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Burlington deals blow to K-Mets' playoff hopes

staff report • Aug 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM

KINGSPORT — The Burlington Royals dealt the K-Mets a double-whammy on Sunday night at Hunter Wright Stadium. Not only did the Royals upend Kingsport 6-2, but the loss dropped the K-Mets (33-26) into third place in the Appalachian League’s West Division and out of a tie with Elizabethton in the race for a postseason playoff berth. The Twins (34-25) downed Greeneville 9-3 to move one game ahead of Kingsport in the standings. Dustin Lawley gave the K-Mets’ fans something to cheer about in the first inning when he homered over the center field wall. But the joy was short-lived as the Royals (21-38) hit three home runs over the next four innings take a 5-1 lead. Kingsport showed some signs of life in the seventh when Jonathan Clark walked and scored all the way from first on a double by Jeffrey Glenn, but the rally died when the next two K-Mets failed to reach base. The Royals added a run in the ninth when Justin Trapp smacked another homer for the final margin of victory. Kingsport will host Danville Monday night at 7 p.m.

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