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Gilberto Celestino's double drove in Yunior Severino in the eighth inning, and the Twins downed the Princeton Rays 2-1 Wednesday night at Joe O'Brien Field to sweep the best-of-3 Appalachian League Championship Series.
Elizabethton pulled away for a 5-2 win over Kingsport on Sunday in Game 3 of the Appy League West Division series.
The Appalachian League West Division championship series is headed to the third and deciding game.
A four-run seventh inning propelled the Elizabethton Twins to a 7-3 victory over the Kingsport Mets in the opening game of the Appy League playoffs.
The Elizabethton Twins have set the standard in the Appalachian League with 11 league and 15 division titles since 1978.
Kingsport has had a minor league baseball team since 1921 and the Mets for the past 38 years. The team is a rookie affiliate of the New York Mets and is a member of the Appalachian League. Out of the 165 minor league teams across the country, Kingsport's relationship with the Mets is the eighth longest in the nation.
The Johnson City Cardinals won the final game of their season on Wednesday night at TVA Credit Union Ballpark over the Kingsport Mets 8-6.
Moises Castillo had three hits, three runs and a pair of RBIs to lead the Johnson City Cardinals’ 10-3 comeback win over the Kingsport Mets on Tuesday night.
Needing only one win to secure a berth, Kingsport clinched the final spot in the Appalachian League playoffs with an 8-6, 10-inning win over Johnson City on Monday night.
The Kingsport Mets may have dropped an 11-2 Appalachian League decision to the Burlington Royals on Saturday at Hunter Wright Stadium, but their magic number also dropped.
The Kingsport Mets scored first, but that was it in Friday night’s 5-1 Appalachian League loss to the Burlington Royals at Hunter Wright Stadium.
KINGSPORT — Kingsport is a step closer to an Appalachian League playoff berth.