Myrtle Beach Pelicans

More late inning magic allows Pelicans to continue recent roll

Myrtle Beach first baseman Matt Rose hit his 11th home run of the season, helping the Pelicans to a win over the Down East Wood Ducks.
Myrtle Beach first baseman Matt Rose hit his 11th home run of the season, helping the Pelicans to a win over the Down East Wood Ducks. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Final score

Myrtle Beach Pelicans 4, Down East Wood Ducks 2 (F/10)

Turning point

With the score tied 2-all in the top half of the 10th, a single by Bryant Flete would bring in Robert Garcia, giving the Pelicans the lead. Trent Giambrone’s solo home run later in the frame extended the Myrtle Beach lead, which reliever Scott Effross made stand up in the bottom half of the frame.

Offensive star

Myrtle Beach second baseman and shortstop Trent Giambrone was 2-for-4 in the game with a home run.

Decision takers

Winner: Pedro Araujo (4-0) went two innings, giving up a run on two hits. He struck out four Down East batters.

Loser: Tyler Ferguson (0-3) picked up the loss, going one inning and giving up two runs.

By the numbers

Keeping record

Myrtle Beach improves to 42-27 on the season, the best record in the Carolina League. Down East falls to 24-44.

On deck

Myrtle Beach and Down East wrap up theirs four-game series, and the first half of the Carolina League season on Sunday. First pitch in Kinston, N.C., is at 2 p.m.

Joe L. Hughes II: 843-444-1702, @JoeLHughesII

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