Early lead disappears as E-Twins absorb loss

from staff reports
Burlington overcame an early two-run deficit before going on to defeat Elizabethton 5-2 in Appalachian League activity on Saturday night at Burlington Athletic Stadium.
Elizabethton (23-14) got RBI singles by Dusty Gomon and Denard Span in the first and second innings respectively to go up 2-0.
Burlington (21-18) scored once in the fourth inning on a groundout by Brandon Pinckney and added two runs in the fifth on an RBI double by Mike Woodson and an RBI single by Juan Valdes.
The B-Tribe went up 4-2 in the sixth inning when Argenis Reyes scored on a wild pitch, and they got one run in the eighth inning on an RBI double by Jose Cruz.
Woodson went 2-for-3 and Reyes went 3-for-4 with three runs and a stolen base for the Indians, who have won four of five contests.
Rafael Perez (5-2) gave up two runs in six innings, Matt Haynes pitched two scoreless inning and Bo Ashabraner recorded his second save with a scoreless ninth inning for Burlington.
Chris Schutt (4-2) allowed three runs (two earned) in five innings and suffered the loss for the Twins.
Justin Arneson had a productive night at the plate for Elizabethton, going 3-for-4. Angelo Fermin followed with a solid 2-for-4 game.
Nick Pesco will throw for Burlington and Evan Meek for Elizabethton tonight in the series finale. Game time is 7 p.m.
Friday's Game
Burlington 3
Elizabethton 2
BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Burlington catcher Caleb Brock walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 13th inning, sending the Indians past Elizabethton 3-2 in an Appalachian League contest on Friday night.
Brock was ahead in the count 3-0 versus LHP Ryan Hader (1-2), took a strike high and in, and another one at the knees before Hader missed with a fastball down and away to bring Julio Garcia in as the winning run.
The Indians (20-18) got a run without a hit in the inning. Hader walked Fernando Pacheco on a full count to start the inning and Garcia ran for him. Juan Valdes hit a sacrifice bunt, Argenis Reyes was intentionally walked, Brandon Pinckney popped out to third base and Jose Cruz was brushed by a pitch to load the bases and bring Brock to bat.
Rodolfo Navarro (2-2) piched a scoreless top of the 13th inning to pick up the win.
Neither team scored until the top of the eighth inning, when Elizabethton (23-13) Justin Arneson doubled in two runs with a gapper to left-center field off Aaron Laffey, who had pitched four scoreless inning before that point.
Pinckney responded in the bottom of the eighth inning when he pulled a two-out double down the left-field line to score Pacheco and Chris Clem.
Adam Miller started for the B-Tribe and threw three shutout innings. Chip Southerland threw two scoreless inning of relief and Daniel Guzman tossed three scoreless innings.
Elizabethton's Jon Uhl pitched five shutout innings, followed by two shutout inning by Kevin Culpepper. Hiroyuki Iida gave up the two runs in the eighth for the Twins, then Lavale Speigner pitched three shutout innings before Hader took over in the 12th inning.
Teodoro Encarnacion was the lone Burlington player to collect more than one hit, finishing with a 3-for-5 effort.
Josh Johnson was 1-for-1 for the Twins, with Arneson and Ron Perodin both going 2-for-5.