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.