BRISTOL, Va. — Kingsport pitchers combined to give up just three hits and the Mets took a 3-1 victory over the Bristol White Sox on Monday night in the second game of their Appalachian League series at DeVault Memorial Stadium.
K-Mets hurlers frustrated Bristol’s batters all night, striking out 11 and not giving up a hit after the fourth inning.
Edioglis Villasmil (1-0) was awarded the win with his three innings of no-hit relief. Starter Chris Flexen went a solid four innings, allowing one run on three hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Ricardo Jacquez earned his first save with a flawless two innings and four strikeouts.
Bristol (1-4) struck first in the third on a two-out RBI single by Toby Thomas that plated Jake Brown.
But the K-Mets answered in the top of the following frame when Jeffrey Diehl hit his second home run of the year, a fly ball that sailed over the right-center field wall.
In the fifth, the K-Mets’ Adrian Abreu tripled and was doubled home by Bradley Marquez to score what proved to be the winning run.
Kingsport (2-3) tacked on an insurance run in the seventh after Bradley Marquez reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second and scored on Champ Stuart’s base hit.
Abreu finished 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, Pedro Perez was 2-for-4 and Stuart reached based three times.
Kingsport tries to sweep the BriSox on Tuesday before continuing its road trip in Greeneville on Wednesday. The K-Mets return to Hunter Wright Stadium on Saturday when they host Elizabethton.