Pulaski River Turtles Claws Back, But Falls Just Short Against Princeton WhistlePigs

Pulaski River Turtles fought back after falling down by six runs in the seventh inning. The comeback fell just short though, in a 9-7 defeat to Princeton WhistlePigs on Thursday. Pulaski River Turtles scored five runs in the failed comeback. Mark TrottaRoss Lovich, and Tommy Woods picked up RBIs to lead the rally.

Pulaski River Turtles collected eight hits and Princeton WhistlePigs had 12 in the high-scoring affair.

Pulaski River Turtles opened up scoring in the second inning. Irvin Escobar hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring one run.

In the top of the fourth inning, Princeton WhistlePigs tied things up at one. Princeton WhistlePigs scored one run when Andrew Brait singled.

After Princeton WhistlePigs scored one run in the top of the ninth, Pulaski River Turtles answered with one of their own. Pulaski River Turtles then answered when Woods grounded out, scoring one run.

Princeton WhistlePigs pulled away for good with three runs in the fifth inning. In the fifth Brady Day singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run, Dylan Rogers‘s sac fly scored one run for Princeton WhistlePigs, and Popa singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Princeton WhistlePigs scored three runs in the sixth inning. Princeton WhistlePigs‘s big inning was driven by singles by Fisher Pyatt and Tommy Myint and a double by Nathan Holt.

Evan Porter was credited with the victory for Princeton WhistlePigs. The pitcher allowed two hits and two runs over one and one-third innings, striking out three and walking zero. A number of pitchers entered the game as relief, with Eli WrightBrody EgliteDrew Conover, and Jackson Reid all securing outs and ultimately the victory. Wright recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Princeton WhistlePigs.

Carter Lyles took the loss for Pulaski River TurtlesLyles went one inning, allowing three runs on four hits, striking out one and walking zero.

Kevin Eaise started the game for Pulaski River Turtles. The bulldog surrendered one run on three hits over four innings, striking out five Tyler LeBlanc started the game for Princeton WhistlePigsLeBlanc allowed one hit and one run over four innings, striking out four

Pulaski River Turtles hit one home run on the day. Lovich had a homer in the eighth inning.

Pulaski River Turtles totaled eight hits in the game. John Bay and Lovich all managed multiple hits for Pulaski River TurtlesLovich and Bay each managed two hits to lead Pulaski River Turtles.

Princeton WhistlePigs had 12 hits in the game. Jake RubensteinPopaHolt, and Tre Morris all managed multiple hits for Princeton WhistlePigs.

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