PULASKI – After coming back from four runs down to tie the score in the ninth, Pulaski gave up four runs in the 10th inning and fell to Danville 8-5 Sunday night at Calfee Park.
The Braves jumped on top early when Willie Carter hit a first-inning grand slam to go on top 4-0.
Chad Bell led off the bottom of the third with a single. Anthony Bell walked, and Robert Chirinos flew out to right moving Bell to third who then scored on a Ryder Green two-out single.
The score remained the same until the seventh inning when, after a Saul Torres lead-off walk, Madison Santos launched a two-run homer to center. Robert Javier reached on a bunt single and made it to third on a steal and a throwing error with nobody out.
Braves pitcher Justin Yeager then struck out Chad Bell, Gabriel Mora and Anthony Volpe, stranding the tying run on third.
In the ninth, Santos walked and stole second and scored the tying run on a Javier double who advanced to third on a fly ball to right by Bell. With two outs, pinch hitter Oliver Dunn grounded out to first, again stranding Javier on third, but this time with the winning run.
In the 10th inning, a bases-load walk to Beau Philip, a two-run single by Brandon Parker and a run-scoring single by Bryce Ball put the Braves up 8-4.
In the bottom half of the inning, Gustavo Campero was placed on second base, as part of the new “pace-of-play” rule, and scored on a Chirinos single. But Danville reliever Alex Comacho struck out Green, Spencer Henson and Torres to end the game.
Mitch Spence was saddled with the loss giving up four runs on two hits and one walk with no strikeouts in two innings of work.
Javier went 2 for 4 with an RBI and Santos drove in a pair of runs and scored twice for the Yankees.
Pulaski will play host to the Elizabethton Twins in a three-game series with the first pitch of the opening game slated for 6:30 p.m. Monday.