Buies Creek Astros 5, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 1
Scoreless in the second, first baseman Dexture McCall got things going by reaching on an error. Pat Porter followed with a single, before Christian Correa’s base hit brought McCall in for the game’s first run.
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Catcher Tyler Alamo was 2-for-4 in the game, his base hits making up nearly half of Myrtle Beach’s output in the contest.
Winner: Akeem Bostick was masterful, striking out six while scattering only two hits and walking one in a win by Buies Creek.
Loser: Thomas Hatch went 4 2/3 innings, scattering five hits and giving up four runs – three of which were earned. He struck out five Buies Creek batters.
By the numbers
9Strikeouts by Myrtle Beach hitters in Wednesday’s game, six of which came courtesy of Buies Creek’s Akeem Bostick. The Pelicans also left that many runners stranded in the contest.
19The number of runners left on base by Buies Creek in Wednesday’s game.
3Runs scored in the fifth by Buies Creek
Myrtle Beach is 4-3 on the season, while Buies Creek is 6-1.
Myrtle Beach returns home to begin a seven-game home stand on Thursday, playing host to Lynchburg in the opener of a four-game set. As for Buies Creek, it will take the road for the first of four games against Winston-Salem.