Waiting... Princeton’s Eli Sonoqui catches pop fly in a recent Devil Rays’ baseball game at Hunnicutt Field. Princeton lost its third straight game, a 15-1 decision to Elizabethton on Wednesday. night.

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — The Elizabethton Twins continue to use the Princeton Devil Rays’ pitching staff for batting practice.

Rene Leveret and Deibinson Romero each homered and combined to drive in eight runs, as the Twins crushed the Devil Rays 15-1 in Appalachian League action on Wednesday night at Joe O’Brien Field.

Elizabethton (18-2), has defeated Princeton three times this season by a combined score of 49-10.

The Twins scored three runs in the second and seventh innings, and added four apiece in the fifth and sixth. Meanwhile, Henry Reyes held Princeton to just three hits in six innings on the mound. He also fanned nine batters.

Princeton’s lone run scored in the sixth when Dustin Biell brought home Justin Reynolds with a single.

Elizabethton, which finished with 16 hits, received a three-run homer by Romero in the fifth, and Leveret added a solo shot and drove in three runs.

Romero finished with five runs batted in, while Leveret and Rene Tosoni added four hits apiece, and Tosoni scored three runs.

Reyes improved to 2-1 for the Twins, while Princeton starter Tyree Hayes dropped to 1-2.

Biell, Reynolds, Michael Ross, Ben Humphrey and Jeffrey Carroll had singles for the P-Rays. Elizabethton pitchers recorded 16 strikeouts.

Princeton (11-10), which lost its third straight game, will play the Twins again tonight at 7 p.m.

The P-Rays will return home Friday to host Bluefield. The teams will play twice on Saturday — at Bowen Field at noon, followed by a 7 p.m. contest at Hunnicutt Field.

at Joe O’Brien Field...

Princeton................................................000 001 000 — 1 5 3

Elizabethton...........................................130 044 30x — 15 16 0

Hayes, Dettrich (5), Southern (6), De La Cruz (7) and Acosta, Mollicone (6). Reyes, Tippett (7), Rogers (9) and Palacios. W—Reyes (2-1); L—Hayes (1-2). HR—Romero (4), Leveret (4).

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