Valenzuela, Demeritte and Lien lead Mississippi in win

Valenzuela, Demeritte and Lien carry Mississippi over Tennessee 9-5


Thursday, May 17, 2018

KODAK, Tenn. (AP) -- Luis Valenzuela, Travis Demeritte and Connor Lien each had three hits, as the Mississippi Braves beat the Tennessee Smokies 9-5 on Thursday.

Demeritte was a triple short of the cycle, scoring a couple of runs while also driving home two.

Mississippi scored in six different innings in the victory, including the eighth, when Demeritte hit a two-run home run.

Elian Leyva (2-0) got the win in relief while Scott Effross (0-2) took the loss in the Southern League game.

Ian Rice homered and doubled, driving in three runs and scoring a pair for the Smokies.

Mississippi improved to 4-2 against Tennessee this season.

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