PULASKI — The Yankees’ bats remained anemic but coupled with a strong pitching performance Pulaski gained a 4-3 win over the Danville Braves on Saturday night at Calfee Park to even the series at one game apiece.

After being held to four hits on Friday, the Yankees were limited to five hits Saturday night with Ryder Green getting two .

The Braves jumped out early when in the first, leadoff batter Cody Milligan singled, then scored on Beau Philip’s two-run homer.

Pulaski answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning. Roberto Chirinos was hit by a pitch, Oliver Dunn walked and Green singled to load the bases. Chirinos then scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Madison Santos.

Danville added to its lead in the fourth on Bryce Ball’s leadoff homer.

In the fifth, Pulaski’s Chad Bell walked and Robert Javier launched a triple to center field that scored Bell to make the score 3-2 Danville.

Oliver Dunn led off the Yankees’ sixth with a single, and Green followed with an RBI double to tie the score. Green advanced to third on Spencer Henson’s fly ball and scored on an error, which gave Santos his first RBI of the season and the Yankees the 4-3 lead.

In the eighth, the Braves loaded the bases, but Derek “Cowboy” Craft entered the game and forced a ground ball out to end the threat. He then retired Danville in order in the ninth to preserve the win for his first save of the season.

Jhonatan Munoz earned his first win over six innings , allowing three runs off of three hits with eight strikeouts and a walk.

ON DECK: The final of the three-game series is scheduled for Sunday at Calfee Park with the first at 6:30 p.m.

Danville Braves
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG*
Cody Milligan2B412000000.222
Beau PhilipSS311001211.136
Brandon ParkerCF300000012.192
Bryce Ball1B411001101.394
Willie CarterRF400000001.226
Victor De HoyosC400000001.179
Cody Birdsong3B400000003.156
Ray HernandezDH300000001.120
Michael MatejaLF200000011.261
Totals31340023311.232
 

BATTING
HR: Philip (1, 1st inning off Munoz, J, 1 on, 0 out); Ball (5, 4th inning off Munoz, J, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ball 4; Milligan 2; Philip 4.
RBI: Ball (12); Philip 2 (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Parker; Ball 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Philip (2, fielding); Birdsong (3, throw); Milligan (1, fielding).
DP: (De Hoyos-Milligan).

Pulaski Yankees
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Antonio CabelloRF400000002.190
Roberto ChirinosSS310000001.235
Oliver Dunn2B311000010.296
Ryder GreenDH412100101.308
Spencer Henson1B401100001.286
Madison SantosCF400000102.161
Gustavo CamperoC300000001.143
Chad Bell3B210000010.214
Robert JavierLF301010101.182
Totals3045210329.231
 

BATTING
2B: Green (3, Sanchez, F); Henson (1, Aquino, A).
3B: Javier (1, Julian).
TB: Dunn; Green 3; Henson 2; Javier 3.
RBI: Green (5); Javier (1); Santos, M (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Chirinos; Santos, M 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Green (2, 2nd base by Julian/De Hoyos).

Danville Braves
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA*
Zach Daniels3.01101300.00
Deyvis Julian2.01111409.00
Filyer Sanchez (L, 1-1)(BS, 1)2.02220003.00
Alex Aquino1.01000200.00
Totals8.05432903.54
Pulaski Yankees
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jhonatan Munoz (W, 1-1)6.03331827.71
Tyler Johnson (H, 1)1.00000100.00
Alex Mejias (H, 1)0.21001102.25
Derek Craft (S, 1)1.10001100.00
Totals9.043331123.43
WP: Mejias.
HBP: Chirinos (by Daniels).
Pitches-strikes: Daniels 41-28; Julian 33-20; Sanchez, F 31-21; Aquino, A 16-11; Munoz, J 70-51; Johnson, T 11-8; Mejias 18-11; Craft 24-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Daniels 3-1; Julian 1-1; Sanchez, F 2-5; Aquino, A 0-0; Munoz, J 5-4; Johnson, T 1-1; Mejias 0-0; Craft 1-2.
Batters faced: Daniels 12; Julian 8; Sanchez, F 9; Aquino, A 4; Munoz, J 22; Johnson, T 3; Mejias 4; Craft 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Craft 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Kenny Jackson. 1B: Chandler Durham. 
Weather: 80 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, In From CF.
First pitch: 6:31 PM.
T: 2:16.
Att: 3,517.
Venue: Calfee Park.
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