Twins split doubleheader

staff reports

  DANVILLE -- The Elizabethton Twins split a double-header last night against the Danville Braves.
  The Twins came out with a 6-2 decision in the first game and the Braves came out one run ahead in the second with a 3-2 decision.
  In game one, Tarrence Patterson opened up the game with a double to left center. Then Trevor Plouffe knocked out his third homer of the year for 2 RBIs. David Winfree reached on a error by Danville third baseman Jamie Romak and Deacon Burns would score an unearned run for a 3-0 lead.
  They took the lead further in the second. Johnny Woodard singled into left field. Luke Hughes then reached on an error by second baseman J.C. Holt and Woodard advanced to third. Patterson then doubled into left field for an RBI and Hughes would advance to third.
  Plouffe then grounded out to second, but Burns would single to right field and both Hughes and Patterson would score unearned runs.
  The Braves would bring in a run each in the third and fourth but couldn't come back from the early lead.
  Chris Marini (3-1) took the win and Matt Harrison (3-3) took the loss. Burns and Hughes lead the Twins, going 2-for-3, and Brandon Jones went 2-for-3 for the Braves.
  In the second game, nobody got on the board until the third when Romak homered to left center for the Braves.
  In the top of the fourth, the Twins answered back when Matt Tolbert doubled into right center. Burns then flied out into right field, but Tolbert would advance to third. Jay Yaconetti then flied out to right field too, but Tolbert came around for the first run.
  In the top of the fifth, Lahey hit his second homer of the season to give the Twins a 2-1 lead. They held that lead until the bottom of the sixth, when Carl Loadenthal doubled. Brandon Jones then grounded out to second, but Loadenthal would advance. Cole Armstrong then singled into left field to tie the game. Van Pope then reached on a fielder's choice and advanced to second off a throw. Keith Eichas then singled to bring Pope around for the lead.
  Brad Nelson (2-1) took the win and Frank Mata (1-2) took the loss. Lahey lead the Twins going 1-for-2 and Loadenthal went 2-for-3 for the Braves.