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.
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.
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
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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