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Bitzer leads Twins to victory

Youth Scene

April 11, 2012

The Fountain Valley Twins ran their win streak to three games Tuesday when they knocked off the visiting Costa Mesa American White Sox, 3-2, in a Little League Majors Division game at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley.

Shortstop/pitcher Jake Bitzer gave the Twins the win when he sent a fastball over the fence in center field for a two-run, walk-off home run. Bitzer had two hits, two stolen bases and two runs scored.

Tanner Motske pitched three shutout innings with six strikeouts and didn't allow a walk. Bitzer came on in the fourth inning and allowed two runs on two hits and struck out four.

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Luke Bundesen closed out the sixth inning and picked up his second win in four days. The Twins' offense was a little flat but the three pitchers were backed up by the defensive play of Bundesen, Luke Logan and Chanson Ching.

The Twins return to action Saturday when they face the Costa Mesa LSU Tigers in a battle of undefeated teams. First pitch is 4 p.m. at Mile Square Park.

In other Majors Division games:

Fountain Valley Twins 8, Crimson Tide 4: Catcher Luke Arnold blasted two doubles and drove in four runs and Jake Bitzer doubled and scored three runs as the visiting Twins beat the Costa Mesa National Alabama Crimson Tide at Twinkle School's March Field in Costa Mesa.

Luke Wells made his debut as a starting pitching and allowed no earned runs on three hits, five strikeouts and three walks over 3 2/3 innings. Luke Bundesen got the win on one hit and two strikeouts and didn't allow an earned run.

Fountain Valley Twins 8, Dirtbags 5: The Twins gave up three first-inning runs to Costa Mesa National but rallied to knock off the Dirtbags at Mile Square Park.

The Twins answered in the second inning by scoring four runs. Luke Bundesen led off with a single and Chanson Ching and Garrett Poe walked to load the bases. Bundesen scored on a wild pitch and Jake Bitzer tripled home Poe and Ching to give the Twins a 5-4 lead.

Luke Logan, Tanner Motske and Ching completed the Twin's scoring and Trevor Brown scored for the Dirtbags. Bundesen, Ching and Luke Wells each had two hits each for the Twins. Motske, Bitzer and Bundesen each saw time on the mound and combined for 10 strikeouts, four walks and seven hits.

— Steve Motske

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