Cave Spring Tops Pulaski County 4-2 for River Ridge Baseball Win

Cave Spring closer #6 Steve Klaiber brings the heat as he shuts down Pulaski over the last two innings to pick up the save.

by Bill Turner

Cave Spring plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to overcome a 2-1 deficit, as the Knights defeated Pulaski County 4-2 in River Ridge baseball Friday afternoon at Knights Field.

Cave Spring was clinging to a 1-0 lead before Pulaski County scored twice in the top of the fifth without the benefit of a hit, to briefly take the 2-1 lead.

The Knights responded in their half of the inning after Griffin Stanley and Zach Utterback parlayed two-out hits to tie the score at 2. Jordan Bryant followed with a double down the left field line that plated Utterback for the 3-2 Cave Spring advantage.

Cave Spring would get an insurance run in the sixth when Ryan Gerhardt singled with two outs, and scored on a Reece Kingery double off the left-center field fence.

Knight starting pitcher Ben Walker only allowed one hit over five innings to pick up the win. Cave Spring closer Steve Klaiber shut down the Cougars over the last two innings to get the save.

Bryant and Stanley led the Cave Spring hitting attack with two hits each.