Bluefield Ridge Runners lost the lead late in a 5-3 defeat to Pulaski River Turtles on Friday. The game was tied at three with Pulaski River Turtles batting in the top of the ninth when an error scored one run for Pulaski River Turtles.
Bluefield Ridge Runners lost despite out-hitting Pulaski River Turtles seven to five.
Pulaski River Turtles fired up the offense in the first inning. Ross Lovich hit a solo homer.
Pulaski River Turtles evened things up at three in the top of the seventh inning.
Bluefield Ridge Runners tallied three runs in the fifth inning. Joshuan Sandoval, Myles McKisic, and Tervell Johnson all drove in runs in the frame.
Chris Barraza earned the win for Pulaski River Turtles. Barraza went four and two-thirds innings, allowing zero runs on one hit and striking out 11.
Justin Coleman took the loss for Bluefield Ridge Runners. The pitcher went two and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on one hit and striking out two.
Ben Harris started the game for Bluefield Ridge Runners. Harris lasted four innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out five Charlie Coon started the game for Pulaski River Turtles. The lefty lasted four and a third innings, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out three and walking one
Bluefield Ridge Runners hit one home run on the day. Sandoval put one out in the fifth inning.
Bluefield Ridge Runners tallied seven hits. Tyler McPeak and Johnson each had multiple hits for Bluefield Ridge Runners. Johnson and McPeak each managed two hits to lead Bluefield Ridge Runners.
Pulaski River Turtles didn’t commit a single error in the field. Ryan Johnson had 16 chances in the field, the most on the team.
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