Pulaski beats Johnson City, 8-5

Pulaski beats Johnson City, 8-5

The Pulaski River Turtles take down the Johnson City Doughboys in an 8-5 victory Tuesday night. Highlight of the game was a grand slam by Garrett Rice in the bottom of the fifth. Johnson City falls to 12-22-1 on the city while Pulaski now improves to 24-14.

We would find three scoreless innings until a 2 RBI double from Irvin Escobar put Pulaski up 2-0 in the fourth.

A run from Johnson City in the top of the fifth would cut the lead in half, but that would be short-lived as Pulaski would put up another five-run inning in the bottom of the fifth. The first run would come off a wild pitch and bring in Ross Lovich. Garrett Rice would follow that up with a 408-foot grand-slam to left-center field and make the game 7-1.

Pulaski would add on an insurance run in the seventh, off a throwing error by Johnson City and bring in Mark Trotta.

An RBI single in the eighth by Johnson City would eliminate that run and make it 8-2. A throwing error by Pulaski would then add on two runs and make it 8-4. A sac fly later would then bring in one more run and make it 8-5 going into the bottom of the eighth.

Despite the resurgence from Johnson City, the Sun Devil Blake Burzell would pitch a scoreless ninth and record the save.

The win would go to Ty Ruhl, as he went five innings, allowed three hits, one earned run, walked one, and struck out four. The loss went to Seth Willis, he went four, allowing three hits, two earned runs, walked three, and struck out three.

The Turtle of the Game goes to none other than Garrett Rice, as he went 1-2 with that hit of course being the grand slam in the fifth.

Pulaski now looks to complete the sweep Wednesday with a rematch against Johnson City.

By KYLE MANALO