Pulaski beats Princeton, 6-4

The Pulaski River Turtles stay undefeated against the Princeton WhistlePigs in a 6-4 win on Saturday night.

The game looked to be a shootout early, but impressive relief pitching would be the story of the game.

Princeton got out to a three-run lead in the first, but a grand slam from third baseman Ryan Johnson (5) would turn the game around and make the game 4-3 after one.

In the fourth, an RBI single from first baseman Ryland Zaborowski would bring in Carter Newman and extend their lead to two.

In the bottom of the fifth, we would see one of the rarest plays in baseball, where Princeton’s Chris Canada would throw an immaculate inning. Canada would throw nine pitches, with all nine being strikes

In the seventh, Princeton would pull within one but a solo shot from first baseman Ryland Zaborowski (1) would negate that run and make it a 5-4 ballgame.

Then in the eighth, Pulaski would add on an insurance run thanks to an RBI triple from Rodney Green Jr. and that would make the final 6-4.

Starter Hunter Hargett got the win, going five innings, allowing eight hits, three runs, while walking two and striking out seven. Princeton’s starter Stone Evers would get the loss, going three innings, allowing four hits, four runs, walking four and striking out two.

Player of the game went to Ryan Johnson, with his grand-slam giving him the nod.

Pulaski will look for the series sweep with a rematch against Princeton on Seven Inning Sunday.

-Kyle Manalo