The Game: The Princeton Rays won game one of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Kingsport Mets 2-1 at Hunter Wright Stadium. Princeton took an early lead by Ty Morrison leading off the game with a solo home run to put the Rays ahead 1-0.
Princeton added to their lead in the fifth inning. Ty Morrison got things going with a single to center and then scored on an RBI triple by Brian Bryles. Then Cody Rogers singled home Bryles to give the Rays a 3-0 advantage.
Kingsport added their first run in the sixth inning on an RBI double by Jeff Flagg to score Richard Lucas. Then the Mets struck for another run in the seventh as Alonzo Harris singled home Juan Torres to bring the Mets to within a run of the lead. But it wasn’t enough as the Rays held on to win 3-2.
Trevor Shull earned the win, pitching 6 innings and allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 5. Kirby Yates picked up the save allowing 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 1 in an inning of work. Angel Cuan was the losing pitcher for Kingsport.
What Went Right: Ty Morrison; 3 for 4 with a home run, RBI and 2 runs scored.
What Went Wrong: Alejandro Torres; 0 for 3 with a strikeout.
A Look Ahead: The Rays and Mets play game two of the doubleheader. Tyler Oakes (1-0) will pitch against Zach Von Tersch (1-0).