Gilbert Solid At The Plate With Four Hits, Burlington Sock Puppets Lose To Pulaski River Turtles
Benji Gilbert had four hits, but Burlington Sock Puppets fell to Pulaski River Turtles 17-11 on Tuesday. Gilbert singled in the third, singled in the fourth, doubled in the sixth, and homered in the ninth.
Pulaski River Turtles pulled away for good with 14 runs in the fifth inning. In the fifth Jackson Beamon doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run, Mark Trotta doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs, Garrett Rice singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs, Beamon drew a walk, scoring one run, Ryan Johnson doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring three runs, Trotta was struck by a pitch, driving in a run, Conner Gore singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs, and Rice doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs.
Ruhl pitched Pulaski River Turtles to victory. The righthander allowed five hits and six runs over five innings, striking out seven. Lucas Reed and Irvin Escobar entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Burlington Sock Puppets totaled 13 hits in the game. Gilbert and Merrick each racked up multiple hits for Burlington Sock Puppets. Gilbert went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead Burlington Sock Puppets in hits.
Pulaski River Turtles racked up 15 hits on the day. Gore, Trotta, Rice, Johnson, Ross Lovich, and Cameron Leary each collected multiple hits for Pulaski River Turtles. Gore led Pulaski River Turtles with three hits in six at bats.
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