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Twins felled by Burlington in 10 innings

Johnson City Press • Updated Jul 30, 2019 at 10:48 PM

BURLINGTON, N.C.—Maikel Garcia’s one-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning pushed Burlington past Elizabethton for a 9-8 Appalachian League victory on Tuesday night.

Keeping with the league’s extra-inning format, Kevon Jackson began the inning at second base before advancing to third on a Jack Gethings sacrifice. Garcia then delivered a line-drive single to left field.

In a back-and-forth battle, Elizabethton led 3-0 after Matt Wallner launched a two-run homer in the top of the third. The Royals countered with five runs, including Mikey Filia’s two-run double, in the home half of the inning and eventually led 7-3.

With Charles Mack denting an RBI double, then Will Holland clubbing a three-run homer, the Twins rallied with four eighth-inning runs to make it a 7-7 contest.

Jake Means singled home a Royals run in the eighth and Anthony Prato had a ninth-inning RBI single for Elizabethton.

A 15-hit Burlington attack was topped by Filia (3 RBIs) and Garcia (2) with three hits apiece. Logan Porter (2 doubles, 3 runs), Michael Massey (2 RBIs) and Means each contributed two.

Elizabethton amassed 10 hits, getting two from Wallner (2 runs, 2 RBIs), Mack (2 doubles, 2 runs) and Kyle Schmidt.

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