The loss marked the second straight for the K-Mets (10-17), who began a three-game road series at Pulaski Tuesday.
With Kingsport trailing 5-2, John Freeman’s sacrifice fly plated Kurt Steinhauer in the top of the seventh inning. But Alonzo Harris struck out swinging and Gered Mochizuki was gunned down by Mariners catcher Steven Baron while attempting to steal second, ending the comeback rally.
Pulaski reliever Jorden Merry picked up his first save of the season after coming on for Leonardo Rodriguez with two outs in the seventh. Starter Jean Tome (2-3) struck out five and walked one over his five innings.
Jhonathan Torres (0-2) took the loss for the K-Mets, giving up three Pulaski runs over the first five innings.
Leadoff man Dwight Britton got things started for Pulaski, stroking a solo homer to center in the first inning. He added another solo dinger in the third inning.
Kingsport tied things up at 1 in the second inning when Jeff Flagg tripled and scored on a Ryan Mollica sacrifice fly to left field.
The K-Mets tied it up 2-2 again in the fourth when Cesar Puello scored on Mollica’s double. Pulaski recaptured the lead in the bottom frame when Vincent Catricala — who got on with a double — scored on Baron’s sacrifice fly to center field.