BLUEFIELD — It was “60s Night” at Bowen Field Sunday, and for the home team, the hits kept on coming.

The Bluefield Orioles snapped their three-game skid with an 8-3 win over the Kingsport Mets Sunday night, slugging 13 hits in the process.

Kraig Binick and Brendan Monaghan paced the Orioles, both going 3-for-4. Richard D-Oleo, Eric Perlozzo, and Jason White had two hits apiece for the Baby Birds.

Cliff Flagello got the win in his first start of the season, and ran his record to 4-1. Mark Williamson got the save.

The Birds scored early, as leadoff hitter D-Oleo singled, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Matt Tucker’s fielder’s choice. The O’s added another run in the second when Monaghan reached on a bunt single and scored on D’Oleo’s hit to right.

The Mets plated their only runs of the game in the third, scoring three times to go on top 3-2. Michael Parker, Daniel Stegall and Nicholas Giarraputo each had RBI singles.

Bluefield, now an even 13-13 on the season, scored in every inning except the seventh to claim the win.

Flagello worked five innings, gave up three runs on six hits and struck out five. Williamson worked the final four innings, allowing two hits, picking up four strikeouts with no runs.

Marcos Tabata suffered the loss for Kingsport. Tabata gave up four runs on six hits, and struck out three.

The two teams meet again tonight at Bowen Field at 7 p.m. The homestand continues Tuesday and Wednesday with the Burlington Royals in town.


At Bowen Field

Kingsport...003 000 000 — 3 8 3

Bluefield.....112 111 01x — 8 13 0

Tabata, M. Carrillo (4), J. Rodriguez (6), Lavorgna (8) and Bucce. Flagello, Williamson (6) and Monaghan. WP-Flagello. LP-Tabata. Sv-Williamson. HR-none. Att-791.