Myrtle Beach Pelicans 8, Down East Wood Ducks 3
Already up by three runs in the third, a home run by Myrtle Beach's Eloy Jimenez over the left field wall pushed the Pelicans lead to 5-0, effectively ending the competitive phase of the game.
Breaking out of a recent slump, Myrtle Beach outfielder Daniel Spingola was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
Winner: Dakota Mekkes (1-0) went two innings without giving up a hit, the lone base runner allowed during his time on the mound coming via a walk.
Loser: Jacob Shortslef (0-2) allowed five runs on five hits in three innings of work.
By the numbers
19 — Daniel Spingola had his first hit in 19 at-bats with an RBI single in the third inning of Sunday's game
20 — Wins in Myrtle Beach's last 25 games
43 — Wins in the first half for the Pelicans, best in the Carolina League
Myrtle Beach improves to 43-27 on the season, the best record in the Carolina League. Down East falls to 24-45.
Myrtle Beach has a few days off for the Carolina League All-Star break. It will return to the field Thursday, when it hosts Down East. First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m.