Encarnacion was out at second trying to advance.

The Twins had regained a 5-3 lead.

CARDS SHUT DOWN

Elizabethton was able to shut down the Cards in the final two innings thanks to Carlos Suniaga (2-1), who recorded six big strikeouts in the win.

SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS

The Cardinals committed four errors in the game that led to three unearned E-Twins runs.

The Cards had more errors than runs in the game and struck out eight different times.

UP NEXT

The Cardinals and Twins will play another doubleheader on Monday with the first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m.

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