The Elizabethton Twins' offense came in firing on all cylinders, and they showed no signs of slowing down as they pounded out 15 runs and 15 hits to defeat Kingsport 15-5 on Saturday evening.
After Kingsport grabbed an early 1-0 advantage, the Twins took the lead with a three-run second and never looked back.
After opening up a 5-1 lead, Kingsport cut the deficit to 5-3 on a fourth inning RBI-single by Yoel Romero, but the Twins wasted little time in answering.
The Twins sent 11 men to the plate in the fifth and plated six runs to balloon the lead out to eight.
Twins reliever Austin Schulfer picked up the win by throwing the final five innings, allowing just two runs.
The biggest bright spot for the Mets offense was the play of Luis Santana. The second baseman from Bani, Dominican Republic went 4-5 to raise his average to .353.
Gavin Garay went 2-4 with a booming two-run homer in the 5th, to also raise his average to .353.
Kenny Hernandez also tallied a pair of hits in the loss.
The Mets and Twins will be back in action for a crucial game two of the series tomorrow afternoon. It's Boy Scouts Day at Hunter Wright Stadium, as the Mets welcome members of the Boy Scouts of East Tennessee.
Gates will open at 3:00 pm with first pitch set for 4:00.
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