GREENEVILLE – A seventh-inning outburst by visiting Bristol brought to an end a historic winning streak for the Greeneville Astros Friday night.
The White Sox scored three runs to break a 1-1 tie and went on to capture a 4-1 victory in front of 1,044 fans at Pioneer Park.
Greeneville had won seven straight games entering the night – the longest winning streak in franchise history.
The two teams will cap their three-game series tonight at 6 p.m.
The two teams engaged in a pitcher’s duel for six innings Friday.
Bristol (5-8) scored its first run in its opening at-bat. Jake Brown and Nolan Earley drew back-to-back walks, and Trey Michalczewski came through with a two-out single to plate Brown.
Greeneville quickly tied the scored in the bottom of the second when Bobby Borchering, Chase McDonald and Juan Santana strung together singles. Santana’s brought home Borchering.
Pitching was key for both squads the rest of the way.
Bristol used six different pitchers, with none of them working more than two innings.
Scott Carroll started the game and allowed the one run on four hits.
Tyler Danish, Chris Boydston, Charlie Sharrer, Matt Ball and Tyler Barnette combined to work seven innings of shutout ball. The allowed just three hits total.
Boydston was credited with the win and Barnette the save.
Greeneville starter Jandel Gustave pitched the first four innings and allowed one run on two hits. He struck out six and walked three.
Austin Chrismon threw an inning of hitless relief.
Christian Garcia took the loss as he gave up three runs on two walks and a hit.
Gerardo Ramirez pitched the final 2 and 2/3 innings and gave up two hits while striking out three.
Garcia walked Sam Macias and Thurman Hall to begin the seventh inning and then allowed an RBI single to Brown.
Garcia was then pulled for Ramirez.
Earley hit a sacrifice to deep center to make it a 3-1 game, and Patrick Palmeiro, son of former MLB player Rafael Palmeiro, capped this scoring with a double to plate Brown.
Brown finished with two hits and two runs scored to lead the White Sox.
Darwin Rivera had the only multi-hit effort for the Astros, going 2-for-5.
Greeneville held a 7-5 advantage in total hits, but left 11 runners stranded in the contest.