Buies Creek 4, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3
Buies Creek scored three runs in the top of the fifth to take a lead it would not relinquish the rest of the evening. Christian Correa started with a double to left field, which was followed with an Eduardo de Oleo walk. After an Anibal Sierra bunt to move the runners over, an Oscar De La Cruz wild pitch pushed the Astros’ first run of the night across. A few pitches later, a line drive to right by Myles Shaw earned him a triple, allowing de Oleo to score. Buies Creek would add one more, an Osvaldo Duarte single bringing in Shaw.
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Though teammate Dexture McCall was more prolific on the night, going 3-for-4, the play of center fielder Myles Shaw changed the game. Going 2-for-5 on the night, his RBI triple tied the game, and his run shortly after put Buies Creek ahead for good.
Winner: Raphael Garza pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief, striking out three and walking two, while allowing a hit.
Loser: Oscar De Law Cruzwent 4 1/3 innings, giving up five hits and three runs on the night. He also had three strikeouts and two walks.
By the numbers
3Straight series losses for the Pelicans after winning their first of the season at Lynchburg
12More strikeouts for the Myrtle Beach ball club, including four by shortstop Trent Giambrone on the night
.219The Pelicans’ batting average, which is now dead last in the Carolina League
Myrtle Beach is 6-8 on the season, while Buies Creek is 10-4
Myrtle Beach heads to Kinston, N.C., on Thursday to take on the Down East Wood Ducks in the first of a four-game series between the clubs. First pitch is at 7 p.m.