Pulaski River Turtles knocked in five runs in the sixth on its way to a 9-2 victory over Danville Otterbots on Wednesday. Pulaski River Turtles big bats were led by Ryan Johnson, Austin Bates, Evan Minarovic, and Conner Gore, all driving in runs in the inning.
Danville Otterbots got on the board in the second inning when Morgan Colopy grounded into a double play, scoring one run.
Pulaski River Turtles pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Johnson doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run and Bates doubled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs.
Pulaski River Turtles tallied five runs in the sixth inning. The offensive onslaught came from singles by Johnson and Bates, an error on a ball put in play by Gore, and a double by Minarovic.
Kevin Eaise was credited with the victory for Pulaski River Turtles. Eaise allowed eight hits and two runs over five innings, walking one. Andrew Dye, Blake Burzell, and Caleb Pittman all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory.
Riley Gowens took the loss for Danville Otterbots. The righty lasted four innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out six and walking one.
Pulaski River Turtles had eight hits in the game. Johnson and Bates all managed multiple hits for Pulaski River Turtles. Bates and Johnson each collected two hits to lead Pulaski River Turtles.
Danville Otterbots racked up nine hits on the day. Noah Bailey, Carter Sanford, Aj Fritz, and Ryan Carr each managed multiple hits for Danville Otterbots.
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