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Offensive showcase ends in 18-10 victory for Cards

Johnson City Press • Updated Aug 5, 2018 at 6:31 AM

SEVIERVILLE—Johnson City and Greeneville churned out mass quantities of hits and runs on Saturday night.

In the end, the Cardinals had the stronger production line and walked away with an 18-10 Appalachian League baseball victory.

The two teams combined for 38 hits and came close to dividing them equally, with JC recording 20 and Greeneville 18.

The Cards, though, proved significantly more adept at putting up runs. The long ball was a major factor, with Donivan Williams and Michael Perri belting three-run home runs. Adding solo shots for JC were Nolan Gorman and Brandon Riley.

As for Greeneville, it homered just once as Jonathan Willems went deep with no one on base in the bottom of the eighth. That made it a 13-8 game before the Cards pushed across five more runs.

Perri had four hits, runs and RBIs in four at-bats while Gorman finished 4 for 6, scoring twice.

Batting 3 for 4, Riley also recorded four runs. Moreover, he amassed three walks for the second consecutive contest.

Accounting for four RBIs, Williams batted 3 for 5 and scored three times. Dariel Gomez (2 runs) and Leandro Cedeno (double) contributed two hits apiece, while Zach Jackson and Carlos Soto each doubled and knocked in a pair of runs.

The Reds’ Reniel Ozuna went 4 for 5 with two RBIs, Willems was 3 for 5 with two runs and Nate Scantlin registered three RBIs. Adding two hits apiece were Hunter Oliver, Claudio Finol and Raul Juarez.

Surrendering five runs on nine hits, the Cards’ Kyle Leahy (2-1) threw the first six innings. He put up four strikeouts against no walks.

Greeneville starter Miguel Medrano (1-3) lasted four innings, yielding six runs (five earned), eight hits and two walks. He totaled seven Ks.

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