Elizabethton pulled away for a 5-2 win over Kingsport on Sunday in Game 3 of the Appy League West Division series.
The Appalachian League West Division championship series is headed to the third and deciding game.
Moises Castillo had three hits, three runs and a pair of RBIs to lead the Johnson City Cardinals’ 10-3 comeback win over the Kingsport Mets on Tuesday night.
Needing only one win to secure a berth, Kingsport clinched the final spot in the Appalachian League playoffs with an 8-6, 10-inning win over Johnson City on Monday night.
After losing to Burlington earlier Sunday, the Kingsport Mets clinched an Appy League wild-card playoff berth when Elizabethton beat Bristol.
The Kingsport Mets may have dropped an 11-2 Appalachian League decision to the Burlington Royals on Saturday at Hunter Wright Stadium, but their magic number also dropped.
The Kingsport Mets scored first, but that was it in Friday night’s 5-1 Appalachian League loss to the Burlington Royals at Hunter Wright Stadium.
Kingsport and Bristol are tied for second place in the Appy League West Division, four games behind leader Elizabethton going into Tuesday’s games.
Rylan Thomas’ two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning capped a remarkable comeback for the Greeneville Reds, who handed the Kingsport Mets a 12-9 defeat Monday night at Pioneer Park.
The Kingsport Mets and Greeneville Reds split Sunday’s Appy League twin bill, the K-Mets winning the opener 5-0 and the Reds taking the nightcap 7-6.
Alexander Vizcaino kept the Kingsport Mets in check Saturday, pitching the Pulaski Yankees to a 5-1 win — and three-game Appalachian League series sweep — at Calfee Park.
The Pulaski Yankees built a 7-0 lead on their way to an 8-1 Appy League win over the Kingsport Mets on Friday night.
Kingsport pitching had a hard time finding the strike zone Thursday night and the Mets dropped a 7-2 Appalachian League decision to Pulaski.
With the Appalachian League season down to the final three weeks, the Kingsport Mets kept themselves in playoff position with an 8-3 victory over the Bluefield Blue Jays on Sunday night at Hunter Wright Stadium.
Saturday’s win at Danville pulled Kingsport back within 2½ games of Appy League West Division-leading Elizabethton after the Twins dropped a doubleheader with Bluefield.