Orioles rally past E-Twins

from staff reports


   BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- With the Elizabethton Twins starting to close in on a victory, Bluefield spoiled their plans with a three-run seventh that led the Orioles to a 5-4 Appalachian League victory Saturday night.
   Erasing a 4-2 deficit, the Orioles spoiled what had been a solid outing by Elizabethton starter Nick Blackburn, who took the loss. Blackburn gave up two runs in the first, then pitched five scoreless innings before working two outs in the seventh.
   Justin Keeling recorded the final four Bluefield outs.
   Leading a five-hit 'Betsy attack was Dusty Gomon at 2-for-4. Danny Matienzo socked a two-run homer during a three-run Twins fifth.
   Elizabethton was blown out by Martinsville on Friday night, 20-5.