Myrtle Beach Pelicans 5, (at) Buies Creek Astros 4
With the Pelicans leading 1-0, Jesse Hodges hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to give Myrtle Beach just enough to hold off the Astros.
Hodges, whose lone hit was a big one.
Winner: Pelicans starter Duncan Robinson (1-2), who allowed one hit and struck out five in five shutout innings.
Loser: Astros starter Hector Perez (4-4), who allowed three runs on six hits and struck out six in five innings.
By the numbers
1Extra-base hits by Buies Creek
9Home run total for Hodges
11Strikeouts by Pelicans batters
Myrtle Beach 53-41 (10-14 second half), Buies Creek 54-42 (17-9)
Down East Wood Ducks at Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 7:05 p.m. Thursday