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.
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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).