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K-Mets pummel Astros for first winning streak of year

July 19th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report






GREENEVILLE — Last week, Kingsport Mets manager Mike DiFelice was wondering if the stars would align for his struggling team to win consecutive games.


On Sunday he got his wish.


The the K-Mets put double-digit runs on the scoreboard for the second night in a row in a 13-4 win over the Greeneville Astros, who dropped their fifth straight in Appalachian League play.


Kingsport second baseman Alonzo Harris got the scoring started with his seventh home run, a three-run shot to left field that plated Kurt Steinhauer and Darrell Ceciliani.


Steinhauer, who pushed his batting average to .471, hit a solo shot in the fifth inning before going deep again in the sixth with a three-run homer to give Kingsport (9-16) a seven-run cushion.


Steinhauer, Ceciliani and Ryan Mollica each finished 3-for-5. Richard Lucas, playing in his second game for the Mets, walked twice and hit a bases-loaded double in the seventh to plate two runs.


Kingsport starter Armando Rodriguez lasted just an inning before being replaced by Chris Hilliard. Hilliard (2-1) allowed two runs — one earned — on five hits and no walks in five innings to earn the win.


Greeneville (12-14) committed three errors, was the victim of three Kingsport double plays and stranded 12 baserunners.


Jose Altuve and Grant Hogue had two hits apiece for the Astros.


The K-Mets will go for the sweep tonight before heading to Pulaski for a three-game set.


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