PRINCETON, W.Va. – The Princeton Rays pounded out 15 hits and their pitching staff held the Pulaski Yankees to six hits and did not allow a baserunner over the final four innings in a 7-2 win Wednesday night at Hunnicut Field. The game was played in two hours and 17 minutes.
The Rays drew first blood in the bottom of the first inning when Jelfry Marte scored on Luis Leon’s double.
Pulaski responded with doubles by Madison Santos and Oliver Dunn to tie the score in the top of the second.
In the bottom half of the inning Yunior Martinez tripled and Gionti Turner brought him home with a sacrifice fly to put Princeton back on top for good.
In the third, the Rays hit three straight singles to extend the lead to two runs.
Princeton put three runs on the board in the fourth on a lead-off double by Martinez followed by four straight singles for a 6-1 lead.
The Yankees picked up a run in the fifth when Gustavo Campero led off with a double and scored on a single by Chad Bell.
Pulaski was sat down in order for the remainder of the game.
The Rays added a run in the eighth for the final margin.
The series moves to Pulaski’s Calfee Park for a single game on Thursday with the first pitch slated for 6:30 p.m.