The Pulaski Yankees scored in five of the first six innings, capped by a four-run outburst, on the way to a 9-5 romp against the Burlington Royals in Appalachian League baseball Friday night at Burlington Athletic Stadium.
The Royals didn’t have a hit until Jose Marquez’s double in the seventh inning. His RBI triple in the ninth accounted for the team’s only other hit.
Burlington (15-33) drew five walks.
Two second-inning errors led to Burlington’s first run and the next run scored on a wild pitch before Brhet Bewley’s sacrifice fly.
A wild pitch in the third inning allowed Pulaski to pull within 3-2. The Yankees tied it in the next inning on a groundout.
Evan Alexander and Anthony Seigler both had three hits for the Yankees (24-26). Alexander scored four runs.
Reliever Marlin Willis (3-3) took the loss.
At Durham, Nick Ciuffo’s 10th inning fly ball was dropped by Scranton / Wilke-Barre left fielder Ryan McBroom but it counted as a game-winning sacrifice fly as the Durham Bulls defeated the RailRiders 4-3 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Trailing 3-2 after the RailRiders scored in the top of the 10th, Rob Refsnyder drew a bases-loaded walk with no outs before Ciuffo came up as the next batter.
Brandon Snyder went 4-for-4 with a 10th-inning walk for the Bulls (64-50). Andrew Velazquez notched three hits.
Giovanny Urshela and Ryan McBroom smacked solo home runs for Scranton / Wilkes-Barre (60-55).
Velazquez hit the second pitch of the bottom of the first inning for a home run. The Bulls tied the score on Nate Lowe’s double in the seventh. Lowe also singled in the 10th.
Ian Gibaut (4-2) was the winning pitcher in relief.
Durham held a 10-4 edge in hits through seven innings.