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 Trotta, Ross Lovich, and Tommy Woods picked up RBIs to lead the rally.
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.
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 Wright, Brody Eglite, Drew Conover, and Jackson Reid all securing outs and ultimately the victory. Wright recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Princeton WhistlePigs.
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 WhistlePigs. LeBlanc allowed one hit and one run over four innings, striking out four
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