Kingsport Axmen stayed in it until the end, but Pulaski River Turtles pulled away late in a 15-7 victory on Thursday. Pulaski River Turtles was down 7-5 in the top of the eighth inning when John Bay homered on a 0-1 count, scoring four runs.
Pulaski River Turtles scored six runs in the ninth inning. Pulaski River Turtles offense in the inning was led by Josh Rolling, Ross Lovich, Cameron Leary, Garrett Rice, and Mark Trotta, who each had RBIs in the inning.
Tanner Lohaus earned the win for Pulaski River Turtles. Lohaus went two innings, allowing zero runs on three hits, striking out two and walking zero. Lucas Reed threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Cole Kirschsieper started the game for Kingsport Axmen. The southpaw surrendered zero runs on one hit over three innings, striking out seven Charlie Coon started the game for Pulaski River Turtles. The southpaw went three innings, allowing five runs on four hits and striking out one
Kingsport Axmen collected 11 hits on the day. Connor Milton, Orlando Salinas Jr., and Barnes all collected multiple hits for Kingsport Axmen. Barnes, Salinas Jr., and Milton each collected two hits to lead Kingsport Axmen.
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