GREENEVILLE, TN - Cameron Warren's three run home run in the bottom of the sixth Monday night was the difference in the Greeneville Reds (11-15) 5-2 win over the Kingsport Mets (13-13) at Pioneer Park. LHP Jose Salvador matched a season high with six strikeouts over five innings, but did not factor in the decision.
After a stranding a runner at third in the first, Greeneville struck first in the second. Tyler Callihan drew a one out walk, stole second, and scored on Garrett Wolforth's RBI-double.
Cristopher Pujols reached on a dropped third strike to open the fifth, and went first-to-third on Sebastian Espino's one out double. Pujols scored the tying run on Kennie Taylor's sacrifice fly. Espino went to third on the out, and scored on Scott Ota's RBI-single.
Greeneville answered in the bottom half. Carlos Reina drew a lead off walk, and scored the tying run on Wolforth's second RBI-double.
LHP Hector Rodriguez (L, 1-2) walked both Allan Cerda and Cristian Olivo to open the sixth ahead of Warren. Warren came up and hit a go-ahead three run home run to left field to break the 2-2 tie.
Salvador allowed two runs on four hits over five innings with six strikeouts but did not factor in the decision. LHP Alec Byrd (W, 3-0) struck out five of the six Mets hitters he faced over two perfect innings to earn his third win. RHP Tanner Cooper (S, 1) tossed two perfect innings with two strikeouts for his first professional save.
Greeneville will try and split the four game series Tuesday night at Hunter Wright Stadium. First pitch between RHP Orlando Noriega (2-1, 3.91) and RHP Junior Santos is scheduled for 6:30 PM.
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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