GREENEVILLE — Adam Bleday, a Titusville alumni, recorded his first professional win, on Tuesday, during the Greeneville Astros’ 4-1 triumph over the Johnson City Cardinals, at Pioneer Park.
Greenville, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros, staked a 4-0 lead after the first inning. After Johnson City grabbed a run in the top of the third, Bleday was summoned for his third appearance of the season.
In his two innings of work, Bleday only allowed one hit and one walk, while striking out a hitter. In both frames, the leadoff man reached base, but Bleday was able to pitch out of trouble.
Johnson City, an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, was able to put two runners on in the fourth inning, but Bleday was able to induce consecutive force outs via the groundball to escape any damage, including one off the bat of St. Louis’s fourth-best prospect according to MLB.com, Kelvin Perez.
It was a successful pickoff play that helped Bleday get through the fifth unscathed as he exited the contest with Greeneville’s 4-1 in tact.
“It feels great.” Bleday said after notching his first win. “I just have to keep progressing.”