Carolina Mudcats 6, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3 (8)
Carolina added to its one-run advantage, scoring in each the seventh and eighth inning and the contest was called due to inclement weather before the Pelicans could bat in the bottom half of the eighth.
Carolina’s Braxton Davidson, who was 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored.
Pelicans second baseman Ian Happ has been seeing the ball extremely well as of late and went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and run scored. Following an 0-for-8 start in his first two games of the season, Happ has batted .365 with two home runs, 12 RBIs and eight runs scored in the past 14 games.
W–Enderson Franco (1-1, 9.00 ERA); L–Erick Leal (2-1, 5.40); SV–Evan Phillips (2).
By the numbers
2Games that separate first-place Salem Red Sox and second-place Myrtle Beach
7Consecutive contests in which Happ has reached base safely
8Inning in which the umpires called the game due to inclement weather
18The number worn by former Pelicans manager Rocket Wheeler, which was retired by Myrtle Beach prior to the game. Wheeler is in his first year as Carolina’s manager.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (8-8, 2nd Southern), Carolina Mudcats (7-9, 3rd Southern).
Who: Carolina Mudcats at Myrtle Beach Pelicans
When: 7:05 p.m., Saturday
Where: TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark