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Pulaski takes two from Princeton

PULASKI – Mario Martinez’s two-run homerun in the eighth inning completed a 4-2 Pulaski Mariners comeback against the Princeton Rays at Calfee Park on Sunday night.
The win extended the Mariners (25-14) lead in the East Division of the Appalachian League to 3-1/2 games over the Danville Braves, who lost on Sunday evening.
The Mariners fell behind 2-0 in the first three innings but scored four unanswered runs to run their winning streak against Princeton to eight straight.
Princeton (14-21) got a solo home run by Eli Sonoqui in the second inning followed by a RBI triple from Diogenes Luis in the third inning to build a 2-0 lead.
Pulaski countered with a Martinez sacrifice fly in the fourth to cut the lead in half before Dwight Britton singled home Kris Sanchez in the seventh to tie the score, before Martinez connected on his homer in the eighth.
Phillip Roy (3-0) picked up the victory for Pulaski in relief of the final two innings, striking out four as three Mariner pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts for the game.
Martinez finished the game 1-for-3 with three RBI’s for the Mariners, and Britton also contributed a hit and an RBI.
Juan Fuentes’ slump continued, as he went 0-for-2 to drop his league-leading batting average to .402.
Pulaski and Princeton wrap up their three game series and season series with a game Monday night at Calfee, with game time at 7:00 p.m.
It will be Hokie Nation night at the ballpark, as fans that wear their Hokie colors to the game will receive a discount off admission along with several giveaways from Virginia Tech.

PRI 011 000 000 – 2 7 0
PUL 000 100 12x – 4 5 0

WP – Roy (3-0)
LP – Bagley (1-2)
HR – PRI: E. Sonoqui (3). PUL: M. Martinez (3).

Mariners pound Rays

PULASKI – The Pulaski Mariners pounded out 15 hits and scored 14 runs to defeat the Princeton Rays 14-6 at Calfee Park Saturday night.
The victory runs the Mariners’ record against Princeton to 7-0 this season.
Pulaski (24-14) got a three-run homerun from Deybis Benitez in the third inning to take the lead for good after Princeton (14-20) scored three runs in the first inning, highlighted by an Elias Otero two-run homerun.
A five run sixth inning put the game away for the Mariners.
Mario Martinez added two hits and three RBI’s including a two-run homerun in the second. Dwight Britton collected four hits, two runs scored and two RBIs, while Gabriel Noriega had his best game as a Mariner with three hits and two runs scored.
Jordan Alvis (2-0) picked up the victory for Pulaski in relief. Kevin Shavez was saddled with the loss for Princeton.

PRI 300 010 200 – 6 13 3
PUL 002 305 22x – 14 15 1

WP – Alvis (2-0)
LP – Chavez (1-4)
HR – PRI: E. Otero (3). PUL: D. Benitez (2), M. Martinez (2).

Pulaski takes two from Princeton

PULASKI – Mario Martinez’s two-run homerun in the eighth inning completed a 4-2 Pulaski Mariners comeback against the Princeton Rays at Calfee Park on Sunday night.
The win extended the Mariners (25-14) lead in the East Division of the Appalachian League to 3-1/2 games over the Danville Braves, who lost on Sunday evening.
The Mariners fell behind 2-0 in the first three innings but scored four unanswered runs to run their winning streak against Princeton to eight straight.
Princeton (14-21) got a solo home run by Eli Sonoqui in the second inning followed by a RBI triple from Diogenes Luis in the third inning to build a 2-0 lead.
Pulaski countered with a Martinez sacrifice fly in the fourth to cut the lead in half before Dwight Britton singled home Kris Sanchez in the seventh to tie the score, before Martinez connected on his homer in the eighth.
Phillip Roy (3-0) picked up the victory for Pulaski in relief of the final two innings, striking out four as three Mariner pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts for the game.
Martinez finished the game 1-for-3 with three RBI’s for the Mariners, and Britton also contributed a hit and an RBI.
Juan Fuentes’ slump continued, as he went 0-for-2 to drop his league-leading batting average to .402.
Pulaski and Princeton wrap up their three game series and season series with a game Monday night at Calfee, with game time at 7:00 p.m.
It will be Hokie Nation night at the ballpark, as fans that wear their Hokie colors to the game will receive a discount off admission along with several giveaways from Virginia Tech.

PRI 011 000 000 – 2 7 0
PUL 000 100 12x – 4 5 0

WP – Roy (3-0)
LP – Bagley (1-2)
HR – PRI: E. Sonoqui (3). PUL: M. Martinez (3).

Mariners pound Rays

PULASKI – The Pulaski Mariners pounded out 15 hits and scored 14 runs to defeat the Princeton Rays 14-6 at Calfee Park Saturday night.
The victory runs the Mariners’ record against Princeton to 7-0 this season.
Pulaski (24-14) got a three-run homerun from Deybis Benitez in the third inning to take the lead for good after Princeton (14-20) scored three runs in the first inning, highlighted by an Elias Otero two-run homerun.
A five run sixth inning put the game away for the Mariners.
Mario Martinez added two hits and three RBI’s including a two-run homerun in the second. Dwight Britton collected four hits, two runs scored and two RBIs, while Gabriel Noriega had his best game as a Mariner with three hits and two runs scored.
Jordan Alvis (2-0) picked up the victory for Pulaski in relief. Kevin Shavez was saddled with the loss for Princeton.

PRI 300 010 200 – 6 13 3
PUL 002 305 22x – 14 15 1

WP – Alvis (2-0)
LP – Chavez (1-4)
HR – PRI: E. Otero (3). PUL: D. Benitez (2), M. Martinez (2).