In a hard-fought battle, the Pulaski River Turtles fall to the Greeneville Flyboys in an 8-7 loss.
Despite being down five, the River Turtles battled to tie it up heading into the ninth, but came up just short.
The Flyboys got on the board early, scoring a run in the top of the first.
Pulaski answered back in the third, with an RBI single from Christian Smith to bring in Romeo Ballesteros and tie it up 1-1.
Just like the night prior, a five-run inning from Greeneville would allow them to gain control of the game. They would have a 6-1 lead heading into the halfway point of the game.
Pulaski would then chip away at that lead, starting with an RBI single from Alec DeMartino in the fifth.
In the seventh, a 2-run homer from Michael Bolton Jr. (1) would make the game 6-4. Pulaski would then tie it up in the eighth with a 2-RBI double from Ryan Moerman.
With the game tied up heading into ninth, both teams were looking to make a statement. The Flyboys would take the lead by scoring two and make it 8-6. Down two, Pulaski needed an answer and Smith would be that answer as he would hit a no-doubter to dead-center field to bring the River Turtles within one. Sadly, Pulaski failed to bring in another run and make the final 8-7.
The winning pitcher of the game went to Greeneville’s Jack Liberio Jr., who went 1.2 innings, allowing one hit, one run, walking none and striking out four. Pulaski’s Bryan Pina would earn the loss for the night, going one inning, allowing one hit, one run, and walking one batter.
Greeneville will continue their road trip on Thursday, as they travel to Kingsport to face the Axman for a split-series. Pulaski will also go on the road, as they will travel to Bristol to face the State Liners.