The Greeneville Astros opened up their Best-of-Three series at home against regular season division champion Kingsport Sunday night and lost 3-1.
Kingsport got two runs in the top of the 1st on a double, walk and two consecutive singles, and added another in the 4th with two outs on an HBP, stolen base and a single. The Gastros had two on with nobody out in the bottom of the 5th, but a bunt led to Tanner Mathis getting thrown out at 3rd base. Chase Mcdonald and Marc Wik were retired to end the threat.
Greeneville did add one in the bottom of the 7th when Brett Phillips scored from first on a Brian Holberton double, but the Astros were 0x9 w/RISP for the game. Kingsport retired the final six batters of the game for the series-opening win. Game 2 is tonight (Monday) at Kingsport.
Jandel Gustave: 5IP, 5H/3ER, 7K:2BB
Joe Musgrove: 4IP, 0H/0ER, 4K:0BB
Brett Phillips: 3x4
Tanner Mathis: 1x4, BB
Brian Holberton: 1x4, 2B, RBI
Juan Santana: 1x4, 2B
Man of the Match: Joe Musgrove