With four games left in their regular season, the Elizabethon Twins have clinched the Western Division title and advanced to the Appalachian League playoffs for the eighth consecutive season. Since 2000 the Elizabethton Twins have played in eleven Appalachian Playoffs winning five Championships during those years. The 2012 season marks an unprecedented 24th consecutive winning season for this Minor League Baseball franchise.
Two E-Town Twins, outfielders Candido Pimentel and Max Kepler were chosen as Appy League All-Stars and Pimentel, was named as Player of the Year. Pimentel leads the league in hits, ranks third in batting, fourth in on-base percentage and runs scored, and is tied for fourth in stolen bases. Kepler hit .303 in 218 at bats with 9 home runs, knocked in a team leading 47 RBI’s, has 6 stolen bases and led the team with 118 total bases while playing a stellar outfield with just 1 error. Angel Mata was one of the teams top pitchers with a 4-3 record starting 12 games, allowing only 31 hits in 52.1 innings while striking out a team leading 54 batters and posting a 3.27 ERA.
Congratulations and a job well done to all the E-Town players as well as manager Ray Smith, hitting coach Jeff Reed and pitching coach Ivan Arteaga.