Chan Moon led the Astros with a 2-for-4 game that included a triple, three RBIs and a run. Ruben Sosa and Jordan Scott each went 2-for-5 with an RBI and Sosa scoring twice. Ryan Brett led the P-Rays, turning in a 4-for-5 game with a double and a run. Joel Caminero added a 2-for-4 day with a double and a run.
Jeremiah Meiners (1-3) got the win for Greeneville. He went 3 1/3 innings and gave up just a single hit with three strikeouts.
Princeton starter Eduar Quinonez suffered a rough day on the mound, lasting just 3 2-3 innings and allowing six runs, five earned, on four hits with three strikeouts to two walks. He took the loss and dropped to 1-4 for the 2011 campaign.
The key juncture of the game came in the top of the fourth inning. With one out and Princeton up 3-1, Luis Alvarez drew a walk and advanced to second on Ariel Olvando's single to right. Jose Monzon was then hit by a pitch to load the bases.
A wild pitch then allowed Alvarez to score while Olvando and Monzon each advanced 90 feet. Olvando tied the game on Darwin Rivera's sacrifice fly to center. Monzon advanced to third on the play, then was singled home by Moon. Another wild pitch allowed Moon to advance to second and Sosa's single to center allowed him to score. Sosa, who had advanced to second on a throw home, scored next on Scott's single to center. Jesse Wierzbicki ended the inning by grounding out to second, but the damage had been done.
The Astros added a run in the fifth when Alvarez scored on a walk drawn by Moon and added another run in the seventh when Moon tripled to center to bring in Rivera.
Greeneville opened the game with a run in the first frame. Sosa scored on a throwing error triggered by his steal of third base.
Princeton responded with a run in the bottom of the second. Caminero scored on Josh Sale's single to right. The P-Rays then captured the lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third. Drew Vettleson hit his sixth home run of the season, a two-run shot that also brought in Brett. But that was Princeton's last offense of the day.
Greeneville (19-27) and Princeton (24-22) will play the deciding game of their series on August 8 at Hunnicutt Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. with gates opening one hour prior to game time. The Mayberry Deputy is set to make a special appearance at the game, courtesy of BB&T Bank of Princeton.
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