Dominant pitching led the Pulaski River Turtles to a 6-1 win over the Bristol State Liners on Friday night.
Pulaski’s pitching staff impressed, combining for just six hits, one run (none earned), one walk, and nine strikeouts. Bristol got on the board first, where an RBI single from center fielder Aaron Graeber put them up 1-0 after three.
After that, Pulaski took complete control, scoring six unanswered.
The first of Pulaski’s runs came in the fourth, when Bristol walked with bases loaded to bring in left fielder Ryan Moerman. Then, new addition Gage Goddard followed that up with an RBI single that brought in second baseman Ryan Johnson to make it 2-1 after four. In the sixth, designated hitter Owen Deshazo hit a blooper into no man's land in left field. This brought in right fielder Christian Smith and Goddard to make it 4-1 heading into the seventh.
The final runs of the game came in the bottom of the eighth. The first came off a homer to right-center field from third baseman Ryland Zaborowski (7). The final run of the game came off a wild pitch that brought in Smith.
The winner on the mound went to the hometown kid, Avery Mabe. Mabe impressed in six innings of relief, allowing just four hits, one run (none earned), walking none while striking out seven. Mabe’s performance earned him Player of the Game. The loss went to Bristol starter Fidel Ulloa. He went five innings with three hits, two earned runs, five walks and six strikeouts. Pulaski will look to continue its success Saturday, with a rematch against Bristol.