E-Twins pitching shuts out Bluefield 3-0

Tanner Cook • Aug 9, 2018 at 9:42 PM

ELIZABETHTON — The Elizabethton Twins’ baseball team extended its win streak to three games with a 3-0 win over Bluefield on Thursday night at Joe O’Brien Field.

E-Twins shortstop Ricky De La Torre again served as the hero, belting a two-run home run in the bottom of the third.

The Twins recorded only four hits on the night, but made the best of them.


The pitching staff for the Twins (27-18) combined for quite a gem against a dangerous Bluefield offense by allowing only four hits on the night.

Elizabethton recorded its second shutout of the year.

Andrew Cabezas notched his first win of the season and struck out four in his six innings of work. Zach Neff got the save.


Colton Burns led off the bottom of the third with a walk for the Twins. Elizabethton had only managed one hit before De La Torre came to the plate in the inning.

De La Torre, who had a walkoff single on Wednesday against Kingsport, smashed a two-run homer over the left-field wall to give Elizabethton a 2-0 lead.


In the top of the fifth, Bluefield (29-20) had runners on the corners with two outs and looking to get on the board.

Cal Stevenson attempted to steal second in order to draw the attention of the pitcher. After the ball was thrown to cover the steal at second, Davis Schneider tried to advance home. He was thrown out by the second baseman Yeltsin Encarnacion as catcher Robert Molina took a blow with both arms from Schneider.

Schneider was ejected from the game for his actions and the Jays had to find a new third baseman.


Burns came up to the dish in the bottom of the fifth and smoked a solo home run over the right-field standings panel and the lead stretched to 3-0 for the Twins.


The E-Twins and the Blue Jays will continue their series at Joe O’Brien Field on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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