Texarkana, USA – May 26, 2018 – The Texarkana Twins defeated the Brazos Valley Bombers 6-3 in front of a great crowd at George Dobson Field. Texarkana took the lead in the second inning and never gave it up.
The tone was set by starting pitcher Foster Pace, who sat down the first three Bombers in order to start the game. The team then burst out in the second inning, after giving up a run to the Bombers, to take the lead on a two run hit by Gehrig Octavio. For the game, Foster Pace went six innings, only allowing one run and picking up five strikeouts. Twins first baseman Matthew McDonald continued his strong opening series, collecting two hits and a steal along with a run scored. Catcher Jake Gray also helped with a big single and limited the Bombers on the base paths, throwing out two. Twins manager, Jake Mitzner, was very proud of his team, “I’m proud of my guys for coming out and playing hard. Going against the Bombers is never easy and we wanted to do our best in front of the home crowd.”
For the Bombers, the biggest positive came from the pitching staff’s ability to miss bats. The Bombers pitchers recorded 14 strikeouts, including two innings where the Bombers pitchers struck out the side. The club struggled to string together hits against the Twins pitchers and struggled to score because of it. The top three hitters for the Bombers went a combined 1-13, with the only hit being a two run double for Cole Coker.
The Twins will return to action for a two game series against the Victoria Generals, with Sunday being Bark at the Park Night for the Twins and Monday being Military Appreciation Night. After that the Twins are on the road to take on the Brazos Valley Bombers in Bryan, Texas.
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