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K-Mets beat Greeneville again

Staff Report • Aug 2, 2009 at 12:00 AM

GREENEVILLE — The Kingsport Mets might as well call Pioneer Park their second home.

The K-Mets have won all five of their games at Greeneville this season — one more than they have won at Hunter Wright Stadium— and had their best offensive outing on Saturday with 21 hits in a 17-7 Appalachian League win over the Astros.

All 10 position players recorded at least one hit with seven K-Mets contributing multi-hit games.

Kingsport (12-23) opened the scoring in the top of the first inning with a pair of runs on consecutive singles by Alonzo Harris, Richard Lucas and Jeff Flagg.

The K-Mets scored at least one run in every inning but the fifth and scored four runs in the eighth, capped off by a base-clearing double by Juan Torres.

John Freeman and Gered Mochizuki each went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a walk with Freeman adding two doubles. Freeman has seven hits over the past two games to break out of a slump.

Alonzo Harris hit his league-leading eighth homer, a line drive to left field with two on in the seventh, and Lucas knocked in three runs and reached base four times.

Kingsport starter Yohan Almonte (1-1) went five innings to earn his first win.

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI, Frank Almonte went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and Wilton Infante went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs for the Astros (16-20).

Kingsport will try for the sweep tonight at 6 o’clock.

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