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M’s make it 11 straight wins

BLUEFIELD — The Pulaski Mariners took a one-hit shutout into the bottom of the ninth inning before the Bluefield Orioles rallied for two runs on two hits, ultimately coming up short as the Mariners killed the rally and defeated the Orioles 3-2 Tuesday night.
The win was the Mariners’ eleventh in a row, keeping them two-and-a-half games ahead of the Danville Braves for first place in the Appalachian League East Division.
The Mariners (19-8) were lead by strong pitching performances from five different pitchers, who combined to strike out the Orioles 14 times on the night.
Starting pitcher Kyle Haas, along with relievers Brent Gaphardt and Jordan Alvis, combined to no-hit the Orioles for six innings. Alvis (1-0) pitched one inning for Pulaski to pick up the win, while Gaphardt pitched two innings of no-hit ball in his first appearance for the Pulaski Mariners.
The Orioles were unable to get anything going until the seventh inning when reliever Brandon Pullen allowed a single to the lead-off batter. Pullen quickly recovered, however, retiring the next six batters he faced.
Things got a little tense in the ninth inning when the Orioles, down 3-0, were able to plate two runs on two hits off closer Philip Roy. Roy was able to shut down the Orioles rally, leaving the tying run standing on second base.

By scoring two runs off Roy, Bluefield managed to do something that no other team had done all season, as those two runs were the first that Roy had given up in over 15 innings.
All of Pulaski’s offense came in the top of the seventh inning when Jose Rivero hit a bases loaded single to knock in Dwight Britton and George Soto. Juan Fuentes followed that up with a sacrifice fly that scored Blake Trinkler, making the score 3-0.
Fuentes finished the day two-for-two, raising his league-leading batting average to .464. Britton also had two hits, as did recent addition Gabriel Noriega.

The Mariners will attempt to complete their fourth series sweep in a row tonight in Bluefield before heading to Elizabethton for a three-game series against the West Division leading Twins.

M’s make it 11 straight wins

BLUEFIELD — The Pulaski Mariners took a one-hit shutout into the bottom of the ninth inning before the Bluefield Orioles rallied for two runs on two hits, ultimately coming up short as the Mariners killed the rally and defeated the Orioles 3-2 Tuesday night.
The win was the Mariners’ eleventh in a row, keeping them two-and-a-half games ahead of the Danville Braves for first place in the Appalachian League East Division.
The Mariners (19-8) were lead by strong pitching performances from five different pitchers, who combined to strike out the Orioles 14 times on the night.
Starting pitcher Kyle Haas, along with relievers Brent Gaphardt and Jordan Alvis, combined to no-hit the Orioles for six innings. Alvis (1-0) pitched one inning for Pulaski to pick up the win, while Gaphardt pitched two innings of no-hit ball in his first appearance for the Pulaski Mariners.
The Orioles were unable to get anything going until the seventh inning when reliever Brandon Pullen allowed a single to the lead-off batter. Pullen quickly recovered, however, retiring the next six batters he faced.
Things got a little tense in the ninth inning when the Orioles, down 3-0, were able to plate two runs on two hits off closer Philip Roy. Roy was able to shut down the Orioles rally, leaving the tying run standing on second base.

By scoring two runs off Roy, Bluefield managed to do something that no other team had done all season, as those two runs were the first that Roy had given up in over 15 innings.
All of Pulaski’s offense came in the top of the seventh inning when Jose Rivero hit a bases loaded single to knock in Dwight Britton and George Soto. Juan Fuentes followed that up with a sacrifice fly that scored Blake Trinkler, making the score 3-0.
Fuentes finished the day two-for-two, raising his league-leading batting average to .464. Britton also had two hits, as did recent addition Gabriel Noriega.

The Mariners will attempt to complete their fourth series sweep in a row tonight in Bluefield before heading to Elizabethton for a three-game series against the West Division leading Twins.