E-Twins ride Burt's bat past Bluefield

from staff reports
  BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- Landon Burt didn't know it at the time, but he put the Elizabethton Twins over the top again.
  In the second game of a three-game road stretch, Burt went three of four with two doubles and two RBIs to lead the 'Betsy Bombers to a 5-4 victory at the historic Bowen Field.
  Elizabethton took its second and final lead of the game in the top of the ninth inning after 'The Deke', Deacon Burns went yard for his sixth homer of the year.
  Johnny Woodard singled and stole second before Burt singled to left to bring the winning run home.
  Bluefield made a valiant effort at a comeback in the ninth when Lorenzo Scott singled and scored on a Ryan Finan double. However, Frank Mata came through to get the save.
  Jay Sawatski got the win after only giving up one run in two innings of work. Jason Bowlin struck out two and walked one in his one inning after replacing Alexander Smith who gave up Bluefield's other three runs.
  Bluefield got on the board first in the opening inning when Brad Wiggins singled Carlos Mendez across the plate.
  Elizabethton retaliated in the second when Woodard walked and David Winfree singled, setting up Burt's first double, which produced the Twins' first run.
  Winfree would later score on a passed ball.
  The Orioles got even again with Mendez doubling Scott across the plate in the bottom of the inning. They regained the lead in the bottom of the third when Matthew Pulley scored during an Elizabethton double play.
  In the top of the fifth, Elizabethon got its third run when Tarrence Patterson singled and scored on a passed ball.
  Patterson and Burns each added two hits apiece for Elizabethton, while Scott, Mendez and Pulley contributed a pair each for the O's.
  Wilken Feliz grabbed his first loss of the season after giving up both Elizabethton runs in the ninth inning before Dionis Pascual finished things off for the Bluefield staff. 791 people attended the three-hour thriller.