River Turtles return home, take 5-2 win over Princeton

River Turtles return home, take 5-2 win over Princeton

By Kyle Manalo

The Pulaski River Turtles kick their homestand off on a high-note with a 5-2 win over the Princeton WhistlePigs.

The 2nd inning would be the highlight of the night, with all runs coming in that inning.

The WhistlePigs would score two in the top, the first off an RBI single by Cournier and the second off a fielder’s choice to bring in Rivera.

Pulaski would answer back with a dominant bottom of the inning, scoring five in the frame. Returnee INF/C Ryan Johnson would start the scoring off for Pulaski, with a 2 RBI double to deep left-center field. OF Alec DeMartino, INF Michael Groves, and OF Haden Madagan would all follow that up with RBI singles to make the game 5-2.

Relief pitching would be the story of the game, with Patrick Sherron and Nick Perez throwing a combined 7 scoreless innings. There would be a couple times where they would find the bases loaded or runners in scoring position, but they clutched up when they needed to to keep the game in Pulaski’s favor.

Pulaski earn their first home win of the 2022 season and now hope to continue that success on Thursday in rematch with the Princeton WhistlePigs.