GREENEVILLE, TN - RHP Spencer Stockton (W, 2-0) retired the first 20 Kingsport Mets (30-32) Wednesday night in the Greeneville Reds (24-36) 10-0 victory at Pioneer Park. Jaylen Palmer walked with two outs in the top of the seventh inning to end Stockton's perfect game bid. Three pitches later, Andres Regnault ended the no-hitter with a single to right field.
Stockton finished the night allowing just one hit through eight scoreless innings for his second win of the season. He also struck out nine and walked two.
Greeneville scored their 10 runs over the first four innings. Mike Spooner doubled to open up the first, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt, and scored on Garrett Wolforth's sacrifice fly.
In the second, Spooner hit a two-out RBI-double down the right field line to put the Reds up two. Ivan Johnson followed with a 440 foot, three-run home run to right field off RHP Benito Garcia (L, 1-4), to extend the lead to 5-0.
Cristian Olivo hit a two-out RBI-single in the third inning, scoring Carlos Reina. Jose Tello scored a few pitches later on a wild pitch. In the fourth, Tyler Callihan's RBI-single scored Spooner. Olivo's two-run single three batters later rounded out the scoring.
Spooner finished the night 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored. Ivan Johnson's three-run home run was his fifth blast of the year, and first at Pioneer Park. Cristian Olivo finished 2-for-4 with three RBI's. RHP Jonathan Tripp worked around a leadoff single in a scoreless ninth inning.
The Reds begin their final Pioneer Park series with a doubleheader against the Princeton Rays Friday night. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 PM. RHP Jake Gilbert (0-2, 4.68) will start game one, with LHP Jacques Pucheu (0-0, 0.00) starting game two. Both games will be seven innings, with game two beginning 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.
Fans who wear their favorite football team's jersey to the game Friday will receive a special $5 ticket rate.
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.
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