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Kingsport's last-inning rally falls one run short in loss to Bristol Pirates

Kevin Mays • Jul 24, 2018 at 12:30 AM

BRISTOL — A dramatic comeback attempt by Kingsport fell short Monday night.

The K-Mets scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to cut a 7-2 deficit to one run before Bristol shut the door to pick up a 7-6 Appalachian League win at Boyce Cox Field.

RALLY TIME

Kingsport’s two-out rally in the ninth came with a double from Shervyen Newton to score Guillermo Granadillo and Yoel Romero, a triple from Jarred Kelenic to score Newton and a single from Raul Beracierta to score Kelenic.

Kingsport (16-15) continued the threat when Mark Vientos and Phil Capra walked to load the bases. But Kenny Hernandez’s fly out to center field ended the contest.

ONE-MAN SHOW

Bristol’s Yondry Contreras was the offense for the Pirates (14-17).

The left fielder went 4-for-4 with two home runs, five RBIs and three runs scored.

Contreras had a two-run homer in the second inning, a solo shot in the fourth frame, a two-RBI single in the sixth inning and a single in the eighth.

“Amazing. I never did that before,” Contreras said of his two-home run contest. “I feel very happy with two homers in the game.”

K-METS STATS

Kingsport’s Beracierta finished 1-for-5 with three RBIs in the losing effort.

Newton added two hits and two RBIs for the K-Mets.

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