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Defending Appy League champs return

By Jordan Conigliaro
Published On: Jun 18 2013 10:18:19 PM CDT
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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. -

The Elizabethton Twins have returned to the Tri-Cities. They could have a hard time topping what they accomplished last season.

The Twins bus arrived in Elizabethton Tuesday evening. Players, coaches and other team personnel are now unpacking and settling into their new home for the next few months.

Last season the Twins won the Appalachian League Championship with a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning against the Burlington Royals. It was their fifth league title in team history.

"Last year winning the championship like we did, that was fantastic," General Manager Mike Mains told News 5 WCYB.

"You hope we have some more fireworks on the field this year."

The Twins open the season Thursday by hosting the Bristol Sox.