Pirates Ride Five Run Fourth, Take First Two Games in Greeneville

Tyler Garbee Allows One Hit Over 3.1 Scoreless in Relief

By Frank La Sala | July 5, 2019 10:22 PM

GREENEVILLE, TN - The Bristol Pirates (9-8) clinched the three game series with a 5-1 win over the Greeneville Reds (6-11) Friday night at Pioneer Park. Blake Trahan, who's in Greeneville on a rehab assignment, went 2-for-4 in his fourth rehab game.

The Reds scored their lone run in the first. RHP Adrian Florencio walked Ivan Johnson with one out, then balked, allowing Johnson to go to second. Johnson scored from second on Tyler Callihan's RBI-single.

Bristol scored all five of their runs off RHP Orlando Noriega (L, 1-1) in the fourth. Joshua Bissonette led off the inning with a single, and moved to second on Aaron Shackelford's one-out single. Noriega then walked Brendt Citta to load the bases. After striking out Ernny Ordonez, Noriega surrendered a two-out RBI-single to Francisco Acuna to tie up the game. Back-to- back two-run singles from Jean Eusebio and Matthew Morrow extended the Bristol lead to 5-1.

Greeneville loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the fourth, but Peterson Plaz grounded out to second to end the inning. RHP C.J Daneneau (W, 1-0) and RHP Samson Abernathy allowed three hits over the final five innings in relief.

Daneneau earned his first professional win in relief. He allowed two hits over three scoreless innings and struck out four. Noriega took the loss. He allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and a walk in 3.2 innings with three strikeouts.

RHP Tyler Garbee retired nine of the ten batters he faced in relief, striking out four. LHP Jose Zorrilla pitched the final two innings, he walked two and hit one while striking out two. Cameron Warren finished 1-for-4 with a stolen base in his profes- sional debut.

The Reds and Pirates conclude their series Saturday night at Pioneer Park. First pitch between RHP Juan Abril (0-2, 8.10) and RHP Santiago Florez (0-0, 3.86) is scheduled for 6:30.

Saturday night at Pioneer Park is Star Wars Night. The G-Reds will wear specialty jerseys and the first 1,000 fans will re- ceive a light saber courtesy of United Way of Greene County.

ABOUT THE GREENEVILLE REDS

The Greeneville Reds are the Rookie affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and a member of the ten-team Appalachian League. The Reds play at Pioneer Park on the campus of Tusculum University. To learn more about the Greeneville Reds, call 423- 609-7400 or visit www.greenevillereds.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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