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.
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.
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
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