Pulaski River Turtles stayed in it until the end, but Princeton WhistlePigs pulled away late in a 9-8 victory on Friday. The game was tied at eight with Princeton WhistlePigs batting in the top of the ninth when Lucas Reed induced Andrew Brait to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Pulaski River Turtles tied things up at eight when Jackson Beamon singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
Zane Probst led the Princeton WhistlePigs to victory on the pitcher’s mound. The righthander allowed one hit and zero runs over two and a third innings, striking out three and walking zero. Taylor Catton threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Zach Hise started the game for Pulaski River Turtles. Hise allowed seven hits and five runs over five innings, striking out four and walking one Justin Showalter started the game for Princeton WhistlePigs. The pitcher allowed eight hits and seven runs over two and two-thirds innings, striking out three and walking zero
Pulaski River Turtles collected 12 hits on the day. Garrett Rice, Gore, Beamon, and Cameron Leary all managed multiple hits for Pulaski River Turtles. Rice went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Pulaski River Turtles in hits.
Princeton WhistlePigs saw the ball well today, racking up ten hits in the game. Dylan Rogers, Popa, and Fisher Pyatt all collected multiple hits for Princeton WhistlePigs. Rogers led Princeton WhistlePigs with three hits in five at bats.
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