Bluefield Ridge Runners fought back after falling down by seven runs in the seventh inning. The comeback fell just short though, in a 12-11 defeat to Pulaski River Turtles on Sunday. Bluefield Ridge Runners scored six runs in the failed comeback on a grand slam by Joshuan Sandoval and a single by Brayden Jobert.
Nick Gorby was on the pitcher’s mound for Pulaski River Turtles. The southpaw allowed one hit and zero runs over three innings, striking out two and walking one. Caleb Pittman recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Pulaski River Turtles.
Mason Dillow toed the rubber for Bluefield Ridge Runners. The pitcher surrendered zero runs on zero hits over one-third of an inning, walking zero. Brooks Ey, Derickmael Cuadrado Olmeda, Kenrick Mendez, and Joey Morris each entered the game as relief, throwing three and two-thirds innings, one and two-thirds innings, one inning, and one-third of an inning respectively.
Bluefield Ridge Runners racked up 11 hits on the day. Jobert, Janniel Berroa, and Myles McKisic each managed multiple hits for Bluefield Ridge Runners. Jobert went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead Bluefield Ridge Runners in hits.
Pulaski River Turtles tallied 12 hits on the day. Garrett Rice, Josh Rolling, and Cameron Leary all managed multiple hits for Pulaski River Turtles. Rice led Pulaski River Turtles with three hits in four at bats.
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