Happy homecoming: P-Rays lambaste Pulaski

August 7, 2017 - tonton

PRINCETON — Baseball coaches mostly contend that a competition requires a brief memory — that a group contingency put a detriment or a bad inning out of mind and pierce on. The Princeton Rays are relocating on.

Back on their home solid during Hunnicutt Field, a Rays took a lead in a initial inning and never looked back, violence a high-flying Pulaski Yankees 10-2 on Sunday dusk in front of a throng announced as 445 fans.

Pulaski (19-14), still owners of a best winning commission in a Appalachian League, had won 5 of a past 6 games. Princeton (17-27) won a second straight, hours after violation a 10-game losing strain late Saturday night with a 7-5 feat in 12 innings during Johnson City.

The Rays used a prolonged round to good advantage early in Sunday’s game. Trey Hair strike his seventh home run of a year — and second in dual days — in a bottom of a initial with dual teammates aboard and dual outs, to spin a 1-0 necessity into a 3-1 lead. 

In a subsequent inning, Jose Tonton’s second Appy League triple got Joey Roach home, and Michael Smith followed with an RBI singular to left, formulating a 5-1 advantage.

It took Josh Fleming 43 pitches to get by dual innings on a pile for Princeton, during that he gave adult an warranted run and struck out 3 Yankees. Dylan Thompson took over to start a third and pitched 3 scoreless innings for his initial Appalachian League pitching win. Thompson, who struck out 4 batters, gave adult dual singles and 3 walks, though no Pulaski curtain got serve than second base.

Jeffrey Rosa afterwards pitched dual scoreless stanzas with 3 strikeouts.

The Rays poured it on in a core innings with 5 some-more runs. Zach Rutherford was strike by a representation in a fifth support and scored on a furious pitch.

In a subsequent inning, Tonton supposing nonetheless another RBI singular and Princeton proceeded to bucket a bases, forcing a pitching change. Rutherford came by again, with a line expostulate singular to core off Anderson Severino. Combined with a fielding blunder in a outfield, that brought 3 Rays opposite home plate.

Severino late 5 of a subsequent 6 batters he faced, though a Yankees could beget usually one some-more run, on an eighth-inning singular by Charles Vazquez.

Rutherford and Tonton both finished a day with dual RBI. Ronaldo Hernandez was 2 for 4, lifting his normal to .344. Tonton and Michael Smith were also 2 for 4 during a plate. 

Princeton racked adult 10 hits, and 10 strikeouts.

Yeison Corredera had dual hits for Pulaski, including a Yankees’ usually extra-base hit, a double in a eighth. Four Rays pitchers total to strike out 11 Yanks.

The dual squads lapse to Hunnicutt Field currently and Tuesday for what is expected to be their final meetings this season. 

This evening, Rays ball will be giving divided 450 bobbleheads of Logan Forsythe, who was an infielder for Tampa Bay from 2014-16 and now plays for a Los Angeles Dodgers.

 

At Hunnicutt Field

Pulaski………….100   000   010  —    2    8   3

Princeton………230   014   00x  —  10  10  0

Alexander Vizcaino, Juan Jimenez (5), Anderson Severino (6), Mark Seyler (8) and Saul Torres. Josh Fleming, Dylan Thompson (3), Jeffrey Rosa (6), Garrett Anderson (8) and Ronaldo Hernandez. W — Thompson (1-1). L — Vizcaino (3-3). HR — Pctn, Hair (7), 1st, 2 on. Att — 445.

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