KINGSPORT, TN - The Burlington Royals (23-41) defeated the Kingsport Mets (32-32) by a score of 11-2 Saturday night. With the win, the Royals clinched a series win and have now made it consecutive series wins after taking two of three games from the Johnson City Cardinals earlier in the week.
Kingsport scored a run in the bottom of the first, but it was all Burlington after that. In the second, Rafael Romero, Isaiah Henry and Colby Schultz all drove in runs to give the Royals a 3-1 lead.
Jose Marquez brought in Henry with an RBI groundout in the fourth to extend the Burlington lead to 4-1.
The big inning was the sixth, when the B-Royals scored seven times to take a commanding advantage. Henry started the scoring with an RBI single, which was followed by a two-run triple from Marquez. Schultz drove in his second of the night on an RBI single, and then Michael Emodi hit his third home run of the season to make it 11-1. The Royals went on to win the game 11-2.
The third and final game of the series will be Sunday night in Kingsport. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
The Burlington Royals are the Appalachian League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
Single-game tickets are on sale now. Call 336-222-0223 or visit www.burlingtonroyals.com for more information.
WP - Josh Dye (1-3)
LP - Nate Peden (2-5)
Save - Bryar Johnson (1)
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