Princeton WhistlePigs watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 13-7 loss to Pulaski River Turtles on Sunday. Pulaski River Turtles scored on a home run by Jackson Beamon in the first inning and a home run by Garrett Rice in the second inning.
Princeton WhistlePigs collected eight hits and Pulaski River Turtles had 17 in the high-scoring affair.
Pulaski River Turtles pulled away for good with two runs in the second inning. In the second Rice homered on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.
Pulaski River Turtles scored five runs in the third inning. Pulaski River Turtles batters contributing to the big inning included Ryan Johnson, Mark Trotta, and Evan Minarovic, who all drove in runs.
Paco Hernandez got the win for Pulaski River Turtles. The pitcher allowed five hits and four runs over six innings, striking out three. Joan Jesus Gonzalez, Blake Burzell, and Carter Lyles all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory.
Beau Blanchard took the loss for Princeton WhistlePigs. Blanchard allowed five hits and five runs over two and two-thirds innings, walking one.
Princeton WhistlePigs hit one home run on the day. Brady Day had a homer in the third inning.
Princeton WhistlePigs totaled eight hits in the game. Day, Nathan Holt, and Dylan Rogers each had multiple hits for Princeton WhistlePigs. Day led Princeton WhistlePigs with three hits in five at bats.
Pulaski River Turtles collected 17 hits on the day. Trotta, Johnson, Cameron Leary, Miles Smith, Rice, and Beamon all managed multiple hits for Pulaski River Turtles.
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