Greeneville brings down Kingsport, 13-3

July 30th, 2021

KINGSPORT – Tayler Aguilar etched his name in the Greeneville Flyboys record book as he completed the cycle, going 4-for-6 at the plate with six runs batted in. Greeneville completed a three-game sweep of the Kingsport Road Warriors with a 13-3 victory on Thursday night.

Greeneville (29-14-1) scored in each of the first four innings on the night to take a 10-0 advantage against the Road Warriors. The Flyboys notched 17 hits in the contest as Aguilar, Homer Bush, Jr., Jac Croom, Kyle Karros, and Trevor Austin each tallied multi-hit nights at the plate.

The Flyboys opened the scoring in the top of the first inning as Bush, Jr. delivered a single and would later swipe second to put himself into scoring position. A wild pitch and aggressive baserunning allowed Bush, Jr. to score from second and make it 1-0. Aguilar followed with a two-run home run to give Greeneville a 3-0 lead.

Croom added to the Greeneville lead in the top of the second as his infield single allowed Austin and Darius Perry to score and make it 5-0. Eddie Micheletti started a two-out rally for the Flyboys in the top of the third inning with a double into left field. Micheletti would score following a single by Austin that increased the lead to 6-0.

Each of the first six batters would reach base for Greeneville in the top of the fourth inning as the Flyboys added four runs to stretch the lead to 10-0. Karros, Aguilar, and Emanuel Dean delivered run-scoring hits in the frame for the Flyboys. Aguilar highlighted the inning with his third triple of the season that allowed a pair of runs to score.

Aguilar notched his third hit of the contest with a run-scoring double in the top of the seventh inning as Greeneville gained a 12-2 advantage. He would complete the cycle in the top of the ninth inning as he sent a baseball into shallow center field. Aguilar recorded the first completed cycle during the inaugural 2021 Appalachian League season.

Connor Harris provided Greeneville with five strong innings against Kingsport as he scattered two runs while adding five strikeouts. Harris (3-1) issued his first walk of the season on the mound for the Flyboys as AJ Motte earned a free pass to open the bottom of the third inning.

The Greeneville bullpen allowed just one run through the final four innings of the contest as John Day, Ryan Franklin, and Mason Turner combined to quiet the Road Warriors’ offense. Franklin and Turner retired each of the last six batters for Greeneville as Turner got a 6-4-3 double play after allowing a walk to open the ninth inning.

Greeneville returns to Pioneer Park to host the Elizabethton River Riders for a crucial West Division showdown on July 30-31 at 7 p.m. both nights. The Flyboys host the Johnson City Doughboys on Sunday for a seven-inning contest beginning at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to visit for news, upcoming games, promotions, tickets, and more.