Seventh inning push sends Yankees past Twins

Published 11:15 pm Thursday, August 20, 2015

Even though they held a lead for the majority of the game, the Twins could not hold on, losing 4-2 to the Pulaski Yankees Thursday inside Calfee Park.

The Twins found home first. In the top of the second, Elizabethton’s Kamran Young singled to allow teammate A.J. Murray to post a run.

In the third, the Twins did it again, with LaMonte Wade popping his eighth homerun of the season out of right field. With 38 home runs as a team, Elizabethton ranks third in homers.

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The game went through a three inning scoring drought that was finally ended when Pulaski posted four runs in the seventh to jump ahead by 4-2. The first was a result of Pulaski’s Jesus Aparicio bringing home Matthew Duran and Kendall Coleman with a double. The Twins’ would replace pitcher Nate Gercken with Tyler Stirewalt, who got off to a slow start as he walked two batters in a row setting Pulaski up to bring in two more runs.

On the mound, Samuel Clay opened up for Elizabethton and pitched for four innings, during which he struck out four batters, while having four hits against him. In the fifth, Clay handed the ball over to Gercken (0-2) who recieved the loss for the night, after working for two and  striking out four batters, while walking one. He ultimately had four of Pulaski’s runs against him.

With the loss, the Twins moved to 30-25 on the season and are now tied for first place in the West with the Mets. Pulaski (35-21) still rules the East.

The two teams will pick things up again today at Calfee Park at 7 p.m.