Down East Wood Ducks 4, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 1
With Down East already leading 1-0, the Wood Ducks were able to add three runs to their tally. A double courtesy of Carlos Garay scored two, while a single by Evan Van Hoosier brought another run in.
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Vimael Machin was 3-for-4 in Thursday night’s game, including a double for the Pelicans in a losing effort.
Winner: Jonathan Hernandez went 5.1 innings on Thursday, giving up one run on four hits to pick up the win.
Loser: Mike Rucker pitched 3.1 innings, ceding four runs on six hits.
By the numbers
0 Hits by Myrtle Beach’s top three hitters in the lineup
1 Myrtle Beach’s drive for a third consecutive Mills Cup championship comes down to one day of baseball, and the Pelicans needing two wins over Down East on Friday night.
24 The Pelicans left 24 runners on base in Thursday’s game.
The series shifts to Myrtle Beach as the Pelicans seek to stave off elimination in Game 2. First pitch is at 5:05 p.m. If Myrtle Beach is able to win the first contest, a second and deciding game will be held 30 minutes afterward.