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Pulaski splits DH with Bristol

BRISTOL — The playoff-bound Pulaski Mariners split a double-header Sunday with Bristol, winning the first game 3-2 and losing the nightcap, 2-1 in 10 innings.
In the first game, Pulaski got off to a quick start as Kris Sanchez stroked his ninth homer of the season over the right center field fence to score himself and Jose Rivero who had singled to give Pulaski a 2-0 lead.
After Bristol answered with a lone run in the bottom of the second, the two teams traded runs in the fourth.
Pulaski’s eventual winning run that inning also came on a Sanchez hit as he doubled to center to again score Rivero.
Pulaski was able to hang on for the 3-2 win with Kyle Haas (4-5) picking up the win. Blake Nation recorded his 11th save.
In the nightcap, Pulaski scored quickly in the top of the first only to see Bristol shut down the Mariners the rest of the way for a 2-1 win.
Pulaski scored on a Juan Fuentes sacrifice fly which plated Dwight Britton.
The lead held up until the White Sox batted in the bottom of the sixth when a sacrifice fly brought in the first Bristol run.
The White Sox finally broke through in the home half of the tenth when Andrew Garcia lifted a walk-off homer to left to give Bristol a 2-1 win.
Kenn Kasparek (3-1) took the loss for Pulaski.
The double-header split gives Pulaski a 39-27 record on the season, five games ahead of Danville in the East Division of the Appalachian League.
Saturday night, during the Mariners’ final home regular season game, Pulaski jumped out to a 5-0 lead before holding off the Burlington Royals 5-3. 
Pulaski used a three-run third inning sandwiched by single runs in the first and fourth to build their 5-0 lead.  Juan Fuentes had a pair of doubles and three RBIs to lead the Mariners offense, while Gabriel Noriega added two hits two runs scored and a RBI.
Brooks Mohr started for Pulaski pitching five scoreless inning allowing just four hits, while striking out five to pick up his sixth win of the season.  Giancarlo De la Cruz took the loss for Burlington.  Burlington got two hits and a RBI from David Wood.
The Mariners have wrapped up the East Division title and will play in the best of three championship playoff series for the Appalachian League title starting Wednesday, Aug. 27 with the first game being at home in historic Calfee Park.

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Pulaski splits DH with Bristol

BRISTOL — The playoff-bound Pulaski Mariners split a double-header Sunday with Bristol, winning the first game 3-2 and losing the nightcap, 2-1 in 10 innings.
In the first game, Pulaski got off to a quick start as Kris Sanchez stroked his ninth homer of the season over the right center field fence to score himself and Jose Rivero who had singled to give Pulaski a 2-0 lead.
After Bristol answered with a lone run in the bottom of the second, the two teams traded runs in the fourth.
Pulaski’s eventual winning run that inning also came on a Sanchez hit as he doubled to center to again score Rivero.
Pulaski was able to hang on for the 3-2 win with Kyle Haas (4-5) picking up the win. Blake Nation recorded his 11th save.
In the nightcap, Pulaski scored quickly in the top of the first only to see Bristol shut down the Mariners the rest of the way for a 2-1 win.
Pulaski scored on a Juan Fuentes sacrifice fly which plated Dwight Britton.
The lead held up until the White Sox batted in the bottom of the sixth when a sacrifice fly brought in the first Bristol run.
The White Sox finally broke through in the home half of the tenth when Andrew Garcia lifted a walk-off homer to left to give Bristol a 2-1 win.
Kenn Kasparek (3-1) took the loss for Pulaski.
The double-header split gives Pulaski a 39-27 record on the season, five games ahead of Danville in the East Division of the Appalachian League.
Saturday night, during the Mariners’ final home regular season game, Pulaski jumped out to a 5-0 lead before holding off the Burlington Royals 5-3. 
Pulaski used a three-run third inning sandwiched by single runs in the first and fourth to build their 5-0 lead.  Juan Fuentes had a pair of doubles and three RBIs to lead the Mariners offense, while Gabriel Noriega added two hits two runs scored and a RBI.
Brooks Mohr started for Pulaski pitching five scoreless inning allowing just four hits, while striking out five to pick up his sixth win of the season.  Giancarlo De la Cruz took the loss for Burlington.  Burlington got two hits and a RBI from David Wood.
The Mariners have wrapped up the East Division title and will play in the best of three championship playoff series for the Appalachian League title starting Wednesday, Aug. 27 with the first game being at home in historic Calfee Park.

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