Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2, Winston-Salem Dash 0
A fast start by the Pelicans provided them all the runs they’d need, as base hits in the first by third baseman Jesse Hodges and outfielder Eddy Martinez plated runs.
Both Hodges and Martinez were 1-for-3 in the game, their base hits allowing Myrtle Beach to score their two runs.
Winner: Michael Rucker (2-2) had a no-hitter through 6 1/3 for the Pelicans. He wound up giving up one hit and no runs, striking out seven in just as many innings of work.
Loser: A rough first inning did Winston-Salem starter Alec Hansen (0-2) in, allowing two runs on three hits in the opening frame. He would not allow another hit in his remaining four innings on the mound.
By the numbers
2 The number of hits earned by Winston-Salem in the game. It also signifies how many wins in a row by Myrtle Beach, the first time in nearly a month that the club has earned consecutive victories.
6.1 Innings of no-hit ball served by Pelicans starter Michael Rucker.
12Total strikeouts by Myrtle Beach pitcher Michael Rucker and Dakota Mekkes.
Myrtle Beach improves to 8-11 in the second half of the Carolina League season, 50-38 overall. Winston-Salem falls to 9-11 in the season’s second stanza, and 33-56 overall.
The same two teams will take the field Thursday at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m., with Duncan Robinson (0-1, 4.50 ERA) taking the hill for Myrtle Beach, while the Dash will counter with Brannon Easterling (5-5, 4.72 ERA).