Burlington completes sweep of E-Twins

12:58 am | July 10, 2013

The broom was unavoidable. Elizabethton had no answer for Burlington.

Photo by Danny Davis Elizabethton first baseman Rory Rhodes dives to make a successful tag on Burlington baserunner Andrew Ayers.

Photo by Danny Davis
Elizabethton first baseman Rory Rhodes dives to make a successful tag on Burlington baserunner Andrew Ayers.

The Royals handed Twins standout Tim Shibuya (3-1) his first loss of the season with a combined three runs over the sixth and seventh innings to complete a three-game sweep with a 5-4 victory at Joe O’Brien Field Tuesday.

Elizabethton (12-6), which struggled at the plate the previous two games, out-hit the Royals 10-9 but left 11 runners stranded — a key number in a tight game.

“They were three hard-fought games,” said Twins manager Ray Smith. “We didn’t swing the bat. Tonight, we swung the bat a little bit better, we just left too many guys on base. The guys gave a good effort. The balls just weren’t dropping for us tonight.

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