Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Leo Correa singled home Yoel Araujo in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a two-all tie and give the Princeton Rays a 3-2 win over the Danville Braves, Tuesday night at Hunnicutt Field and a three-game sweep. The win also extends the Rays’ win streak to three games as they have an off-day Wednesday before welcoming the Bristol White Sox to town for a three-game series.
Princton took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Travis Flores singled home Araujo who had walked to lead off the inning.
The Rays made it 2-0 in the fifth when Johnny Eierman led off the frame with a single and went to third on the play thanks to a two-base error. Eierman scored on Spencer Edwards’ ground out.
It remained 2-0 until the top of the eighth when Danville knotted the score. Connor Lien opened the inning with a home run to center. Victor Reyes followed with a single , went to second on Jacob Schrader’s hit, took third on a wild pitch and came home on another wild pitch by Princeton’s Josh Kimborowicz.
After Araujo scored to give the lead back to Princeton in the bottom of the eighth, Kimborowicz got three strikeouts to end the game.
Kimborowicz got the win, his second of the year, while Michael Swanner, the third of three Danville pitchers took the loss.
Reyes led Danville with three hits and Lien had two, Princeton scattered seven hits among its nine batters.
At Hunnicutt Field
Danville (24-32)........000 000 020 — 2 9 3
Princeton (19-40).....010 010 01x — 3 7 1
Michael Flores, Ryan Gunther (5), Michael Swanner (7) and Bryan De La Rosa; Jorge Rodriguez, Edgar Gomez (6), Josh Kimborowicz (8) and Armando Araiza. W-Kimborowicz (2-4), L-Swanner (0-3). HR-DAN: Lien (5) Att-688