Pulaski River Turtles Defeats Resilient Princeton WhistlePigs
Princeton WhistlePigs‘s effort to come back from down six runs in the seventh inning came up just short, as they fell 9-8 to Pulaski River Turtles on Saturday. Princeton WhistlePigs managed seven runs in the failed comeback. Kyle Keister, Brady Day, Dylan Rogers, Nico Popa, AJ Jones, and Trevor Bailey picked up RBIs to lead the rally.
Princeton WhistlePigs was right in it until Pulaski River Turtles doubled in the tenth inning.
In the second inning, Pulaski River Turtles got their offense started when Ryan Johnson hit a solo homer.
Princeton WhistlePigs knotted the game up at seven in the bottom of the seventh inning. Jones singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.
Princeton WhistlePigs put up six runs in the seventh inning. The offensive onslaught came from singles by Keister, Day, Rogers, and Jones and a groundout by Popa.
Pulaski River Turtles scored three runs in the seventh inning. The big inning for Pulaski River Turtles came thanks to doubles by Mark Trotta and Jackson Beamon and an error on a ball put in play by Ross Lovich.
Caleb Pittman was the winning pitcher for Pulaski River Turtles. The righthander lasted two innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out one and walking zero. Andrew Dye and Carter Lyles entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Zane Probst took the loss for Princeton WhistlePigs. The pitcher lasted two innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out four and walking one.
Liam Reynolds started the game for Pulaski River Turtles. The pitcher went five innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out five Patrick Queener started the game for Princeton WhistlePigs. The righty surrendered four runs on three hits over four innings, striking out eight and walking one
Princeton WhistlePigs racked up nine hits in the game. Nathan Holt and Day each managed multiple hits for Princeton WhistlePigs. Holt went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Princeton WhistlePigs in hits.
Pulaski River Turtles totaled eight hits. Johnson and Beamon all managed multiple hits for Pulaski River Turtles. Johnson led Pulaski River Turtles with three hits in four at bats. Pulaski River Turtles was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Conner Gore had the most chances in the field with nine.
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