Bristol State Liners snagged a late lead and defeated Pulaski River Turtles 8-7 on Thursday. The game was tied at seven with Bristol State Liners batting in the bottom of the eighth when Daniel Stephens doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Bristol State Liners earned the victory despite allowing Pulaski River Turtles to score six runs in the fifth inning. Pulaski River Turtles‘s big inning was driven by a single by John Bay, a home run by Cameron Leary, and a double by Mark Trotta.
Brenton Fisher was the winning pitcher for Bristol State Liners. The righty went one inning, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out one and walking zero. Jake DeLisi, Paul Gervase, and Seth Masters all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory. Gervase recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Bristol State Liners.
RJ Kuruts started the game for Bristol State Liners. Kuruts allowed six hits and one run over four innings, striking out seven and walking one Joan Jesus Gonzalez started the game for Pulaski River Turtles. The pitcher allowed five hits and three runs over four innings, striking out four and walking one
Bristol State Liners saw the ball well today, racking up nine hits in the game. Taylor Jackson and Stephens all managed multiple hits for Bristol State Liners. Stephens and Jackson each collected two hits to lead Bristol State Liners.
Pulaski River Turtles tallied 14 hits in the game. Irvin Escobar, Trotta, Conner Gore, and Bay each racked up multiple hits for Pulaski River Turtles. Escobar led Pulaski River Turtles with four hits in five at bats.
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