'Betsy races past D-Rays

from staff reports

   PRINCETON, Va. -- Tim Henkenjohann got the Elizabethton Twins back into the win column on Friday night at Princeton with five innings of solid mound work in Betsy's 7-4 triumph.
   Henkenjohann surrendered two runs (one earned) on two hits, while striking out seven in the best starting pitching performance of the young season for the Twins.
   'Betsy scored a pair of runs in the top of the first against Devil Rays converted outfielder Tony Peguero, and another two runs in the third frame to open up a 4-1 lead.
   Edgardo LeBron struck for two of 'Betsy's 10 hits and left fielder Garrett Guzman drove home two runs.
   The Twins tallied three runs in the fourth to give Henkenjohann a 7-1 lead to work with. Relievers Thomas Prunty, Justin Keeling and Ryan Smith worked the final four frames, with Smith earning his first save of the season.
   Prunty took over in the sixth from Henkenjohann and worked two frames giving up two runs on four hits. Keeling came on in the eighth and did not surrender a run, but was bailed out by Smith who recorded the final out of the game to earn the save.
   Justin Sims went 2-for-5 at the plate, as did Scott Whitrock, for the victorious E-Twins.