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Twins close out season with 6-3 loss to Hanover
New Oxford lost to Hanover 6-3 Monday, ending the Twins' season. For the third straight game New Oxford held an early lead only to see the Raiders recover. The Twins grabbed a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning when Mitch Collins led off with a single and Austin Roth reached on an error. Jordan Arnold followed with an RBI single to score Collins, and Roth and pinch runner Matt Martin both raced home on Dan Shafer's 2-run single. Alex Emlet was cruising on the mound, allowing just three base runners through five innings, but in the sixth things fell apart. Hanover's first five batters reached base on a pair of singles and three walks, spelling the end of Emlet's night. Reliever Derek Smith recorded two outs, but Kenny Horney broke the Twins' backs for the second straight night with a 2-run triple that turned out to be the game winner. Conrad Miller singled twice for the Twins, who outhit the Raiders for the second day in a row.
New Oxford ends its season with an overall record of 24-7-1.
Twins Lose Heartbreaker in Duel of League's Best Arms
The Hanover Raiders scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to edge New Oxford 2-1 in game two of the teams' SPL playoff semifinal series. New Oxford's Anthony Lippy and Hanover's Andrew Burke squared off Sunday and threw zeroes at each other through seven innings. It wasn't until the ninth when the Twins were first able to dent the scoreboard off of reliever Clint Roche. Mitch Collins singled to start the inning and he was replaced by pinch runner Conrad Miller, who would score on Alex Emlet's sac fly to give the Twins a short-lived lead. In the ninth, the Raiders had runners on first and second with two away when Alex Smith reached on an infield single, but a throwing on the play allowed Hanover to tie it. Kenny Horney then singled in Kody Kibler to give the Raiders the walk-off win. Jeff Deveney, Dan Shafer, and Collins had two hits each for the Twins.
The Twins will attempt to stave off elimination with a home contest Monday at 6:00. Game four, if needed, would revert back to Diller Field on Tuesday, and game five would be played Wednesday at New Oxford.
Twins Drop Semifinals Opener to Raiders
New Oxford dropped its second-round playoff opener to visiting Hanover by a score of 4-1 Tuesday night. The Twins took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth when Larry Baumgardner singled with two outs and came around to score on Jeff Deveney's long single to the left-center gap. The lead held through three as Twins starter Conrad Miller was perfect through one trip through the Raiders lineup, but Hanover tied it in the fourth on Mark Phillips' RBI triple. In the fifth, Adam Smith doubled home a run off of Miller, and Pat Brady singled home another off reliever Kevin Tracey. The Raiders added an insurance run in the seventh. New Oxford had runners in scoring position in three other innings but couldn't deliver. Baumgardner and Austin Roth each had two hits for the Twins.
New Oxford will battle the Raiders again Thursday at 6:00 at Hanover's Diller Field.
New Oxford completes sweep of North Carroll
The New Oxford Twins downed North Carroll by a score of 5-1 Sunday to complete their first-round playoff sweep of the Panthers. Alex Emlet allowed an unearned run in the first inning and blanked the Panthers the rest of the way in a complete game effort on the mound. Jeff Deveney's RBI single got the Twins on the scoreboard in the top of the first, and Dan Shafer added a 2-run single in the second to give the Twins all the runs they'd need. Davey Zaminski and Kevin McManama added run-scoring hits later to cushion the Twins' lead. Zaminski, McManama, and Brady Topper led the Twins 10-hit attack with two hits each.
New Oxford advances to the SPL semi-final round where they will take on Hanover. That series begins on Tuesday with the Twins hosting game one at 6:00 pm.
Lippy fires no-hitter at Panthers in playoff opener
Anthony Lippy threw his first career SPL no-hitter Thursday as the New Oxford Twins downed North Carroll 10-0 in six innings at New Oxford High School. Lippy fanned eight and allowed just a single base runner via a first inning walk. The Twins took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third on Davey Zaminski's RBI single that drove in Alex Emlet. That margin remained through four innings, but the Twins finally solved Panthers starter Elijah Wingate in the fifth. Zaminski drove in Austin Roth to get the scoring going, and Larry Baumgardner singled in Emlet for another run. Brady Topper then dropped in a two-run single to score Zaminski and Baumgardner to hike the lead to 5-0. The Twins ended the game with one out in the bottom sixth by scoring five runs off a pair of North Carroll relievers. Baumgardner's 2-run double and Topper's bases-loaded two-bagger did the damage. Topper, Baumgardner, Zaminski, and Dan Shafer each notched a pair of hits for the Twins, with Topper driving in five runs.
New Oxford will venture to North Carroll for game two of the best-of-three series Saturday at 1:00.