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Greenville Falls to Asheville, 4-2, on Mother's Day

May 12, 2019 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Greenville Drive News Release

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Greenville Drive fell to the Asheville Tourists, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon at McCormick Field, as the Tourists evened the series at 1-1.

Both teams got on the board in the opening frame. With the bases loaded and one out, Triston Casas got the Drive on the board on an RBI fielder's choice to first, scoring Kervin Suarez from third to make it a 1-0 game. Asheville answered with two runs in the bottom half on a two-RBI double to left by John Cresto to give the Tourists a 2-1 lead.

Asheville added lone runs in the third and seventh innings. Willie MacIver drove in a run with a bases-loaded, RBI popout in the third. A two-out, RBI single to right by Luke Morgan made it a 4-1 lead in the seventh.

Drive cut in to the lead with one in the eighth. Casas drove in his second run of the game with an RBI single to center to make it the eventual final score of 4-2.

Asheville starter Ryan Feltner (2-3) earned the win, allowing one run on five hits with six strikeouts against one walk in 6.0 innings of work. Drive starter Angel Padron (1-3) suffered the loss, allowing three runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts in 4.0 innings pitched. The save went to Alexander Martinez, his seventh of the year, allowing a lone hit with three strikeouts in 1.1 innings pitched.

Kris Jackson made his Drive debut on his first day with the team, tossing 3.0 innings and allowing one run on two hits with a pair of strikeouts. Logan Browning tossed a scoreless eighth inning with two strikeouts.

At the plate, Grant Williams led the Drive with a 2-for-4 day that included a double. Casas drove in both Drive runs on the afternoon, while Devlin Granberg and Kole Cottam each doubled in the loss.

The two will conclude the series on Monday with a 10:30 a.m. first pitch. Greenville's RHP Alex Scherff (0-2, 3.95 ERA) goes head-to-head with Asheville's LHP Nick Bush (1-3, 6.75 ERA).

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