Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 24, 2014

Rays collect first road win at Greeneville

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Nic Wilson hit his first professional home run, while Nick Ciuffo, Blake Grant-Parks and Hector Montes rapped out three hits apiece to lead a 15-hit Princeton Rays attack that carried the Rays to a 5-3 win over the Greeneville Astros, Tuesday night.

Wilson’s, the fourth leading home run hitter in NCAA Division I this spring, hit a two-run blast in the fifth inning that at the time gave the Rays a 3-0 lead.

Princeton starting pitcher Jose Alonzo picked up his first win of the year after a non-decision on opening night. Alonzo worked five innings of shutout ball, allowed six hits and struck out four. Justin McCalvin came on and pitched the final 1/3 inning to earn his first save of the year.

Greeneville got three hits from Ydarqui Marte and a pair of hits from each Sean McMullen and Bryan Muniz. Starting pitcher Austin Nicely took the loss, his second of the young season.

The Rays (3-3) return home to face Kingsport. First pitch at Hunnicutt Field is set for 7:05 p.m.

At Pioneer Park

Princeton.........................000  121  001  —  5  15  1

Greeneville......................000  002 100   —  3  11  1

Alonzo, Chiriros (6), Paredes (8), McCalvin (9) and Ciuffo; Nicely, Dykxhoorn (6), Perez (7), Heredia (9) and Nottingham. W-Alonzo (1-0), L-Nicely (0-2), Sv-McCalvin (1) HR: P - Wilson (1). Att - 1, 056.

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