Myrtle Beach Pelicans 8, Buies Creek Astros 7
With the game tied at 6-all and the bases loaded, Connor Myers’ base hit to left field scored two, giving the Pelicans their first lead of the game. Myrtle Beach fought back from a four-run deficit to pull out the win.
Myrtle Beach second baseman Bryant Flete continues to swing a hot bat, going 5-for-6 with an RBI to his credit.
Winner: Dakota Mekkes (1-0) went two innings for Myrtle Beach, yielding only a hit and striking out one.
Loser: Nick Hernandez (0-1) pitched 1 1/3 innings, giving up two runs on two hits and walking two batters.
By the numbers
5 Hits for Pelicans leadoff man Bryant Flete in Wednesday night’s contest.
17 Hits by Myrtle Beach in Wednesday’s win over Buies Creek.
27 Men left on base for the Pelicans in the game.
Myrtle Beach improves to 5-8 in the second half of the Carolina League schedule, while lifting its mark to 48-35 overall. Buies Creek falls to 9-5 in the season’s second stanza, 46-37 overall.
Buies Creek and Myrtle Beach meet in the rubber match of their three-game set on Thursday, first pitch coming at 7:05 p.m. The Pelicans will send lefty Justin Steele (6-4, 2.32 ERA) to the bump, while the Astros will counter with Ryan Hartman (0-3, 4.91 ERA).