GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Flyboys scored a trio of late runs against the State Liners on Tuesday night, securing a series sweep at Pioneer Park.
After a scoreless first two innings, Bristol’s Eric Erato snuck an RBI single into right field to give the visitors an early 1-0 advantage.
Greeneville native Avery Collins answered back for the Flyboys in the bottom half of the inning, chopping a two-RBI double into right field that put the home team back on top, 2-1.
Bristol appeared to take a late and crucial lead thanks to a three-run eighth inning, started by an RBI single from Abingdon product Luke Francisco and finished by an RBI base knock from Blake Wood.
However, a three-run response in the bottom of the eighth from the home team put them in front for good, 7-5.
The Flyboys will close out their homestand with a two-game series against Princeton starting on Wednesday, while Bristol returns home to host Kingsport.
OTHER APPALACHIAN LEAGUE SCORES
Danville Otterbots 10, Elizabethton River Riders 3
Johnson City Doughboys 4, Kingsport Axmen 4 (JCY wins in extra-innings tiebreaker)