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Pulaski begins 7-game home stand tonight

By DAVID GRAVELY

sports@southwesttimes.com

 

Guess who is still in first place in the Appalachian League East Division? That’s right, the Pulaski Yankees are returning to historic Calfee Park to begin a seven-game home stand tonight with a half-game lead over the second place Bluefield Blue Jays (11-9).

 

The Danville Braves are tied with the Princeton Rays at 10-10 in third place and the Burlington Royals are at the bottom of the division at 9-11.

 

In the West Division the Johnson City Cardinals are at the top with an 11-8 record. The Bristol Pirates and Elizabethton Twins are second at 11-9 each. The Kingsport Mets are 8-12 and the Greeneville Reds are at the bottom at 7-13.

 

The Yankees will have a little different lineup when they take the field. Infielder Oliver Dunn was moved up to the Charleston RiverDogs Tuesday. Infielder Spencer Henson was sent from the Staten Island Yankees to join up with Pulaski, along with infielder Jake Farrell from the GCL Yankees East team.

 

Pulaski finished their five-game road trip with two wins and three losses, leaving them a half game up on Bluefield with an overall record of 11-8.

 

They opened the road trip with a 7-5 win at Burlington. They dropped the next two games of that series 6-7 and 5-10. They split their two games with Bristol, falling 3-9 in the opener and winning 5-0 Monday.

 

The entire league was able to enjoy a day off Tuesday before action resumes tonight.

 

Pulaski will host Bluefield for three games through Friday and then welcome Bristol for four games beginning Saturday. First pitch each night is set for 6:30 p.m.

 

In other action Princeton will travel to Kingsport, Johnson City will visit Bristol, Greeneville will go to Danville and Burlington will visit Elizabethton.

 

After breaking the all-time single game attendance record July 3 with a crowd of 4,869 fans, the Yankees announced earlier this week that students in all local school systems may receive a free general admission ticket to all remaining 2019 home game with the purchase of a paid adult ticket to the same game.

 

The free student tickets are presented by Shelor Motor Mile Growing the Future. In order to receive the free ticket, the student must be accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket and tell the ticketing staff which school they attend. This new policy will be in effect for the remainder of the 2019 season.

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