Pulaski River Turtles Falls To Kingsport Axmen After Eighth Inning Score

Friday’s game against Kingsport Axmen was a heartbreaker for Pulaski River Turtles, as they lost the lead late in a 10-8 defeat. Kingsport Axmen was down 8-7 in the top of the eighth inning when Dante Leach singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.

Pulaski River Turtles collected six hits and Kingsport Axmen had 12 in the high-scoring affair.

In the second inning, Pulaski River Turtles got their offense started. John Bay hit a solo homer.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Pulaski River Turtles tied things up at six when Austin Bates‘s sac fly scored one run for Pulaski River Turtles.

Pulaski River Turtles notched three runs in the fourth inning. Mark Trotta and Ryan Johnson each drove in runs during the inning.

Kyle Scrape got the win for Kingsport Axmen. The lefty allowed one hit and one run over one and one-third innings, striking out two. Patrick Strawbridge and Cameron Burford entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Strawbridge recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Kingsport Axmen.

Blake Burzell took the loss for Pulaski River Turtles. The bulldog surrendered three runs on two hits over one-third of an inning, striking out one and walking one.

Matt Mulhearn started the game for Kingsport Axmen. The pitcher went five innings, allowing five runs on three hits, striking out five and walking one Chris Barraza started the game for Pulaski River Turtles. The pitcher lasted two and a third innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out one and walking one

Pulaski River Turtles socked two home runs on the day. Bay had a long ball in the second inning. Johnson had a dinger in the fourth inning.

Johnson led Pulaski River Turtles with three hits in five at bats.

Kingsport Axmen collected 12 hits on the day. LeachJonJon Berring, and Connor Milton each racked up multiple hits for Kingsport Axmen.

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