Myrtle Beach Pelicans 6, (at) Carolina Mudcats 3
The Pelicans scored four runs in the second, highlighted by a two-run home run by Robert Garcia to build a 4-0 lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Garcia, who also scored two runs out of the nine hole.
Winner: Pelicans starter Justin Steele (3-3), who allowed two runs on three hits and struck out seven in five innings.
Loser: Mudcats starter Cody Ponce (5-4), who allowed five runs (one earned) on six hits and struck out eight in five innings.
By the numbers
2 1/2Games separating Myrtle Beach, Carolina and Buies Creek in the Carolina League Southern Division standings
14Strikeouts by Pelicans pitchers
24Total strikeouts in the game
Myrtle Beach 28-24, Carolina Mudcats 27-24