The Pulaski River Turtles fall to the Princeton WhistlePigs in a 6-4 loss on Seven Inning Sunday. Pulaski falls back to under .500, now sitting at a record of 11-12, while Princeton now stands at a record of 10-13.
Pulaski had many scoring opportunities throughout the game, but the ten runners left on base would cost them the win.
Princeton would be the first to get on the board, with a fielder’s choice to bring in designated hitter Mitchell Okuley to make it 1-0 after three.
In the fourth, Princeton would extend their lead to three off an RBI single from Okuley.
Pulaski would answer back in the bottom of the inning scoring two runs for themselves. The first run came off an RBI double from catcher Irvin Escobar. The second came off a sac fly from centerfielder Rodney Green Jr. to bring in Escobar.
In the top of the sixth, Princeton would extend their lead off homers from outfielder Jesse Robinson and catcher Gardner Lawrence and make the game 6-2.
Pulaski would cut that lead down to three off a sacrifice groundout from designated hitter Konner Kinkade to bring in Escobar.
In the bottom of the seventh, Pulaski would find themselves with bases loaded, but they only managed to bring in one run and make the final 6-4. That run would come off a sacrifice ground out from pinch hitter Christian Smith to bring in first baseman Ryland Zaborowski.
The win went to Hayden Setzer, who went three innings in relief, allowing four hits, three runs, while walking two and striking out one. The loss went to starter Seth Tomczak, where he went 5.1 innings, allowed ten hits, six runs, walking one and striking out five.
The entire Appalachian League gets Monday off, but after that, Princeton will start a homestand off with a series against the Greeneville Flyboys, while Pulaski will start a road trip against the Bluefield Ridge Runners.