River Turtles walk off with 3-2 victory

River Turtles walk off with 3-2 victory

The Pulaski River Turtles walked it off in a 3-2 victory over the Bluefield Ridge Runners on seven inning Sunday. The first ever walk-off win in River Turtles history would come off the bat of Ross Lovich.

Bluefield now fall to 17-20 on the season while Pulaski now stands at 23-14, and still atop the East.

Bluefield got on the board first, putting up two in the third. Pulaski would then cut the lead in half in the fourth, off a sac fly by Mark Trotta to bring in Cameron Leary and make it 2-1 after four.

In the bottom of the seventh, a lead-off walk of Myles Smith and a single by Evan Minarovic would set the stage for Ross Lovich. Lovich would belt a 2 RBI double to right-center field and cement his name in River Turtles history.

The win would go to Joan Jesus Gonzalez, as he went one inning, allowed only a single hit, and struck out two. The loss went to Cameron Knox, who went one inning, allowed three hits, two runs, walked one, and struck out two.

The Turtle of the Game would of course go to none other than Ross Lovich. He went 2-4 on the game and the game-winning 2 RBI double in the bottom of the seventh.

Both teams have Monday off before continuing their seasons at home on Tuesday. Bluefield will be facing the Elizabethton River Riders, while Pulaski caps off their six-game homestand with a series against the Johnson City Doughboys.

By KYLE MANALO