Down East Wood Ducks 4, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3 (F/14)
After a single and sacrifice bunt by the following batter moved Down East designated hitter Jairo Beras in the top half of the 14th inning, a wild pitch by Myrtle Beach reliever Marc Huberman allowed him to advance to third. Mere pitches later, Pelicans shortstop Andruw Monasterio’s throw to home plate sailed wide, allowing a lunging Beras to touch home plate, scoring what proved to be the winning run.
Down East first baseman Josh Altmann was 4-for-5 with a run scored for the Wood Ducks in their win Wednesday night.
Winner: Adam Choplick went three innings for Down East, not allowing a run while yielding only one hit. He struck out four batters.
Loser: Myrtle Beach reliever Marc Huberman wet three innings, giving up one run — which was unearned — on two hits, striking out two Down East batters.
By the numbers
0 Hits by Down East center fielder LeDarious Clark, despite reaching base three times in Wednesday’s game.
4 Errors committed by Down East in Wednesday night’s game.
11 Combined number of pitchers to see time on the bump in Wednesday’s game.
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are now 28-25 on the season, falling back into third place in the Carolina League’s Southern Division following Carolina’s win over Buies Creek on Wednesday. Down East improves to 21-31.
The Carolina League foes continue their four-game set Thursday night with a 7:05 p.m. start at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Ryan Kellogg (1-3, 5.01 ERA) will go to the hill for Myrtle Beach, while Down East will counter with Wes Benjamin (3-4, 5.75 ERA).