The Greeneville Astros defeated the Kingsport Mets Tuesday 13-10. 3 pitchers selected in the 2009 draft took the mound. Zachary Von Tersch started for the K-Mets and perhaps wishes he'd called in sick. He gave up 8 runs, 4 earned, on 6 hits and a walk in 1 1/3 innings pitched. The K-Mets committed 3 errors and Von Tersch threw 2 wild pitches as Greeneville scored 3 1st inning runs. Greeneville scored 5 more on 4 hits, a HBP and another Kingsport error in the 2nd inning before Von Tersch was mercifully removed. Brian Needham came on with 1 out, 3 runs in and 2 runners on base in the 4th inning, and quickly got 2 outs to stop the bleeding. He finished with 4 2/3 scoreless innings. With Greeneville leading 11-10, Thomas Chism came on to pitch the 9th and allowed their final 2 runs on 2 walks and 3 hits.
Position players drafted this June also made their mark on this game. Darrell Ceciliani started in CF and went 0 for 2 before being pinch hit for in the 3rd inning. 3B Joseph Bonfe was 2 for 5 with his 5th double and 2 runs scored. Ryan Mollica started at SS, made 2 errors (his 6th & 7th), then moved to 2B in the top of the 4th where he played error free for the rest of the night. At the plate Mollica was 0 for 2 with 2 runs scored, including 1 on a steal of home in the 4th inning on the front end of a double steal. On the back end of that double steal was Ronald Harris, who went 2 for 5 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Harris started the game in LF and, like Molllica made 2 errors (his 2nd & 3rd), then was moved to CF where he played errorless ball for the balance of the game. RF John Semel was 1 for 4 with a 3rd inning RBI single and a run scored. C John Freeman pinch hit late and struck out, going 0 for 1. For more see the box score and recap.
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