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Minors drop close game to Pulaski

07/06/2010, 9:25am EDT
By Admin

Pulaski rallies late

The Blacksburg minors lost to Pulaski on Monday night 5-4, after a late game rally by the Cougars.  Pulaski now advances to play Radford.  

In the top of the first, Blacksburg jumped out to a 2-0 lead on RBI sacrifices by Ben Freel and Davis Roberson, knocking in Jared Madigan and Cole Epperley, who reached base with a double and a single. 

Blacksburg picked up a run in the 3rd and 4th inning.  In the 3rd inning, Grant Johnston, who reached base on a single, stole third and home to notch Blacksburg's third run.  Hunter Radford would score in the 4th after reaching on a fielders choice.

Blacksburg held Pulaski to two runs on one hit through four complete innings on pitching by Jared Madigan.  After a pitching change in the 5th, Pulaski picked up three runs to make the score 5-4.  

Two defensive highlights in the fifth inning were two Pulaski runners being thrown out at the plate.  The first was a relay throw by CF Eric Wiles to SS Cole Epperely, who then hit C Ben Freel.  The second was a direct throw from LF Dom Hughes to Freel.  Both plays were key in keeping the Bruins within striking distance.

Offensively, Blacksburg was led by Jared Madigan, who went 3-4 with a double and two singles.  Jacob Lucas added two doubles.  The Bruin minors stranded 10 runners.

Blacksburg will now battle Christiansburg on Tuesday @ 6pm.

Tag(s): 9-10 Minors