Down East Wood Ducks 5, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3
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Down East jumped all over starter Ryan Kellogg, scoring five runs in the first inning. Despite a late rally by Myrtle Beach, that early outburst proved more than enough for the Wood Ducks to hold on for the win.
Down East right fielder Preston Scott was 2-for-3 in the game, scoring one and bringing in another.
Winner: Grant Zawadzki (1-0) was credited with the win after going three innings, giving up two runs on three hits. He struck out two during his time on the mound.
Loser: Ryan Kellogg (3-7) lasted less than an inning for the Pelicans, ceding five runs on six hits. After the game, he was sent to the seven-day disabled list.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans 5, Down East Wood Ducks 0
With the Pelicans clinging to a 1-0 lead, Eddy Martinez’s two-run homer allowed the club to extend their lead, one that would prove too tall for Down East on this night.
Myrtle Beach right fielder Eddy Martinez was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and an RBI in a winning effort.
Winner: Scott Effross (5-1) went five innings, scattering two hits and not allowing a run. He struck out four.
Loser: Steven Bruce (2-2) pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on six hits in a losing effort.
Myrtle Beach is 11-15 in the second half of the Carolina League season, while Down East moves to 12-15.
The same two teams take the field Friday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark for the third of a five-game set. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.