PULASKI, Virginia - If fans were expecting to see an offensive showdown in Tuesday night's game, they were likely disappointed as the Pulaski Yankees (21-22) beat the Greeneville Astros (25-21) by a score of 2-1.
The Yankees won game one of the three game series on Sunday night before the Astros took game two in a 3-0 shutout. Neither team could muster up much offense in Tuesday's game as the first run was not scored until the 13th inning. Both teams had opportunities to score with the bases loaded earlier in the game but could not bring a runner home.
A short burst of rain caused a 30-minute delay before the ninth inning of the still scoreless game. At the end of the inning, neither team had sent a runner across the plate.
In the bottom of the 11th inning, Donny Sands started things off for Pulaski with a stand-up double. Despite Sands reaching third base, the Yankees were unable to score, sending the game into the 12th.
Greeneville was the first to put a run on the board, doing so in the top of the 13th inning when center fielder Luis Payano was driven in by catcher Raymond Henderson.
The Astros lead would not last, though. In the bottom of the inning, Isiah Gilliam scored to give the Yankees their first run of the game. With two outs and a runner in scoring position, Oswaldo Cabrera stepped up to the plate. With a hard hit single to center field he drove in Andy Diaz to win the game 2-1.
Pulaski reliever Phillip Diehl (2-0) picked up the win on Tuesday while pitching three innings, giving up no runs, and striking out two. Greeneville reliever Reggie Johnson (2-2) got the loss. Johnson pitched 1.2 innings and gave up two runs on four hits.
The Yankees have won six of their last seven games. The team will travel to Bluefield for a three game series with the Blue Jays before heading to Bristol to face off against the Pirates. The Yankees return home August 18th for another series against Bluefield.
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