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Twins edge Yankees for Medina Youth Baseball League playoff championship

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Pitchers Chris Goyette, left, and AJ Seefeldt led the Twins to a 2-0 victory over the Yankees this evening in the Medina Youth Baeball League playoff championship.

Pitching dominated the action as the Tops Twins edged past the Medina Teachers Association Yankees 2-0 this evening in the Medina Youth Baseball League playoff championship game at Butts Park.

Twins pitchers AJ Seefeldt and Chris Goyette combined for a total of 15 strikeouts over the six innings.

Seefeldt fanned nine over the first three innings. Goyette then struck out eight over the last three frames including a huge strikeout to end the fourth inning as the Yankees stranded runners at second and third.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Yankees pitcher Nate Sherman puts the tag on Twins base runner Wes Hughes at home plate.

The Twins scored what proved to be the game winning run in the first inning on a hit by Hunter Kruger. The Twins added an insurance run in the third on a hit by Seefeldt after a walk and singles by Wes Hughes and Goyette had loaded the bases.

The Yankees though got out of further trouble in the third as Nate Sherman registered a clutch inning ending strikeout with the bases loaded. Sherman had six strikeouts in three innings.

Yankees starting pitcher Ben Beam had four strikeouts in two innings.

The Yankees best scoring chance came in the fourth on a walk and a single by Brian Fry. However, they were left stranded at second and third as Goyette notched the clutch strikeout.