Greeneville beats Kingsport, takes slight edge in West Division

GREENEVILLE, TN — The Greeneville Astros rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat Kingsport 6-3 Saturday, taking a one game lead in the Appalachian League’s West Division.

Four Astros had multi-hit games against the Mets, led by Hector Roa’s 3-4 night. Randy Cesar and Kevin Martir had a pair of RBI each from the 7th and 8th spots in the batting order.

Patrick Mazeika was 1-2 with a double for Kingsport, knocking in two of the Mets’ three runs.

Greeneville improved to 13-11 with the win, surges one game ahead of Kingsport (12-12) and Johnson City (11-11). The three teams were tied atop the division going into the day.

Johnson City lost 6-0 at Bluefield Saturday. The Cardinals mustered just four hits but left eight runners on base.

Elizabethton (11-12) is 4th in the West Division, just 1.5 games out of 1st after a 15-10 barn burner at Burlington. The Twins have been miserable on the road in 2015, but they came through on this night, improving to 5-10 away from Joe O’Brien Field.

The Twins entered the 9th inning trailing 10-9 but put up a six spot the Royals couldn’t match. Alex Perez and Rainis Silva both had three hits for Elizabethton, while Kamran Young and LaMonte Wade hit home runs. Wade’s was a two out, 2-run shot in that 9th inning. Young, Wade and Perez all finished with 3 RBI, and Young scored three times.

In Danville, it was heartbreak for Bristol, as the Braves walked off the Pirates 5-4 in 11 innings. Bristol fell to 8-14, four games out of 1st in the West.

Danville scored two in the 8th to send it to extra innings, then closed it out in the 11th. Trae Arbet had a home run and two total hits for Bristol, and Tomas Morales added a pair of knocks as well.

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