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Twins win streak halted by Mets

Kevin Mays • Jul 16, 2018 at 10:48 PM

KINGSPORT – Elizabethton’s winning streak ended rather abruptly Monday.

Kingsport used a six-run third inning to take a 14-4 win over the Twins in Appalachian League baseball action at Hunter Wright Stadium.

With the win, Kingsport (14-11) moved two games within West Division-leading Elizabethton (16-9) and ended the Twins’ seven-game winning streak.

MORE HITS AND WALKS

For the third game of the three-game series, the contest was all about hits. The two teams combined to score 59 runs on 71 hits in the series.

In Monday’s win, the K-Mets scored 14 runs on 10 hits, 14 walks and three Elizabethton errors.

Raul Beracierta provided a bulk of the offense for Kingsport with three hits and four RBIs, including a three-RBI triple in the third inning.

Phil Capra added three more RBIs for Kingsport with one hit and two sacrifice flies.

The K-Mets also got a two-run home run from Shervyen Newton in the fifth inning, along with two hits from Gavin Garay.

TWINS POWER AT THE PLATE

Despite only scoring four runs, Elizabethton pounded out 10 hits at the plate.

Chris Williams and Alex Robles each finished with two hits and a RBI for the Twins, while Yunior Severino and Michael Helman each added a RBI.

Ryan Jeffers also finished with two hits for the Twins.

Kingsport’s Eric Villanueva (1-0) took the win on the mound after tossing the final one and two-thirds innings.

Elizabethton starter Pedro Garcia (1-2) took the loss on the mound for the Twins.

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