Flyboys stay atop West Division standings with a 7-2 victory against Pulaski

June 20th, 2021

GREENEVILLE – Greeneville captured the first-ever meeting between the Flyboys and Pulaski River Turtles with a 7-2 victory on Saturday night at Pioneer Park.

Greeneville (9-5) rallied from an early 1-0 deficit to score three unanswered runs against the River Turtles. The Flyboys' pitching staff was locked in once again, recording 14 strikeouts and scattering five hits.

Pulaski scored the opening run of the contest as third baseman Tommy Woods crushed a 3-2 offering from Greeneville starter Ryan Day to give the River Turtles a 1-0 advantage in the top of the second inning.

The Greeneville offense responded in the bottom of the second as Tayler Aguilar hit his first home run of the season to center field to level the score at 1-1. The Flyboys would eventually load the bases and take a 2-1 lead as Jake Dacunto worked a walk to score Eddie Micheletti from third. Micheletti would add to the Greeneville lead in the bottom of the third inning with a run-scoring double that allowed Darius Perry to score and make it 3-1.

Day along with Greeneville reliever Austin Troesser kept the Pulaski offense at bay as the two combined to retire nine straight batters in the third through fifth inning for the Flyboys. Troesser fanned five of the six batters that he faced in the contest.

Greeneville would see its lead trimmed to 3-2 in the sixth inning before rallying for four runs against the River Turtles’ bullpen. The rally started with two outs in the inning as Daylen Reyes worked a walk to extend the inning. Christian Ficca and Dacunto would also reach to load the bases up for the Flyboys. Homer Bush, Jr. and Trevor Austin delivered consecutive two-run hits to extend the lead to 7-2.

Mason Turner, Zane Robbins, and Logan Peterson combined to toss three scoreless frames to close out the contest for the Flyboys. Pulaski mustered just two baserunners over the final two innings as Peterson worked around a leadoff hit-batter to strand a runner at third and secure the victory for Greeneville.

Troesser moved to 1-0 on the season for Greeneville after working a pair of scoreless innings. Micheletti and Ficca paced the Flyboys with a pair of hits on the night, while seven of the nine Greeneville batters scored a run in the contest.

Sunday is the first Kids Club Day at Pioneer Park and the perfect opportunity to play catch with your dad on the field for Father’s Day. The Flyboys look to push their winning streak to three with a 5:30 p.m. first pitch scheduled against the Pulaski River Turtles. Tickets are available by calling the Flyboys ticket office at 423-609-7400. Be sure to visit for news, upcoming games, promotions, tickets, and more.