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Mariners lose tight game

Astros Win in Eighth Inning

By MATTHEW WURZBURGER, PulaskiMariners.net

Looking for a series sweep, the Pulaski Mariners (13-12) instead fell to the Greeneville Astros (12-12) in a close game, 7-6.

The eighth inning proved decisive for Greeneville as the Astros scored once off Rohn Pierce (2-1, 3.86 ERA) to break the 6-6 tie. Pierce entered in the sixth inning in relief of starter Pat Peterson and lasted two innings—surrendering three runs, one earned, in that span.Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 8.04.55 PM

Angel Heredia (3-1, 3.29) won the game for the Astros. He held the Mariners scoreless for the final one and one-third innings.

Pulaski’s one through five hitters dealt the majority of the damage. Seven of the team’s nine hits came from those spots in the lineup. Five different Mariners recorded a RBI.

The Mariners take Tuesday off due to a league-wide off day. They will be back in action on Wednesday against the Johnson City Cardinals.

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