The Wildcats scored four times in the top of the sixth inning to tie the score. They added five more in the top of the seventh to seal the win.
“We didn’t have a lot of hits,” said coach Jim Burke. “But the ones we had were with men on base.”
The game started out tight, with Black River squeaking over a run in the fourth inning to take a slim lead. They nudged over one more in the fifth. Twin Valley then scored four in the top of the sixth to take control of the game.
Twin Valley starting pitcher Dal Nesbitt threw five strong innings, holding the Presidents to the two runs. He faded in the sixth, allowing Black River to tie the game at four. Nesbitt threw 111 pitches, the longest outing by a Twin Valley pitcher this season.
Sam Molner closed out the game, throwing two pitches to end the sixth and 21 in the seventh.
Nesbitt also had a good day at the plate, going 2-4. Brother Cade Nesbitt added a hit, and Eli Park chipped in two hits. The team also drew five walks from Black River pitchers.
“Our bats are looking good,” said Burke. He also noted the team played good defense, committing only three errors.
Green Mountain 12, TV 6
CHESTER- Twin Valley found out just what can happen when the errors start to pile up in a baseball game, as the Wildcats gave away a 12-6 loss at Green Mountain on Monday. The Wildcats committed numerous errors, which led to two four-run innings for the host Chieftains.
The game started out close. Green Mountain took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. They scored two more in the second. Twin Valley cut the lead in half, 4-2, in the top of the third inning.
But the fourth inning was a rough one for the Wildcats’ defense, as Green Mountain scored runs to pull away from the visitors, 8-2. Twin Valley committed multiple errors in the frame. The fifth inning was just as rough, as Green Mountain plated four more base runners. Twin Valley tried to rally, scoring two runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh, but the middle innings proved their undoing.
“We had some shots in the outfield, but couldn’t get a break,” said coach Jim Burke.
Dal Nesbitt and Sam Molner led the way at the plate for Twin Valley, each going 2-3 at the plate with two RBIs each. Patrick Eilers was 1-2 at the dish, including a long, well-hit single.
Cade Nesbitt started for the Wildcats and threw 49 pitches. It was his first time on the mound this season. Craig Green relieved Nesbitt midway into the third and pitched into the fourth. Eilers came on in the fourth, and pitched into the fifth inning. Sam Molner closed out the game. Colin Lozito had a solid game behind the plate, added Burke.
“It could have been a close game,” said Burke. “The kids didn’t give up, they fought hard.” He added that he wants to see a little more defense, but is pleased that the bats are coming around.
Twin Valley fell to 2-4-1 on the season. The Wildcats will head to Arlington for a game Friday afternoon. First pitch is at 4:30.