DANVILLE, Va. — Kevin Woodall Jr. broke a 10th-inning tie with a sacrifice fly, Leandro Cedeno added a run-scoring single and Johnson City stuck Danville with a 5-3 loss in Appalachian League baseball action Saturday night.
Carlos Soto’s line-drive, one-out single moved Michael Perri, who began the inning at second base, to third. Woodall followed with his sacrifice fly, bringing in Perry to put the Cardinals up 4-3.
Daniel Gomez and Cedeno followed with back-to-back base hits, plating pinch-runner Luis Flores.
The Braves had runners on first and third with nobody out in their end of the 10th. After Parker Kelly retired the next two batters, Griffin Benson’s walk loaded the bases.
The contest ended with catcher Zach Jackson catching Nicholas Vizcaino’s pop-up in foul territory — making a winner out of Kelly (3-1), who worked two scoreless frames.
Enrique Perez (2 innings pitched) and Jacob Sylvester (1) did shutout work after Cards starter Tommy Parsons surrendered three runs (two earned) over five innings.
Johnson City amassed seven hits, with Perri socking a pair doubles in three at-bats. He also scored twice.
Donivan Williams contributed a two-run single for the Cards, giving them a 2-1 fourth-inning lead. The Braves’ Luis Mejia (double) and Nicholas Shumpert (sac fly) drove in runs in the bottom of the inning.
Johnson City knotted things up in the fifth, when Perri led off with a double, Brandon Riley singled and Soto drew a walk. Perri crossed the plate when Woodall hit into a double play.
Led by Brett Langhorne at 3 for 5 with a triple, Danville amassed a dozen hits. Ricardo Rodriguez and Vizcaino added two hits apiece.
Yielding two runs (one earned) in two innings of work, Zach Daniels (2-2) absorbed the loss.
The Cards and Braves meet again today in a 4 p.m. game